"I'm Alive (with Dave Matthews)" as written by and Dillon/chesney/tamburino....
So damn easy to say that life's so hard
Everybody's got their share of battle scars
As for me, I'd like to thank my lucky stars
That I'm alive and well
It'd be easy to add up all the pain
And all the dreams you sat and watched go up in flames
Dwell on the wreckage as it smolders in the rain
But not me, I'm alive.

And today, you know, that's good enough for me
Breathing in and out's a blessing, can't you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life
And I'm alive and well
Yeah, I'm alive and well.

Stars are dancin' on the water here tonight
It's good for the soul and there's not a soul in sight
This boat has caught it's wind and brought me back to life
Now I'm alive and well.

And today, you know, that's good enough for me
Breathing in and out's a blessing, can't you see
Today's the first day of the rest of my life
And I'm alive and well
Yeah, I'm alive and well.


Lyrics submitted by kaveman12

"I'm Alive" as written by Kenneth Chesney Dean Dillon

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    General CommentI guess Kenny and Dave are probably my two most favorite artists, but I never realized until this song - Dave's voice just blows Kenny's away. Wow.
    Gemanon October 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI guess Kenny and Dave are probably my two most favorite artists, but I never realized until this song - Dave's voice just blows Kenny's away. Wow.
    Gemanon October 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song, and i agree with ohplease about the meaning. I actually think Kenny's voice better suits this song, nothing against Dave, i like him too, but Kenny's just fits better.
    taylorkashon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is freakin awesome. Great duo. Self Explanatory makes you truly value life and live every moment up. A common theme in a lot of songs by both artists.
    ohplease(!)on October 28, 2008   Link
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    General Comment Kenny said, "The most personal song (on the 'Greatest Hits II' album) is 'I'm Alive,' just because of where I was in my life when I wrote it ... I wrote 'I'm Alive' after my breakup with Renée [Zellweger]. I woke up one day and realized, even though I'm going through all this stuff and don't feel good about it, the outer shell of my life is really great. I'm alive; I get to make music; I've got a lot of great friends. That's the message of the song" - Interview with the boot


    dmblova3321on February 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentWow...Dave makes kenny look like bad lol. But imagine hearing this song on a house boat in the middle of the lake all by your self on a cool night...amazing
    SAYIWONTon November 05, 2009   Link

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