"I'm About to Come Alive" as written by Clint Bennett, Robert S Hotchkiss, Pat Monahan, James W Stafford, Scott Michael Underwood and Charlie Colin....
I can hear you downstairs crying on the phone
Telling someone that I'm here but you still feel all alone
Maybe we were too young
Goodbye, I've gotta go
I can hear the baby waking up
Got to get back to the life I know

I should have never believed him
Maybe I should just leave him

Maybe I'm not but you're all I got left to believe in
Don't give up on me
I'm about to come alive
And I know that it's been hard
And it's been a long time coming
Don't give up on me
I'm about to come alive

No one thought I was good enough for you
Except for you
Don't let them be right
After all that we've been through
â??Cause somewhere over that rainbow
There's a place for me
A place with you

In every frame upon our wall
Lies a face that's seen it all
Through ups and downs and then more downs
We helped each other off of the ground
No one knows what we've been through
Making it ain't making it without you

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"I'm About to Come Alive" as written by Clint Bennett Charlie Colin

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    General CommentObviously, this song is about postmortem zombification.

    The departed wishes for his girlfriend to heed his warning when he whines, "I'm about to come alive", alerting her that soon he will rise from his earthen grave and become a shambling undead, cursed with a quenchless urge to feast upon the brains of the living.

    The first stanza tells of his horrific undead march, his former girlfriend trapped in the basement as he listens hungrily to her fearful, tear-laden voice calling for help from the inaccessible police. In the background, a terror-stricken infant calls out, and the zombie, awakened with new hunger, diverges to consume it. The theme continues as he reflects upon his ultimately dismal purpose (terrorizing, brain-consuming, etc.) as a decaying, reanimated corpse.
    soccergurl11620on August 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably the best to come off "My Private Nation" It's a beautiful account of what it's like to lose a long-term relationship. The lines "maybe we were too young" strike pretty hard with a lot of people who've heard it themselves. In the chorus he's telling the girl that maybe he's not very meaningful in her life, but she's pretty much all he's got to believe in. He knows that everything has been hard and that she should've left him a long time ago, but he pleads that he's on the edge of becoming who she wants. He's basically saying, wait give me another chance I'll be something really great here in a minute. The second verse is really sweet and very well written I think. This song sounds like it came from somewhere very personal I think, it's almost like looking in on a personal conversation. He goes through how they got together despite everyone thinking they wouldn't and he says don't let it fall apart after all that we've actually made it through. You're just going to prove them right. Then in the final verse which is also amazingly well written tells of photographs of themselves and he thinks about how much they've seen. Like a road-wearied type of thing. The last line is my favorite I think that Train has ever written. It's great in its simplicity. He realizes that no matter how good things are in his life that they could always be better with her. It's just not winning if it's not winning with her. Anyway, that's my interpretation of a really fantastic song by Train.
    Jag3892on February 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJag hit it right on the head. This song doesn't leave much for interpretation like some other Train songs do. This song touched me very deeply when my marriage fell apart. I so wanted to fix it and thought we had. Now I am on to better things.
    shankboneon April 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti thought it was quite funny soccer gurl.

    anyways, love the song, sad but kind of glorious in it's sentiment.
    moomoosnakeon January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe whole, "i'm about to come alive" thing i think is referring to when someone has gone through a hard time suddenly they "shut down" or like die emotionally until they can't feel anymore. he's saying, don't give up, because that's going to go away soon.
    n88on June 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentReminds me of how Jeffrey Dahmer claimed to have found the light of Christ in prison (yes i said the same about "I will survive"-Stephanie Bentley)
    Castle742on May 15, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song always reminds me of my parents. When I was young they went through a really tough time and my dad did some very stupid things. There were times when my mom considered leaving him, and my dad even moved out for a while. Eventually he told her that he knew he'd been stupid, and it wasnt fair how hard things had been for her, but he wanted the chance to try again and do things better. She gave him that chance. Things were rocky for a few years after, but they're doing really well now and their happier than ever. My mom trusts him again, and she's really glad she waited for him to "come alive." This song really seems to sum up what my family went through during that time. Almost makes me cry.
    spazzie8peaon July 12, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWhat I got immediately from this song is that they man was a veteran who had just returned home from war and was getting used to civilian life. I don't know if anyone else sees it that way, but from me this song spoke to me through that tone. But the man is telling his wife don't worry I'll be ok it's just taking time to get used to and I'll be the me you knew soon. The first verse where she is on the phone saying that he's home but she still feels alone was a giveaway to me. When people come back from war their families and friends notice that sometimes they aren't the same person who left. My parents were both in the military and my mom said she wouldn't have gotten through my dads deployments without their strong relationship. She believes that if they can get through being apart for the beginning of their marriage they can get through anything.
    ebethweston October 18, 2012   Link
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    General Commentyour an ass soccer girl
    nyi22789on December 31, 2006   Link

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