"Staying Alive" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn, Tim Kasher, Matthew Ryan Maginn, Clint Frederick Schnase and Ted James Stevens....
I've decided tonight
I'm staying alive
Just kicking and screaming
I'm, I'm staying alive
Blood boiling and streaming
There are things
Far to dark to comprehend
Sleep on it one more night
My sad old friend

I'm staying alive
I'm staying alive
Kicking and screaming
Blood boiling and streaming
Staying alive

Doo do doo do doo do doo do

The worst is over

Lyrics submitted by ruben, edited by lineman63

"Staying Alive" as written by Gretta Mindy Cohn Clint Frederick Schnase

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  • +3
    General Commenti was seriously debating killing myself, and i decided to listen to this song and i can honestly say it is one of the reason i decided not to. i listened to this song like 20 times in a row and it is one of the reasons i am sitting here writing this comment.
    rtstein07on October 29, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes this song evoke as much raw emotion from anyone else the way it does me? i have goosebumps and tears in my eyes.....tim is great. but this band as a whole is breathtaking.
    Burn Face Downon June 22, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is the reason I registered on SongMeanings.

    I, tonight, in fact, broke up with my boyfriend. Just a mere 3 hours ago. Our relationship had lasted over a year. After he left, I immediately turned on this song. Everything in this song was perfect for the way I was feeling:

    "I've decided tonight, I'm staying alive."
    "There are things far too dark to comprehend."
    "The worst is over."

    I'd be lying if I said this wasn't the most amazing song ever created. Instrumentally and lyrically, it is the perfect song ever written.

    I have never felt this way about a song before. Every time I hear it, it gives me the chills.
    applesauce05on July 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm 45, english and a pussy maybe.. cos this track is IT. ps i also signed up to this website in order to comment on this awesome band.
    arrow100on April 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerfect.
    SoCoRocks14on June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song sounds like the good.
    bobby bon June 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is simple but so true. you come to the point where you just have to decide to push through. it never hurts to be optimistic.
    smalltownpoeton June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentword BFD
    tiki_12on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the things I love most about this album is the reoccurance of the little "Doo do Doo do Doo do Doo do" ditty. Its also on a song called 'Nonsense' that isn't on the album, followed by "It doesn't matter now, what the song's about". I feel like the repeating of it at the end of the album is like him reiterating that to himself, that he is more important that what he creates.
    bright.eyed.girlon July 03, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is beautiful.
    badsrx7on April 10, 2004   Link

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