Clay Aiken – I Survived You!

I survived the crash
Survived the burn
Survived the worst yeah baby but I learned
Survived the lies
Survived the blues
Almost killed me but I survived the truth
And when you wrote me off like I was doomed

I survived you.


Three distinguished music writers collaborated together to pen the Clay Aiken hit, “I Survived You.” This piece of music was a huge hit when it was performed live by Clay. We saw a bit of the thespian when he sang this particular song.

Ty Lacy attended USC on a Vocal Opera scholarship. After graduation, he moved to Nashville at the advice of industry professionals.

In 1992 Ty signed with Starsong Music, now EMI Christian Music. It was during this time that he penned over 200 songs sought after by Christian artists. More than 20 of them were number one hits on the CCM charts. Recently, Ty made the move into the Pop/R&B culture.

Jess Cates is a Los Angeles based songwriter who has co-written many multi-platinum selling songs. Jess is well liked by the American Idol franchise. He has written songs for over ten different Idols. His most popular Idol song is David Archuleta’s debut single, “Crush.”

Jeff Franzel is a multi-talented songwriter and composer with over 20 years experience in the music business. Jeff began his career as a jazz pianist and toured with many groups, including the big band of legendary bandleader Les Brown.

Jeff’s songs have been featured on over 20 platinum albums in the U.S. and other countries. On the U.S. Billboard charts, Jeff has had a #2 pop hit and a top 10 AC hit, and has also had numerous #1 hits in the U.K., Australia, the Netherlands, Czech Republic, Poland and Brazil.

These three artists have very diverse backgrounds but came together to write a great son for Clay.

The following video is a wonderful montage of many concert performances of “I Survived You.” I found it to be fun to watch.


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11 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – I Survived You!

  1. Thanks so much!
    Wish some of those talented songwriters would write another "kick-ass" song for Clay!!
    Loved "I Survived You". Enjoyed the video–no one sings like Clay Aiken.

  2. One of my favorite Clay songs! Perfect break up song. I am in the final stages of a very bad break up and when this song comes on my Ipod I blast it and feel better right away! 🙂

  3. Holy Crap that was hot!!! Wish I had attended The Juke Box Tour!! Living through CLACK!! Great montage and thanks for posting it musicfan!!

  4. wow holy molly what a incredable video that was indeed hot thats a great montage thanks verry much for posting that music fan 🙂

  5. This song got better and better each time Clay sang it!!! Loved it on the tour and looked forward to those EYES each time!!!

  6. I recognize those stairs, the striped shirt and red tie. I believe that was Clay’s first solo tour. I was out of my mind with excitement sitting/standing/jumping/screaming in the audience so many years ago.

  7. I saw this tour in Dallas, a few more miles added to my fantastic Clay journey! Love the singer and the song!

  8. The same as all of the others this has to be one of Clay's stand out hits! He doe do the song justice
    like no other artist ever could! Simply Amazing! Loved seeing him do it live again at the Gala 2 years
    ago! It was just as big a thrill as when he first sang it on tour!

  9. Love that video, Clay does such a wonderful job of that song, wish I could have seen him in concert, amazing!!!
    thanks Musicfan xo

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