Well, now I get low and I get high
And if I can't get either, I really try
Got the wings of heaven on my shoes
I'm a dancin' man, and I just can't lose
You know, it's all right, it's okay
I'll live to see another day

Bee Gees - Stayin' Alive lyrics meaning


This song is an uplifting message to the narrator themselves as much as it is a statement to the world at large. They know that no matter how bad or good things get, they will always have the rhythm inside themselves to remind them that they're staying alive.

"Wings of heaven on my shoes" references Greek god Hermes, the god of boundaries and transition, who is frequently depicted with winged shoes.

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