Texas Will Survive

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Gloria Gaynor is dedicating a new version of the original survival anthem ‘I Will Survive’ to all her ‘neighbors in Texas’ who are enduring unprecedented flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Gaynor tweeted out ‘Texas Will Survive’ Wednesday evening with the updated lyrics.

At first we were afraid, we were petrified,
Kept thinking Texas couldn’t live in flood waters this high.

We know you spent plenty of time preparing for this hurricane,
Who could have known that it would come with so much devastating rain?

But, we will strive. And you’ll survive.
With all our love and help and prayers,
We will stand strongly by your side.

We are your neighbors, tried and true,
And we’ll do all we can for you.

And you’ll survive.
You will survive.

You will survive.

Gloria Gaynor’s iconic song “I Will Survive” is one of personal empowerment and overcoming adversity. The revised version of “Texas Will Survive” has touched the hearts of the survivors in the Texas  floods and the population across the country who are donating time and  treasure to aid our suffering neighbors. The message has grown to     unify to  care for the suffering of our neighbors. It has been noted that the death toll would be much higher than the actual 39 if all the volunteers  had not come to the rescue in Houston. ( The death toll in Katrina was 2000.)

This is the American spirit I know and love.   Doesn’t it make you  feel encouraged that we can Make America Great Again?

About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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2 Responses to Texas Will Survive

  1. Yes, this is the American spirit we too know and love. We can continue to make America Great Again! We live in phenomenal country and all one needs to do is travel abroad and when you return here you’ll know what we have is great and why others want to come here. Great post.

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  2. annetbell says:

    Oh I always know if I hear from you , that I have gotten to the heart of the matter! Thank you for your input. I , too, love travel and exploring the world but am always ready to come home to the US.
    Amen to your comment !


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