Sia, Alive

9/27/2015 05:36:00 AM

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Sia has released a new single from her upcoming album "This Is Acting", which is made up entirely of songs written for other artists such as Beyonce and Rihanna -just to name a few. Her first single, "Alive" from the album was co-written with British singer-songwriters Adele and Tobias Jesso Jr. and originally intended for Adele's next album. Nonetheless, Adele rejected the song at the last minute. Sia later offered the song to Rihanna (without Adele's vocal as Adele told Sia that she did not want her vocal to be floating around on a demo)  where she had "seller's remorse" once the track was sent to the her for she felt that she was too attached to the song. When Rihanna too rejected the song and returned it to her, Sia felt relieved. In the end, Sia decided to include the song into her own album.

"I'm calling it 'This Is Acting' because they are songs I was writing for other people, so I didn't go in thinking. This is something I would say. It's more like play-acting. It's fun." -Sia told NME in February.

However, Sia has not announced the release date for her "This Is Acting" album but it is expected later this year or early next year. On 24/9/2015, Sia unleashed "Alive" in audio on YouTube and it has accumulated more than three million views just within few days. Personally , I feel that the  powerhouse pop song with magnificent vocal performance suits well with Sia! The lyrics were empowering and she nails the vocals amazingly. What do you think of the song? Let me know your opinions in the comment box below. Enjoy the song below if you have not listened to "Alive" already! Till then, au revoir!


Alive lyrics

I grew up overnight
I played alone
I'm playing on my own
I survived
Hey
I wanted everything I never had
Like the love that comes with life
I wore Ambien and I hated it
But I survived

I had wanted to go 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'll survive

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 wanted to go 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'll survive

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 out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, but I'm still breathing
You took it out, 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
I know that's part 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 out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive (You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive (You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
(You took it out, but I'm still breathing)
I'm alive

I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive

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