1982 BILLBOARD HIT ‘EYE OF THE TIGER’ BACK ON TOP OF THE CHARTS, THANKS TO KIM DAVIS

Eye_of_the_Tiger_SurvivorAfter 33 years, a 1982 number one hit song is back on the top of the Billboard chart, thanks to Rowan County clerk Kim Davis who was released  today after spending the long weekend behind bars for defying a Supreme Court order for her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

The song, “Eye of the Tiger” by American rock band Survivor was released in the spring of 1982 and was written at the request of actor Sylvester Stallone to be the theme song for the movie “Rocky III.”  It was written by Frank Sullivan and Jim Peterik.

As Davis, accompanied by Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee,  emerged from country jail, she was met by a cheering crowd of self-proclaimed Christians.  The song “Eye of the Tiger” was blasting in the background.

It wasn’t clear whose decision it was to play the song, but we can understand why, just by some of the song’s lyrics:

Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance
Now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You trade your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

With her defiance, Davis is really some kind of tiger!

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