In my opinion this song is simply gorgeous: the more you will listen to it, the more you will love it!
Grammar focus on: phrasal verbs, idiomatic expressions
Activity: fill-in-the gap (pool of items provided)
Lyrics taken from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/m/muse/survival_21025228.html
"Survival" was premiered last 27th June on BBC Radio 1 followed by Zane Lowe's interview to Muse available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOFDYWGzRwI
Linguistic aspects: to start with, a race is a competition. You can take your vengeance when someone who has previously tried to harm you or your family becomes finally punished or you wish he/she had become.
You pull someone ahead when you do something well or better than him/her.
Generally you keep up with someone or , as Muse say, you keep up the pace with somebody when you move at the same speed as him/her or, more figuratively, when you learn or make headway at his/her speed.
To end with, it is interesting to focus on I will light the fuse, an expression hat originally refers to the electrical practice to let a string burn slowly before exploding. In the journalistic writing it is used metaphorically every time a dangerous or angry situation is getting worse, however in these lyrics I guess it means simply that you really want to succeed and make all the difference to the other competitors.
Of course I wouldn't get out without posting the link to the extraordinary official London 2012 website: http://www.london2012.com/. Please don't miss the "What's on" section (which I am sure will delight those among you who don't care about sport at all)!