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Music Monday: Alive by Pearl Jam.


Welcome once again to Music Monday where I offer you all a song that I really like. If anyone wants to join in then please feel free to have a go! 🙂

Pearl Jam: Alive.

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, hey, I, oh, I’m still alive
Hey I, oh, I’m still alive, yeah oh

While she walks slowly
Across a young man’s room
She said I’m ready, for you
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
I, I, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive, yeah

Is something wrong?
She said
Of course there is
You’re still alive
She said
Oh do I deserve to be?
Is that the question? 
And if so, if so
Who answers?
Who answers?

I, I, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive
Yeah, yeah I, oh, I’m still alive

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Oh oh, yeah oh, ooh oh, yeah, oh
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Songwriters: Stone C. Gossard / Eddie Jerome Vedder
Alive lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Taken from the album: Ten (1991).


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15 thoughts on “Music Monday: Alive by Pearl Jam.

  1. Love this one. I was never a big PJ fan until I briefly dated this guy several years ago who was obsessed with them. I like their older music better, but some of the newer stuff isn’t bad.

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  2. God I love this album.

    Fun story- when this song first came out my mom, despite being the ultimate hippie (she was a young mom), was desperate to understand this song. We were in a grocery store and she was like Susan- but I don’t get it… and I said get what– this song I don’t get it. I said– you get Fool on the Hill but you can’t break down Alive? This isn’t rocket science. Let’s go with the first verse. She said ok.. I said- he’s on the bed. His mother come’s in and says well I’m sorry the man you thought was your father wasn’t and your real father was dying and I’m sorry you never met him but I’m glad we talked and then she walks out and he’s still alive.

    My mom: Oh.

    Lol… and that was that.

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