The Search Is Over

Album: Vital Signs (1984)
Charted: 4
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  • How can I convince you
    What you see is real?
    Who am I to blame you
    For doubting what you feel?
    I was always reachin'
    You were just a girl I knew
    I took for granted
    The friend I had in you

    I was living for a dream
    Loving for a moment
    Taking on the world
    That was just my style
    Now I look into your eyes
    I can see forever
    The search is over
    You were with me all the while

    Can we last forever?
    Will we fall apart?
    At times, it's so confusing
    The questions of the heart
    You followed me through changes
    And patiently you'd wait
    'Til I came to my senses
    Through some miracle of fate

    I was living for a dream
    Loving for a moment
    Taking on the world
    That was just my style
    Now I look into your eyes
    I can see forever
    The search is over
    You were with me all the while

    Now the miles stretch out behind me
    Loves that I have lost
    Broken hearts lie, victims of the game
    Then good luck, it finally struck
    Like lighting from the blue
    Every highway's leading me back to you

    Now at last, I hold you
    Now all is said and done
    The search has come full circle
    Our destinies are one
    So if you ever loved me
    Show me that you give a damn
    You'll know for certain
    The man I really am

    I was living for a dream
    Loving for a moment
    Taking on the world
    That was just my style
    Then I touched your hand
    I could hear you whisper
    The search is over
    Love was right before my eyes Writer/s: Frank Sullivan, Jim Peterik
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 13

  • Ma from BrooklynThe voice, lyrics, melody and musical accompaniment are an absolutely perfect match. I just love this brilliantly written and recorded song. Many thanks.
  • Patrick Longworth from Okanagan Falls, British Columbia, Canada"The Search is Over" is a great song and I love Jimi's singing. The video is so-so but nobody and nothing is ever perfect or rarely so.
  • Rae from NjI love this song! So pretty! And yes, Jimi Jamison had an amazing voice! What range!
  • Markantney from Biloxi, MsStart to finish, it's the "quin·tes·sen·tialˌkwintəˈsenCHəl" Power Ballad.

    And as great as they are, easily beats out the Heavy Hitters in: Journey, Styxx, Foreigner, Aerosmyth, Bon Jovi,...
  • Mary from Chandler, AzNo one ever seems to mention the lead singer, Jimi Jamison. His voice really makes the songs. Of course, the writing helps, but he puts feeling into them! Love you, Jimi!
  • Andy from Republic, Pa, PaThis song rang so true that my wife and i used it for our wedding theme.
  • Robert from Ocala, FlI was stationed in Iraq when i went online in a military chatroom, not looking at profiles, when I met a young lady online, she sent to me my first carepackage. I didnt even know who this person was. I did get the chance to give her a call to say thanks when I got to Afganistan, and how it meant to me to recieve the package. Throughout my tour in Iraq, we would email/write to each other. Never knew what this woman looked like. After a long tour in Iraq, I told her I would like to personally say thanks. She lived in New Jersey. Almost the last one out of the airport (abe) the young lady was right before my very eyes. She was beautiful, she took me to a diner and we talked and talked. Were both survivors she has one long I had survived the combat missions with the military. Long story short I got engaged in front of the group (Survivor) at downtown Church Street, Orlando Florida. And I am considered to be blessed to be married to this beautiful angel. And I say to all, "The search is over." Robert USNR (Altamonte Springs, FL)
  • Jd from East Bay, RiThis song could have been written for my girlfriend & I! It came out when we were 12, hanging out together with secret crushes on each other. After 15 years of not seeing each other or speaking,she has come back into my life & I feel truly blessed! We text messaged lines from this song backand forth moments before she stepped on a plane last spring. It wasn't until that moment when I really listened to what the song was about....it was about US!!! :) :) A miracle of fate, for sure....
  • Riley from Fargo, Ndi love this song so much! it alwasy puts me in a good mood..and Dee i agree the band never got the respect they deserve they are so great and have some of my favorite songs and i also agree "Man Against the World" is my favorite song by them also!
  • Mike from Hueytown , AlThis song reminds me of my early years in college
  • Joycemorrison from Phi feel in love with this _so much_ even when i was still, like, in the fourth grade, i think. great lyrics! the build-up of the climactic melody... =) reminds of this one thing which i came across long ago and has stuck in my mind eversince: "Heaven is being married to your bestfriend".

    also, i think Survivor IS remembered and respected in one way or another. personally, the first song that automatically comes to mind is "Eversince The World Began".
  • Evie from Kulpmont, United StatesThis is one of my favorite songs of all time,,love the words and how true that life can be like this
  • Dee from Indianapolis, InThis band never got the respect it deserved if you ask me. It had all sorts of hits, but everyone seems to only remember "Eye of the Tiger". One of their best songs is "Man Against the World". That is my personal theme song and really hits home in many ways.
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