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At first I was afraid I'd be petrified
Kept thinking I would never live if you were in my sights
But then I asked the gods for help, stopped feeling sorry for myself
Got some shoes to fly,
So I'll hold my shield up high
But you can't see me,
And I won't see you
I'm not some helpless little victim to be tricked by you

Weren't you the one who tried to make me calcify
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I have the gods above, I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive, hey, hey

Who is the singer? And no, I don't mean Gloria Gaynor.
Partial credit (i.e. an upvote) if you get who the subject of the song is, but the answer I'm looking for is the singer.

Honestly the only reason I wrote this was because there was a great 'petrified' pun to be made here.

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  • $\begingroup$ Very cool! I actually laughed out loud. Like the "fly" disco shoes. $\endgroup$ – Hugh Meyers Oct 14 '16 at 20:39
  • $\begingroup$ Aside from my answer th petrified bit makes me think petrol $\endgroup$ – Beastly Gerbil Oct 14 '16 at 20:50
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    $\begingroup$ For the title I dropped in; was not disappointed with what was within. $\endgroup$ – Mazura Oct 15 '16 at 3:21
  • $\begingroup$ Great, now I can't get the song out of my head. Where's my karaoke? $\endgroup$ – Fixed Point Oct 15 '16 at 4:08
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This is

Medusa

Sung by

Perseus

At first I was afraid I'd be petrified
Kept thinking I would never live if you were in my sights

Her gaze petrifies

But then I asked the gods for help, stopped feeling sorry for myself
Got some shoes to fly,

He recieved winged sandals from Hermes

So I'll hold my shield up high
But you can't see me,
And I won't see you
I'm not some helpless little victim to be tricked by you

Used his shield, the future Aegis, to view Medusa only through reflections, and remain unseen via an invisibility cap

Weren't you the one who tried to make me calcify
Do you think I'd crumble
Did you think I'd lay down and die?

He was not turned to stone, but instead won

Oh no, not I, I will survive
Oh, as long as I have the gods above, I know I'll stay alive
I've got all my life to live
And I've got all my love to give and I'll survive
I will survive, hey, hey

He was victorious, through the blessings of Olympians

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At first I was afraid I'd be petrified

Kept thinking I would never live if you were in my sights

But then I asked the gods for help, stopped feeling sorry for myself

It is the song that Lot sings to God. Lot fear the wrath of God upon Sodom and Gomorrah

Got some shoes to fly,

So I'll hold my shield up high

Lot receives the angels to assure him that he will be saved

But you can't see me,

And I won't see you

I'm not some helpless little victim to be tricked by you

Lot denies God by his desire to destroy Sodom

Weren't you the one who tried to make me calcify

Do you think I'd crumble

Did you think I'd lay down and die?

The punishment of turning people into statues wing salt was already known.

Oh no, not I, I will survive

Oh, as long as I have the gods above, I know I'll stay alive

I've got all my life to live

And I've got all my love to give and I'll survive

I will survive, hey, hey

Lot is sure to be saved. His wife will be punished for turning to look at the destroyed city. It is calcified.

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  • $\begingroup$ interesting answer, but I was specifically talking about perceus, not lot, and the gods references were to greek mythology not the bible $\endgroup$ – MMAdams Oct 15 '16 at 2:48

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