Arnold Schwarzenegger, Michael Small, and the Pumping Iron Theme Song

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Below is Arnold Schwarzenegger at the 1975 Mr. Olympia contest which was featured prominently in the documentary Pumping Iron. Michael Small was the composer and here are the lyrics to the opening song. He scored dozens of great movies including Klute, Marathon Man, The Stepford Wives, The China Syndrome, and, of course, Pumping iron. Below the lyrics is a video of the opening theme song to Pumping Iron.


Pumping Iron song
Written by Michael Small and performed by Joey Ward

Everybody wants to live forever
Everybody wants to stick around
Everybody wants to be respected
And everybody wants to be protected
Everybody wants to be a hero
Every man wants to be bigger than dad
It’s very hard to understand
Been that way since belltown man
La de da de da
Pumping up, pumping iron
Pumping up, it really feels like flying
Coming up, just like a lion
Pumping up, pumping iron
Work it out now, pump it up now
Everybody wants to be remembered
Everybody wants to have a friend
Gonna be ready and able, if a friends gunna turn the table
Pumping iron, nobodys gonna be bigger than I am
Work it up now, pump it up now
Work it it out now
Everybody wants to be in heaven
Everybody wants eternity
Eternity
Don’t believe the things you heard
Don’t believe in no fancy words
Only wings is on the birds
Everybody wanna live forever
Pumping up, now
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Pumping up, now
Everybody wanna live forever
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Come on everybody
Everybodys gunna live much longer
Come on everybody
Everybodys gunna be much stronger
Everybody wanna live forever
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Everybody wanna live forever
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Everybody gunna be rich and wealthy
Everybody gunna be big and healthy
Everybody wanna live forever
Pumping up, now
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Pumping up, now
Everybody wanna live forever
Pumping up, now
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Everybody wanna live forever
Pumping up, now
Nobody wanna hitch up with never
Pumping up, now
Everybody wanna live forever
Pump, pump, pumping now
Nobody wanna hitch up with never

 

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Armold Schwazenegger 1975

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