"I'm Alive" as written by Hans Juergen Kuersch and Andre Olbrich....
I run through the dark fields
Of the plains
Reach level 99
The pain cuts deep down
Through my vain
How will I break the ice
Welcome to my reality
Dream forever
Sunlight instead of neon light
How will it be
Welcome to my grave
And feel the dream is over
Nothing can stop me
I reach out for the top

Caught in an old cage
The system failed
Built up on lies
Now I see that I'm alone
In asylum's cage
I'm left alone

Ref.:
I'm alive my friend
I can feel the shadows everywhere
I'm alive
I left the shadows
Far behind me
Another one is waiting in the dark

They say the system keeps
The last chance to survive
Caught in this labyrinth
Of walls and lots of lies
Then I began to understand
There's more above than ice
To reach the top
I crept deep down
The answers given in the past
A sensless worth
In useless brains
Magic runes
Without a meaning
Besides the dark
There should be nothing left

Caught in an old cage
The system failed
Built up on lies
Now I see that I'm alone
In asylum's cage
I'm left alone

Ref.

Outside they say death is waiting
But it creeps down through the shaft
Finds pleasure in our helpless fear
Fills empty rooms
With morbid thought
They've locked the door
And hold the key
Sitting beside you
When silent screams
Changing my mind and dreams
Oh, it's never ending

Caught in an old cage
The system failed
Built up on lies
Now I see that I'm alone
In asylum's cage
I'm left alone

Ref.

I'm alive


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"I'm Alive" as written by Andre Olbrich Hans Juergen Kuersch

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  • +3
    General CommentDear friends

    This song it's about a BOOK, not a game or something.
    the book is "The Sunset Warrior" written by Eric Van Lustbader
    It's about a underground-society where are diferent level
    Basicaly the whole song describes the novel
    level 99 is the depest level and is where the main character has to go.
    Renatoignon July 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes, I also think it's about being vicious by a videogame or something.

    But do you really think he regrets being alive? I thought it was the opposite xD

    Well, I actually thought he says "I'm alive" because he , after all, realizes there's something more besides playing this game, there's a real life that he should face.
    Elarienon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWikipedia says it's about the Death Gate Cycle book series. It sort of fits the description of the labyrinth, and runes are an essential part of the series. It might be, though if it is, it seems a little vague. They should have stuck a name like "Haplo" or "Chelestra" in there so that fans would know they were talking about the series, just like they did with their LOTR stuff.
    Sabazeuson September 08, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou are absolutely right Sabazeus, this song is about the death gate cycles Labyrinth and the Patryns imprisoned there. Epic book series and epic song.
    XaRlieon November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou are absolutely right Sabazeus, this song is about the death gate cycles Labyrinth and the Patryns imprisoned there. Epic book series and epic song.
    XaRlieon November 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow could somebody think it was about Diablo...!? This song was recorded in 1995, neither Diablo nor Diablo II did exsist yet...
    Pagerolon January 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionThe opinion about Haplo and company sounds right, except for... LEVEL 99??? NEON LIGHT????? C'mon people... Anybody can write anything on wikipedia.
    I always thought this was a cyberpunk song about hacking and netrunning. It all kind fits: modern and new images versus ancient vocabulary, you have all there, the system can represent anything as any sort of icon or avatar... also, ICE!! Did anybody read W. Gibson (Neuromacer and so on)?
    And "I'm alive" can be easily referred to a hacker whose brain was fried but he's still alive on the net or simply vegetal in an asylum while his mind is still functioning.

    Anyway, I'd love Hansi and the band explianing it!
    Lomedinon February 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt may be about the Death Gate cycle, but I don't think so due to the references to 'level 99' and just doesn't quite seem to fit.

    I think it's about a book called This Time Of Darkness by HM Hoover. It's about an eleven year old girl who lives on the ninth level of an underground city governed by your typical dystopian Big Brother-like government, supposedly the only habitable location after some sort of apocalypse that happened hundreds of years ago. She's learned to read, which is something discouraged by the government, who instead use pictures and animated signs('magic runes'). Because she can read, she's watched more closely than others.

    They are told every level of the city is identical, but she meets a boy who claims to be from 'outside', which he describes as sunny, habitable, and otherwise pretty damn nice. She begins dreaming and thinking about it all of the time('dream forever, sunlight instead of neon light'). They decide to attempt to escape, first to level 80, then level 99. The book describes what they find, their attempts to avoid capture, finding better conditions as they go up, discovering the government's terrible secret, etc.
    scrumtralescenton June 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationActually, I'll ignore the facts and I'll keep interpreting it like people playing D&D. :D
    "I run through the dark fields
    of the plains
    reach level 99"
    "sunlight instead of neon light"
    diegoecheon January 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh,no it isnt. jsut because they might have some sort of similarity doesnt mean in any way that one is based on the other.
    mike55520on March 27, 2007   Link

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