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Alive

Originally posted in 2019, I am bringing this one out of the archives because it offers perspective along with personal meaning.

What are your thoughts on the poetry of Sia?


My song for September 8


Alive


I was born in a thunderstorm I grew up overnight I played alone I played on my own

I survived Hey I wanted everything I never had Like the love that comes with light I wore envy and I hated that

But I survived


I had a one-way ticket to a place where all the demons go Where the wind don’t change And nothing in the ground can ever grow No hope, just lies And you’re taught to cry in your pillow But I survived I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive

I found solace in the strangest place Way in the back of my mind I saw my life in a stranger’s face And it was mine I had a one-way ticket to a place where all the demons go Where the wind don’t change And nothing in the ground can ever grow No hope, just lies And you’re taught to cry in your pillow But I survived


I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing You took it all, but I’m still breathing


I had made every single mistake That you could ever possibly make I took and I took and I took what you gave But you never noticed that I was in pain I knew what I wanted, I went in and got it Did all the things that you said that I wouldn’t I told you that I would never be forgotten And all in spite of you


And I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m still breathing, I’m still breathing I’m alive (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) I’m alive (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) I’m alive (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) (You took it all, but I’m still breathing) I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive I’m alive

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