And as your will is bent and broken
And every vision has been cast into the wind
As your courage crashes down before your eyes
Don't lay down and die

Chorus:
'Cause I see in you
More than you'll ever know
And I ask you why
You question the strength inside
And you need to know
How it feels to be alive

When every wound has been reopened
And in this world of give and take you must have faith
And the distance to your dreams stretch beyond reach
Don't lay down and die

Repeat Chorus

How it feels
How it feels to be alive
How it feels
How it feels to be alive
How it feels
How it feels to be alive, oh
Oh, oh

Repeat Chorus

How it feels to be alive


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    General CommentThe song seems to be about the impowerment of religion/God. I'm not what I'd consider a religious person, but that is what it seems to be about. I think this is an amazing song.

    The song is about never giving up, even when you see no way out. Never stop fighting for yourself, because no one else will. You deserve all that you want, and all that you can achieve. If you aren't striving to better yourself, then you aren't "alive".
    Redsand187on June 21, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about believing in yourself when every thing is against you. It also shows in the song that someone always believes in you no matter what you are going through.
    sting06on September 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI wasnt too sure what this song was about as i aint that good at finding the meaning of songs. But after reading what 'sting06' said, i agree with that. Not the best Alter Bridge song, but still good!
    !_Steve_!on December 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentam I the only one that gets a religion/spirtetul meaning out this song? that its saying that no mater what sh@t on takes that God is aways there seeing our positive side and makes use go on. Screming DON"T GIVE UP!
    Oneye-2on February 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha i agree Oneye...i guess....

    i see it as someone presenting the option of christianity to someone, and showing them that they have the strength inside to stand up and be who they are meant to be by serving god, and truly seeing "how it feels to be alive" by accepting the love of the savior. IMO a brother song to "Metalingus"
    Eruapadionon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentLIVE LIFE LIKE ONLY "ONE DAY REMAINS"
    alkalineromance666on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti reckon it's dont lay down and die, one day remains, ie. there's always tomorrow. live life and life abundant. makes me think me of him talking to someone really depressed, or really being brought down and saying keep fighting, dont give up.]
    does that make sense?
    most of alter bridge used to be creed, both bands have very religious meaning music i recon
    Gummyon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought of that 2 Gummy...It's like he is talking to a friend that is drepressed as u said and telling him/her to don't give and live ur life as there is no tomorrow and just have fun!!
    Angels&Demonson April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commenttrouble is if u live everyday as ur last... who wants to go to work on the last day of their lives?!?!
    Good on ya Angels&Demons
    Gummyon April 09, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^^^^no comment
    alkalineromance666on April 15, 2005   Link

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