The Story of SURVIVOR’s Gorgeous Ballad – “Ever Since The World Began”


I recently talked about Survivor’s long list of breathtaking ballads and even made a publication that specifically outlines 5 Beautiful SURVIVOR Ballads That Keep On Melting Our Hearts… Make sure to check it out if you are a person who truly appreciates gentle, well-written and gorgeously sung rock ballads!

I briefly talked about “Ever Since the World Began” but this time I would like to 100% shift your attention to this track because I recently discovered that many people are simply not aware of this track or have completely forgotten about its existence. Needless to say, this makes me feel more anxious than it should because the track is an absolute melodic masterpiece and believe me, I don’t get to say that for a lot of songs.

– Coming out of as the second single from the highly successful “Eye of the Tiger” (1982) – the ultimate staple of AOR in the 80s, “Ever Since the World Began” was completely overshadowed by the commercial success and the attention the title track got. Critics often point out that none other song from the album is worthy of our admiration or is as powerful as the title one, however here I have to step in and make it clear that the album is so much more than that. This right here is a perfect example of how one track can completely overtake an entire album. People like me, however, we come in and try to find the hidden treasures and reveal it to the mass because sometimes the most gorgeous diamonds are not on the surface. 

“Ever Since the World Begin” is credited to the songwriting partnership of Jim Peterik and Frankie Sullivan.

– The heart and soul of this song is of course, Dave Bickler’s emotional vocal delivery which gives you a whole new perspective on how talented he is. “Ever Since the World Begin” is a perfect marriage of vocals and lyrics, an absolute match made in heaven.

– In 1989, after a brief disbandment, Jimi Jamison, Survivor’s second vocalist, recorded the song for the movie “Lock Up”. I am not going to compare the two vocalists or the two versions because I love and respect both those outstanding musicians way too much to do it. I posted the two videos,  you decide for yourself.

– Lyrics! Lyrics! Lyrics! We have to always think about the importance of the lyrics! A simple word, expression or a story, told within the boundaries of a song, can have such a huge impact on someone’s emotional state and understanding of the world. “Ever Since the World Begin” is a song that gives you hopes that destiny will simply do its magic and even though you might not understand how it all began, it’s all part of the plan. I don’t know about you, guys, but I really believe in the idea that the road you take with someone, it was all written somewhere, when the world begun. Seasons will change and you will rise and fall, but destiny will guide you and if your so-called predetermined soulmate is right there, next to you, love will always keep you together.

Dave Bickler on vocals (“Eye of the Tiger”, 1982)

Jimi Jamison on vocals (Soundtrack from the movie “Lock Up”, 1989)


Ever Since The World Began Lyrics

💕🎶 I’ll never know what brought me here,

As if somebody led my hand,
It seems I hardly had to steer,
My course was planned.
And destiny it guides us all,
And by it’s hand we rise and fall,
But only for a moment,
Time enough to catch our breath again.

And we’re just another piece of the puzzle,
Just another part of the plan,
How one live touches the other,
Is so hard to understand.
Still we walk this road together,
We travel through as far as we can,
And we have waited for this moment in time,
Ever since the world began.

Taking in the times gone by,
We wonder how it all began,
We’ll never know and still we
Try to understand.
And even though the seasons change,
The reasons shall remain the same,
It’s love that keeps us holding on
Till we can see the sun again.

And we’re just another piece of the puzzle,
Just another part of the plan,
And we have waited for this moment in time,
Ever since the world began.

And I stand alone, a man of stone,
Against the driving rain,
And the night it’s got your number,
And the wind it cries your name,
If we search for truth, win or lose,
In this we’re all the same,
The hope still burns eternal,
We’re the keeper of the flame.

And we’re just another piece of the puzzle,
Just another part of the plan,
How one live touches the other,
Is so hard to understand.
Still we walk this road together,
We try and go as far as we can,
And we have waited for this moment in time,
Ever since the world began. 💕🎶


“Ever Since The World Began” Lyrics, retrieved from
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SURVIVOR in 15 Songs

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Today we are going to go through some of the greatest songs of Survivor – a band I admire, respect and love so much. I’m sure that the majority of rock music fans are well aware of Survivor and their rise to stardom and commercial success in the 80s. If not, then you must have heard “Eye of the Tiger” at least a thousand times as it’s probably their biggest hit and one of THE most significant and memorable tunes from that era. The fact that it was the theme song from Rocky III also helped a lot! Furthermore, just like any other rock band, Survivor also went through a few turbulent events, such as Dave Bickler’s vocal problems, Jimi Jamison’s departure and second return, legal issues, shaky reunions and of course, the tragic death of Jimi. Despite all these situations, however, they wrote and released so many beautiful and exceptional songs which deserve to be heard and appreciated. That’s why I decided to create this little playlist, consisting of 15 Survivor songs which to me personally best represent the band and their unique sound. I will try to gather up 15 outstanding songs from their music catalog, performed by both of their frontmen, despite being super biased towards Jimi who happens to be my favorite male vocalist of all time. His voice is made of gold and every time I hear him sing, I get chills down my spine – he’s just that good. I do hope you guys will remind yourselves of those classics or you might just hear some new tunes. Here we go…

Somewhere in America (1980)


Poor Man’s Son (1981)


Eye of the Tiger (1982)


American Heartbeat (1982)


Ever Since the World Begun (1982)

Caught in the Game (1983)


High on You (1984)


The Search is Over (1984)


I Can’t Hold Back (1984)


First Night (1984)


Burning Heart (1985)


Is This Love (1986)


Man Against The World (1986)


Didn’t Know It Was Love (1988)


Across The Miles (1988)


Reach (2006)