"Alive" as written by Joey Waronker, Oliver Goldstein, Justin Meldal-johnsen, Tim Anderson and Alex Ebert....
Uh huh

This one is good
The illusion of fun
D-are-you-G-S leave no one alive
I'm alive

Freedom of choice
Love my monkey on ice
Sittin' back in the sun
It's a wonder we're alive
I'm alive

Wake up, wake up
This is heaven on earth, oh yeah!
I give you my only love
Wake up, wake up
Nothing could be worse, oh yeah!
I give you my only love

Baby, we're aging with time
Live live live live right now
While you're alive
I'm alive

Ah
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
I'm alive

Wake up, wake up
This is heaven on earth, oh yeah!
I give you my only love
Wake up, wake up
Nothing could be worse, oh yeah!
I give you my only love

Ah
Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba
I'm alive

Wake up, wake up
This is heaven on earth, oh yeah!
I give you my only love
Wake up, wake up
Nothing could be worse, oh yeah!
I give you my only love [Repeat: x2]


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"Alive" as written by Joey Waronker Alex Ebert

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    General Commenti love this song. it completely summarizes the way some drugs are - the best thing ever but so horrible. it's like the song right before a comedown. this high is the best, but it's the worst because the drugs just keep digging a hole. the high makes you feel alive, but alive in the most painful, raw way.
    broken soundon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits a song about staying away from drugs.''D-R-U-G-S
    leave no one alive
    I'm alive'' it means that while everyone is off doin drugs,feelin like crap he's busy enjoying life ,instead of drugs, and not feeling like a drugged out loser.
    stereo fanon February 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYea I agree. Great song, great band!
    ImaNotOkayon June 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about drugs, but not necessarily against them.
    It also says "This is heaven on earth"
    They have a lot of fun on drugs, but the comedown makes up for it.
    SubZenon July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think their just sayin how you can be addicted and hate it. good music
    satan h8eron August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI definitely have a different version of this song. n_n; It doesn't say the "Wake up, wake up/This is heaven on Earth" bit... The chorus is like...

    Well, the people, they come
    They're watching the spot
    I'll give you my only love
    That's never a flaw
    Oh, with the talk
    I'll give you my only love

    I can never find the real lyrics and he's singing kind of slurred, but... yeah... xD No clue.

    I'd say that it's about drugs, too. I love the "D-R-U-G- leave no-one alive/I'm alive" part. It definitely says to me that this person once did drugs and quit them... The constant "I'm alive" kind of seems like he's shocked about this. Maybe he had a near-death experience with drugs like an OD or something, but he survived?
    The Satahon October 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Satah: I think that's the demo version of the song, and the chorus goes something like this:

    Well, the people, they gawk
    They're watching us walk
    I'll give you my only love
    That's them on the block
    Oh, we're the talk
    I'll give you my only love.
    Raetselon May 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"my monkey on ice"
    Ice is slang for crystal meth.
    I think thats what this song is about.
    its about the buzz you get off meth
    and the come down afterwards.
    also "we're ageing with time"
    a regular meth user looks around 30 years older than they are.
    :]
    x
    _TrashFuckon September 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought this was him saying how people always talk about how drugs kill you ("D-R-U-G-S leave no one alive"), yet he does drugs and is still alive ("I'm alive").
    And I have a different version of the chorus, the same one as Raetsel...

    Just what I thought. =)
    musicalmusicon February 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationD-R-U-G-S leave no one alive, but life always results in death, no matter what.
    raisinflameson March 13, 2017   Link

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