"Fully Alive" as written by Lacey Nicole Sturm, James Culpepper, Kirkpatrick Seals, Jared Hartmann and Sameer Bhattacharya....
Telling Layla's story spoken
'Bout how all her bones are broken
Hammers fall on all the pieces
Two months in the cover creases

Here she stands today
In her brilliant shining way

Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life
Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life

All my complaints shrink to nothing
I'm ashamed of all my somethings
She's glad for one day of comfort
Only because she has suffered

Here she stands today
In her brilliant shining way

Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life
Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life

Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life
Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life

Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life
Fully alive
More than most, ready to smile, and love life


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"Fully Alive" as written by Lacey Nicole Sturm, James Culpepper, Kirkpatrick Seals, Jared Hartmann, Sameer Bhattacharya

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  • +4
    General CommentWhat I get out of it is a that a girl overcame hardships in her life, and is now living life better than most people. she appreciates her life. i can relate.
    depthbeyondshallowon February 28, 2006   Link
  • +3
    General CommentThis song is about the wife of the lead singer to Trust Company. (Flyleaf toured with them at some point.) Layla, his wife, had a disease that kept her in bed for long periods of time, and when she was out of bed, she was so happy..just for that. She was so happy about something that we take for granted everyday.
    -Lacey said something like that in an interview.
    Daciaon May 25, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWOW!!! i cna't believe nobody realises how *AWSOME* SO FRIKKIN SWEET this song, not t mention the band is. watever. this song is about a girl whos suffered so mucht that shes so thankful for the stuff most people take for granted and she has like this amazing abundance of hope...yea i luv this song...
    Bbyhazelon February 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh i think the other version is better the one thats not on the cd
    cause there she sings : Here she stands today, in her brilliant shiny way(not sure though)
    Anywho
    I think its about a girl and she's bin trough so much.

    'Bout how all her bones are broken
    Hammers fall on all the pieces

    Shes really crushed!

    All my complaints shrink to nothing
    I'm ashamed of all my somethings

    I think the writer is saying. My problems are nothing compared to her why am i complaning!?
    I think the message of the song could be just take the best out life.
    Cause now she is fully alive and ready to smile and love. So she got over her problems and take the best out of life now.
    Raindropsonroses...on March 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFully Alive," which Flyleaf wrote in an hour — "It wasn't a toiling song," Seals said — is inspired by former Trust Company singer Kevin Palmer's wife, Layla, who is now in the band Amity Lane with Kevin.

    "She was faced with something pretty adverse, and she still found strength to be happy and be uplifted and full of life in the face of that," Seals said, choosing not to elaborate. "It was just a really powerful thing. I guess, kind of through that, the statement of the song is just enjoy what you have. You know, don't take it for granted. And be thankful for just being alive."

    that's from mtv
    STRAWBeRRYred89on August 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah, there's two versions to this song. The one without the prechorous is better, though. By the way, why is this their only good song? They have such sweet riffs and she has an awesome voice but their other songs absolutely bite.
    Act 20on October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLOVE THIS SONG!!!! It's definitly about living life to the fullest and not to take things for granted. I was gonna say this was about a girl who tried to commit suicide but after failing to do so she realized what a great gift she had and got over her hardships and is now ready to be fully alive and love life and "Now she knows how to believe in futures"
    Magell08on July 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI believe this song is about a girl who has been through so much, yet she acts fully alive. It's very inspirational.
    TwilightChickon April 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song, believe it or not, is about lacey herself. when it say's "all her bones are broken" she means spiritually! she was an atheist until her grandmother took her to church.
    liveforGodon June 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti heard it was about a lady named Layla who lived on the tour bus with the band and her husband, she got cancer and even though she sufferd she would always have a big smile on her face, Lacey said that on a interveiw on tv.
    laceFirefliyon May 10, 2010   Link

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