"Alive" as written by Danielle Brisebois, Leona Lewis and John Shanks....
I breathe, I hear
But I don't believe it
My heart, it beats
But inside I'm freezing
My hands shake
They've lost all their feeling
Nowhere to take
You say that you're leaving
And there's no turning back this time
Gotta stay alive

Where do I go when I'm so alone?
Where do I turn when you are so close?
We try not to crash but we still collide
Tears I've cried, I'll survive
I'm alive

I'm stripped, I'm bare
I'm left here with nothing
I hold the wheel
And know where I'm going
Your face, I see, in every reflection
No time, no space
I've lost all direction
And there's no turning back this time
Gotta stay alive

Where do I go when I'm so alone?
Where do I turn when you are so close?
We try not to crash but we still collide
Tears I've cried, I'll survive
I'm alive

I'm gonna get there someway
Through all the tears that you bring
And any road I can take
Just to get me some place
Where all the stars on my heart
And all the lies in the dark
Disappear in my head

Lights so bright, tonight
Gonna drive them away

Where do I go when I'm so alone?
Where do I turn when you are so close?
We try not to crash but we still collide
Tears I've cried, I'll survive
I'm alive

I'm alive


Lyrics submitted by lostdays, edited by jumbo12

"Alive" as written by Kara Dioguardi John Shanks

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    Lyric CorrectionIf there are any errors, please let me know, I'll edit them as soon as possible! (:
    lostdayson February 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentJust heard this song on the season premiere of "The Hills". Liked the snippet, so had to hear the full version, which is just amazing! Another hit for Leona Lewis!
    Stratusfaction18on April 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentAlso I think the line is "Where do I turn when we were so close" It means that she used to turn to him for comfort, but now that it's over she has no one to turn to.
    Stratusfaction18on April 28, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSelf Explanatory...

    Where do we go when were so alone, Where do we go when we were so close? ------> After a break-up, you still have feelings for that person, and can't begin to understand what to do or where to go, because everything you are and were was with them. They completed you, they were your soulmate, and now that their gone into the arms of someone else, you have to let go, but can't understand as to why, because you told them anything and everything, and you can't live without them and don't know where to go or who to turn to

    We try not to crash, but we still collide, Tears I've cried, I'm alive, I'll survive ---> Letting go, but hurting after everything you went through with that one person. You can't stand to talk to them, but at the same time, you want and need to talk to them, but it hurts. That is what it means by "we try not to crash, but we still collide" and the end is self explanatory. Tears the person has cried, to get over the hurt, and the pain of letting go, but then saying you'll survive, your alive, meaning that its not the end of the world that its over, and if you love someone enough, you have to let go, and if they truly loved you they will come back
    AprilDriesseon June 05, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think this is about missing your lover. It isn't necessarily about being cheated on and breaking up like your typical post-breakup song, but the lover could have just moved far away or even died.
    PerfectGirlfromHellon August 03, 2010   Link

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