"Awake And Alive" as written by Brian Howes and John Cooper....
I'm at war with the world and they
Try to pull me into the dark
I struggle to find my faith
As I'm slippin' from your arms

It's getting harder to stay awake
And my strength is fading fast
You breathe into me at last

I'm awake I'm alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it's my time
I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life
Here, right here
Right now, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I'm awake and I'm alive

I'm at war with the world cause I
Ain't never gonna sell my soul
I've already made up my mind
No matter what I can't be bought or sold

When my faith is getting weak
And I feel like giving in
You breathe into me again

I'm awake I'm alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it's my time
I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life
Here, right here
Right now, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I'm awake and I'm alive

Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up

In the dark
I can feel you in my sleep
In your arms I feel you breathe into me
Forever hold this heart that I will give to you
Forever I will live for you

I'm awake I'm alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it's my time
I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life
Here, right here
Right now, right now
Stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I'm awake and I'm alive

Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up
Waking up waking up


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"Awake and Alive" as written by Brian Howes John Cooper

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  • +5
    General CommentI love this song!
    It reminds me of Romans 12:2 "Do not conform to the ways of this world, but be transformed in the renewing of your mind" (:
    CantGoOnWithoutYourLoveon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentMeaning is pretty obvious. Ladies and gentlemen, Skillet has just taken over the charts again.
    Act 20on August 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI didnt quite understand "wookiees" first comment. Maybe he could post it again if he's around?
    YourLastLinkon August 15, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of the songs I love from the new record!
    The mix of voices and coming back with strings makes me happy.
    It was one that caught my attention from the start with 30second sections.
    Looking forward to hearing the rest tomorrow.
    emotionalvampon August 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJens voice is amazing not too mention she is beautiful and sexy as hell lol
    But yeah the song is basically about the lead singers past and how he started to loose his faith but he had found it again so he feels awake and alive
    pittmanon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. And I'm in agreement that it is about feeling awake and alive in faith with God.

    However, just one part of the song always irks me (which is annoying cos this is one of my favourite songs):
    "I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life"

    This is after saying he's awake and alive in his faith with God, but this particular line just comes off to me as "I'm still going to go my own way [and not God's]".

    I know what he's getting at, but it just seems like bad wording (to me).
    Wookieeon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song. And I'm in agreement that it is about feeling awake and alive in faith with God.

    However, just one part of the song always irks me (which is annoying cos this is one of my favourite songs):
    "I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life"

    This is after saying he's awake and alive in his faith with God, but this particular line just comes off to me as "I'm still going to go my own way [and not God's]".

    I know what he's getting at, but it just seems like bad wording (to me).
    Wookieeon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentawsome
    plz4gvmeon May 29, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYourLastLink, Wookie misunderstood. He thought that John Cooper meant that he would go his own way and not God's in the part "I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life". John Cooper really was talking to the world, pretty much saying that he won't back down just because non-Christians tell him to.
    monkeyboy007on August 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song meant a lot to me this summer i decided not to play college football and my dad and some other people were pissed at me for it and this song helped cuz i would always think ill do what i want this is my life
    swanemyr98on September 07, 2010   Link

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