"I'm Alive" as written by and Jackson Browne....
It's been a long time since I watched these lights alone
I look around my life tonight and you are gone
I might have done something to keep you if I'd known
How unhappy you had become

While I was dreaming of you
With my heart in your hands
And I was following through
With my beautiful plans

Yeah now I'm rolling down this canyon drive
With your laughter in my head
I'm gonna have to block it out somehow to survive
'Cause those dreams are dead
And I'm alive

I want to go where I will never hear your name
I want to lose my sorrow and be free again
And I know I've been insane
When I think of places I could have been

But I was dreaming of you
With my heart in your hands
And I was following through
With my beautiful plans

Standing here by the highway side
Watching these trucks blow by
Inches from my face
Yeah thinking 'bout the time I've wasted
And the pleasure we once tasted
Looking up and down this road
(Following through)
I've been here before (following through)
I can't be here no more (following through)

Yeah now I'm rolling down California five
With your laughter in my head
I'm gonna have to block it out somehow to survive
'Cause those dreams are dead
I'm alive
Yeah baby I'm alive
Yeah, I'm alive

Hey look at the way I believed in you
And loved you all these years
Now you can fill a swimming pool with all my salty tears
If you'd have told me what was in your heart
But baby you lied
And I thought that it would kill me
But I'm alive
Yeah, I'm alive
Yeah, I'm alive
Yeah, I'm alive


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"I'm Alive" as written by Jackson Browne Clyde Jackson Browne

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    General CommentI'm Alive and go naff off.

    The entire album,"I'm Alive" which I read as a song cycle after the classical form, with it's story of love, doubt, anger, rejection, acceptance and peace followed by some irony, is a great work of art. He starts us on this journey with the title track as if to say, it's been hell, but I've made it through, now here's the deal. He relates the story of falling into and out of love, in a a serious relationship, with such clarity.

    I had to get to midlife with 20+ years of my own relationship ending to understand all the nuances JB so acutely describes here. As we used to say, it's a sack of reds. But there is healing to be found, and what wonders come from someone else's expressional gifts.
    MMMerryon September 29, 2009   Link

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