It's 4 AM, I'm waking up to your perfume.
Don't get up, I'll get through on my own.
I don't know if I'm home
or if I lost my way into your room.
I'm spiraling into my doom.
I'm feeling half alive.

But I know one day
you and I will be free
to live and die by our own rules,
free, despite the fact that men are fools.
I'm almost alive
and I need you to try and save me.
It's okay that we're dying,
but I need to survive tonight, tonight.

Well excuse me while I get killed softly.
Heart slows down, and I can hardly tell you I'm okay.
At least, till yesterday,
you know you got me off my highest guard,
believe me when I say it's hard.
We'll get through this tonight.

And I know one day
you and I will be free
to live and die by our own rules,
free, despite the fact that men are fools.
I'm almost alive
and I need you to try and save me.
It's okay that we're dying,
but I need to survive tonight, tonight..

And you touch my hand ever so slightly...
(Girl, we're not ready for this yet.)
And the deadly look she cast upon me...
(I won't regret, I won't regret, I won't regret. I won't regret...)

And I was trying to disappear,
but you got me wrapped around you.
I can hardly breathe without you.
I was trying to disappear,
but I got lost in your eyes now.
you brought me down to size now.

I'm almost alive
and I need you to try and save me.
It's okay that we're dying,
but I need to survive tonight, tonight..
Tonight...
I'm almost alive
and I need you to try and save me.
It's okay that we're dying,
but I need to survive tonight, tonight..
I need to survive tonight, tonight.


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Half Alive song meanings
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  • +2
    General Commentfirst song that i ever heard, and it got me hooked after the first two lines- i swear.

    the meaning is obvious, i think. he loves a girl, and she loves him too, but they can't make it work no matter how hard they try. i wish that wasn't the story of my life.
    yourcocaineon March 22, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti'm so in love with this song.




    really.
    emma_706on June 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song...
    definetly one of the best songs on their cd/
    acousticloveon April 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.
    speeedon June 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTalk about depressing. I swear though, these songs are well written and they literally speak for me. Doesn't anyone ever feel like all of a sudden... you hear a song and its feels like its made for you? That happens to me alot. These couldn't be any better. :)
    Lasko59on June 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song so much. it's so pretty.. and sad.
    hplssrmantcxoxon December 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song everrrrrrr.

    His vocals, are SO extremely amazing.

    "Well excuse me while I get killed softly; heart slows down and I can hardly tell you I'm okay, at least 'til yesterday you know you caught me off my highest guard, believe me when i say it's hard."
    lynz_wms46on January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI am so in love with this guy who's Secondhand Serenade...He is perfectly amazing!
    And this song spoke to me the very first time I heard it...I am going through a similar situation, but I think I interpreted it differently...I see it as he wants to be with this girl, but people are telling him he shouldn't for different reasons, hence the "despite the fact that men are fools." And there are just things stopping him from pursuing this girl,
    which sounds like it's bound to end in unrequited love..

    Which is my name, ha.
    UnReQuiTeD x L0vEon April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It seems to me that in this song the guy and his partner have all these obstacles that are getting in between them and he is asking her to try and overcome these obstacles with him. He saying that he would give up, but then he can't let her go because he's looking into their freedom in the future so he's asking her to try so they'll be happy again especially when it's just him and her without the troubles of life.

    Shorter;
    He wants her to help fight everything getting in between them.
    HelloFromMaryAnnon April 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a guy that is on the verge of breaking up with his girlfriend because its not working out at the moment. The relationship is dying, but still, she is all he can think about and he knows deep down that its meant to be.
    JustSurrender24on May 17, 2007   Link

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