Alive Lyrics - Pearl Jam

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"Son," she said, "have I got a little story for you...
What you thought was your daddy was nothin' but a...
While you were sittin' home alone at age thirteen
your real daddy was dyin'. Sorry you didn't see him, but I'm glad we talked..."

Oh I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey...oh...

Oh, she walks slowly, across a young man's room.
She said "I'm ready...for you..."
"I can't remember anything of this very day,
'cept the look, the look...
Oh, you know where, now I can't see, I just stare..."

I, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Hey I, boy, I'm still alive
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Hey I, I, I, I'm still alive, yeah
Ooh yeah...yeah yeah yeah...oh...oh...

"Is something wrong?" she said
Of course there is
"You're still alive," she said
Oh, and do I deserve to be?
Is that the question?
And if so...if so...who answers...who answers...?

I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey I, but, I'm still alive
Yeah I, ooh, I'm still alive
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah






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seattle's son | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/10/11

pearl jam is a ver talented band its a very distinctive sound, particularly on the first album when they had to prove to the music industry that they were capable. eddie vedder is one of the best singers ive ever heard. i also dont care what this song means. all i know is that alone with Black, this is my favorite pearl jam song so yeah. im still alive.



Here is what it is about! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/13/11

If you look on wikipedia, they tell you that Vedder says this song is about a bot who finds out his dad is really his step dad(1st verse) and his mom is attracted to him because he looks so much like her late husband (the kids real dad)(2nd verse)



Awesomeness | Reviewer: Bodhidharma | 5/4/10

Its amazing how he wrote this beautiful song in a pretty negative light. But everyone who hears it and sings along with it uses "I'm still alive" as an anthem and declaration to everything in their lives that have set them back in a triumphant "It doesn't matter what happened to me or what will happen because I'm still alive." Pearl Jam fan for life!



Storytellers | Reviewer: Brian | 12/3/08

On VH1 storytellers Eddie Vedder explains that this in fact a true story about his life when he was growing up and that it was originally written to explain that he felt like it was a curse that he was still alive but after years of singing this song in front of live audiences the meaning has changed because the fans sang it so passionately as if it were a gift to still be alive that the fans have lifted the curser and now it is a celebration that he is still alive



love this song | Reviewer: lovepearljam | 6/30/08

we are family friends with mike mccready and his wife ashley so we know the band pretty well. khoam is right, its about eddie's mother telling him that his stepdad isn't really his dad, which he believed until he was 13. his stepdad never showed him love and affection- which relates to his song Jeremy in the line "daddy never gave affection" and if you ahve ever met or seen eddie's 1/2 brother hes about 6'4 while ed is only around 5'6.. AWESOME song though. completely true.



True | Reviewer: Khaom | 12/26/07

Itis a true story about Eddie Vedder growing up believing his stepdad was his real dad, and before he got a chance to meet his real father, his real father died of multiple sclerosis.



meaning | Reviewer: matias | 12/13/07

Songs are writen to move things inside people who hear it. The best meaning it has, is the meaning that is useful to you. That's the magic this all have, isn't it?



the real review | Reviewer: Cayla | 9/10/07

this song is clearly about a boy who grows up thinking one man is his father until his mother finally tells him that his real father is dead. the son grows up looking just like his real father and the mother is amazed that he is the spitting image of the father. "the look" thats what's between her thighs. its also part one of the mamason trilogy.



song | Reviewer: kjh | 7/12/07

if you were wondering this song is about his mom raping him



whats it about? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/10/07

I love Alive, but have always wanted to know what exactly the song means?




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