Seems like only yesterday
Life belonged to runaways
Nothin' here to see
No looking back
Every sound monotone
Every color monochrome
Light began to fade
Into the black

Such a simple animal
Sterilized with alcohol
I could hardly
Feel me anymore

Desperate and meaningless
All filled up with emptiness
Felt like everything
Was said and done

I lay there in the dark
And I close my eyes
You saved me the day
You came alive

Still, I tried to find my way
Spinnin' hours into days
Burnin' like a flame
Behind my eyes

Drown it out
Drink it in
Crown the king of sufferin'
Prisoner, slave to the disguise

Disappear the only thing
Bittersweet surrenderin'
Knew that it was time
To say goodbye

And I lay there in the dark
And I close my eyes
You saved me the day
You came alive
No reason left
Me to survive
You saved me
The day you came alive

Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive

Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive

I lay there in the dark
And I close my eyes
You saved me the day
You came alive

Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive

Nothin' more to give
I can finally live
Come alive
Your life into me
I can finally breathe
Come alive

I lay me down in the dark (come alive, come alive, come alive)
Open my eyes (come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive)
You saved me (come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive)
The day you came alive (come alive, come alive, come alive, come alive)
(come alive, come alive)

Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive
Come alive


Lyrics submitted by risefromtheashes

Come Alive Lyrics as written by Taylor Hawkins David Eric Grohl

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  • +2
    General Comment

    I agree that it's about having children. It seems that way, anyway. "You save me the day you came alive" just sounds like the birth of a child.

    beanxon September 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I don't think it's about the joys of having a child but I can see how it relates to the song itself. To me, I think it's about someone look back on his or her life and realising how much they've wasted and that they haven't lived their life at all. The first stanza is filled with powerful sensory imagery and each line ...with "mono", no looking back, it's like they were restricted and limited by only one choice in their life, they weren't getting anywhere. All their decisions and actions led them to the same destination at the end of their journey. "Monochrome" suggesting how black and white their world was and "monotone" suggesting lack of emotion hence emphasising a lack of life. They felt like they had nothing to live for and they took to drinking booze. Then they consumed themselves with despair when "I lay there in the dark and I close my eyes". Then someone or something that was probably in the same situation as him in the dark like himself probably showed them that their life wasn't just black and white and didn't lack of colour, and it allowed them to 'come alive'. This gave them inspiration to change themselves and they too began to ‘come alive’ as well and thus they began to feel compared to when "I could hardly feel me anymore", they weren't in touch with their senses. Senses that made them alive. I dunno, but that's how I interpret it unless someone can convince me otherwise or tell me word for word what Grohl meant when he wrote this song.

    DreamersDiseaseon October 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    OMFG!!!!

    WHY MUST EVERYONE THINK THAT EVERY FOO FIGHTER SONGS ARE ABOUT NIRVANA OR 'GOD' !!!!!!!!!

    Not saying im Atheist or any of that crap...but cmon people, be creative and not typical

    Beno_275on February 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
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    One of the best on the album! Excellent built up. Reminds me of old style grundge but not so 90s. Another classic!

    Monkeywrench74on September 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Great song... classic FF... and a little more

    Issildur.hron September 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Loving this song

    tayfon September 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    it's about having a kid and the positive changes that come along with it. at least that's what it means to me.

    Heckletonon September 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "Every song monotone"

    Ant292on September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    "Every song monotone" - pretty sure it's "Every sound monotone"

    Ant292on September 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Also:

    "Lay me down in the dark Open my eyes"

    Should be

    "I lay there in the dark Open my eyes"

    Ant292on September 25, 2007   Link

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