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Alive

by Michael Carey

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Writer, Producer, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming, Recorded, Mixed

Originally written for a young ex-American Idol rocker seeking songs for his first solo album. Full mix and instrumental versions are available for licensing.

*This song is available for licensing for film, TV and commercials. Please email inquiries to [email protected]

lyrics

ALIVE
(c) Michael Carey

I remember I was ready to die
You looked me right in the eye
You said “I need a little ‘me’ time”
I played it cool but I was screamin’ inside
I didn’t know what to do
Girl you hit me on my blind side

Now every morning when the sun hits my eyes
I reach out – say your name
And then it hits me like a drive-by
I get the message ‘cause there ain’t no reply
Yeah you’re gone – I was played
But I’m finally getting wise

I was lights-out
I was broke down
I was wrung out
Pulled myself off the floor
Now you come back
Wanna reset
What you created
When you walked out that door

I’m alive – I’m alive
And I finally got to feelin’ alright – alright
Only now you walk back into my life – my life
Did you think that we could just rewind?

Cause I cried – yeah I cried
Yeah I thought that I was ready to die – to die
But I turned around and fought for my life – my life
And despite the wreck you left I survived
Is that a big surprise?
Well baby I’m alive

You move in close – I feel your touch on my skin
Beg me to let you in
Cause this was all you ever wanted
But think how easily you threw it away
Well girl you made your mistake
And now you’re stuck with what you bought

I was lights-out
I was broke down
I was wrung out
Pulled myself off the floor
Now you come back
Wanna reset
What you created
When you walked out that door

I’m alive – I’m alive
And I finally got to feeling alright – alright
Now you try and walk back into my life – my life
Did you think that we could just rewind?

Cause I cried – I cried
I felt like I was ready to die, to die
But I turned around and fought for my life, my life
And despite the wreck you left I survived
Is that a big surprise?
Tell me what’d ya you think you would find?
Well baby I’m alive

(breakdown / chant)
I’m alive – I’m alive
And I finally go to feeling alright – alright
Now you try and walk back into my life – my life
Did you think that we could just rewind?

Cause I cried – I cried
And I felt like I was ready to die – to die
But I turned around and fought for my life – my life
And despite the wreck you left I survived
Is that a big surprise?
Tell me what’d ya you think you would find?
Well baby I’m alive

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released July 22, 2011
Michael Carey: All Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming, Loops, Engineering & Mix

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Michael Carey Los Angeles, California

Producer, songwriter/composer/session guitarist. I work with established and emerging artists in the US and internationally. I also create original music for commercials, film and television. This Bandcamp page serves as a portfolio of my production, writing and session work ... more

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