Almost Alive

Just because you’re breathing doesn’t mean you’re actually living.

Don’t you worry for me
There is nothing to see
Nothing to be gained by watching your heroes bleed
There’s a crack in the door
There was once and once more
Breathlessly awaiting the laboring to see you born

So don’t stand aside
Or run and hide, compromised
And don’t buy the lie
That tells us why we live almost alive, paralyzed

You have suffered for me
Albeit casually
As another twisted fable ever capable of meeting your needs

It’s about more than control
It’s even more than you know
They crawl inside my mind sympathizing the farther you go
Oh, no no no

So don’t stand aside
Or run and hide, compromised
And don’t buy the lie
That tells us why, we live almost alive, paralyzed, sterilized

On and on it goes till there’s no more
And on and on it goes till there’s no more
On and on it goes till there’s no more
Can even the prophets know why we’re ignored?

There’s a charge in the air
There was one, now a pair
Doubling the troubled things accumulating everywhere
Once you worried for me
I was too proud to be
Anything that wasn’t being everything I wanted you to see
Yeah, that was me, but I was wrong

So don’t stand aside
Or run and hide, compromised
And no no no don’t buy the lie
That tells us why, we live almost alive, paralyzed, sterilized
We are marginalized and trivialized

Oh oh oh oh oh oh