Alive Lyrics – Pearl Jam

English 31 August 2, 1991
The lyrics of "Alive" by Pearl Jam tell a story of a son discovering a shocking truth about his biological father. The mother reveals that the man he thought was his dad was not, and she apologizes for him not knowing his real father, who passed away when he was thirteen. The song explores themes of identity, survival, and the emotional impact of family secrets. ...Read More

Alive Lyrics

[Verse 1: Eddie Vedder]
"Son, " she said, "have I got a little story for you
What you thought was your daddy was nothing but a...
While you were sitting home alone at age thirteen
Your real daddy was dying
Sorry you didn't see him, but I'm glad we talked"

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
Oh, I, oh I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh I'm still alive
Hey, oh

[Verse 2: Eddie Vedder]
While she walks slowly across a young man's room
She said, "I'm ready for you"
Why, I can't remember anything to this very day
'Cept the look, the look
Oh, you know where, now I can't see, I just stare

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
I, I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh, I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh, I'm still alive, yeah

[Break: Eddie Vedder]
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, oh

[Bridge: Eddie Vedder]
"There's something wrong", she said, well 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?

[Chorus: Eddie Vedder]
I, oh I'm still alive
Hey, I, oh I'm still alive
Yeah, I, oh I'm still alive
Yeah, I, oh, I'm still alive!
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah!

[Outro: Eddie Vedder]
Oh yeah, oh oh
Oh yeah, yeah yeah yeah

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Last Update: February 13, 2024

Alive Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Producer(s)
  • Pearl Jam & Rick Parashar
  • Writter(s)
  • Stone Gossard & Eddie Vedder
  • Released On
  • August 2, 1991

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Alive" song?

"Alive" song is sung by Pearl Jam.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Alive" song?

"Alive" song lyrics written by Stone Gossard & Eddie Vedder.

Who is the music producer of "Alive" song?

"Alive" song music composed & produced by Pearl Jam & Rick Parashar.

When was "Alive" song released?

"Alive" song was released on August 2, 1991.