"Being Alive" as written by and Stephen Sondheim....
Someone to hold you too close
Someone to hurt you too deep
Someone to sit in your chair
And ruin your sleep
And make you aware of being alive

Someone to need you too much
Someone to know you too well
Someone to pull you up short
And put you through hell
And give you support for being alive, being alive
Make me alive, make me confused
Mock me with praise, let me be used
Vary my days, but alone is alone, not alive!

Somebody hold me too close
Somebody force me to care
Somebody make me come through
I'll always be there
As frightened as you of being alive
Being alive, being alive!

Someone you have to let in
Someone whose feelings you spare
Someone who, like it or not
Will want you to share a little, a lot of being alive
Make me alive, make me confused
Mock me with praise, let me be used
Vary my days, but alone is alone, not alive!

Somebody crowd me with love
Somebody force me to care
Somebody make me come through
I'll always be there
Frightened as you to help us survive,
Being alive, being alive, being alive, being alive


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"Being Alive [Live]" as written by Stephen Sondheim

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    General CommentI'm so surprised no one has commented! This is the truest song that has ever been written, despite that the credit should go to Stephen Sondheim. (Most of Barbra's songs need to be credited to someone else, actually!) Alone IS alone, not alive.
    tobosoquesoon June 13, 2002   Link

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