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Sia – Alive lyrics

[Verse 1]
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


[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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


[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Post-Chorus]
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

[Bridge]
I have 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 out 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

[Chorus]
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

[Outro]
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/s/sia/alive.html

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