"Alive" as written by Mitchell Allan Scherr and Mark J Beauchemin....
All she's asking is for a little more time,
To walk away from his anger and leave the bruises far behind
She won't talk about it...she's made up her mind
But as the front door shuts behind her she whispers "give me a sign."

Feels the power of the engine as she climbs to 65
Every piston sounds like freedom, every white line says goodbye
She'll find strength in her anger and the truth in his lies
When the last scar finally fades she'll have a new life

Say goodbye to Mr. Right
Lock the door, turn out the light
Pack your bags, leave this trap
Run away, don't look back
See another day with each new sun
Your life has just begun

She can still feel the touch of his hand
Not just the violence but the warmth of her man

The night she never felt so alive
Even though it feels so cold outside
It's the first time I've ever seen her smile.


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"Alive" as written by Mark J Beauchemin Mark Beauchemin

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    General CommentI can't believe how.... not too many people like SR-71... They are an AWESOME band. This song is so good, and thanx for the info on it ROsniper. This song gets to me everytime I listen to it... like ever SR-71 song does.
    BarCodeSoldieron August 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented on this great song about a friend of the singers who is with an abusive man, and she finally leaves him, even thou it is hard, and he is so glad to finally see her happy
    ROsniper18on July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgr8 song
    I think its about running away from an abusive spouse and starting a new life
    likeuknowmeon August 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, this song rocks. I never had heard of them till talking to a friend. but these lyrics are wesome. I hope all the others are just as good.
    shortgirl_05on August 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhen i saw them live with dexter freebish, they actually told the story behind it, as ROsniper18 said. it was so powerful to hear them do it live. there was silence after they finished. and i love how the verses are sensative, and quiet, and the chorus has that jarring reality.
    stickysideinon September 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most kick ass songs in the album! the change of tunes is great. It's about a woman that's involve in a relashionship with a violent man. One night she decides to leave "the bruises far behind" so she drives away "and every white line says good bye."
    "The night she never felt so alive even though it feels so cold outside It's the first time I've ever seen her smile." She is finally happy for leaving him.
    "See another day in each new sun, cause your life has just begun" Is one of my favorite lines in the song. It just transmits the feeling of moving on...
    punker girlon November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I just kinda discovered this song. I got this CD from a friend and put it on my computer with a library of 2500 or so songs...i can't exactely listen to all of them, but one day I randomly clicked on this song, and I'm obsessed with it. Its beautiful, powerful, and meaningful all at the same time. Great stuff. Now i suppose i should listen to some more of their stuff.
    And I agree with Punker girl on the meaning...pretty self explanatory.
    annieneedsabandILon November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love the first part of this song, and the
    "Feels the power of the engine as she climbs to 65
    Every piston sounds like freedom, every white line says goodbye" is especially cool
    not a fan of the rest of the song sadly
    invaderon January 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsame here Invader!! I love this song. powerful song !
    Rodrivyon May 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's a true story I know, and is about a friend of Mitch who finally had the courage to leave her violent husband/boyfriend and leave everything hard about her past behind. great song, great lyrics!
    Kufuffinon September 01, 2008   Link

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