Alive
Clint Lowery Lyrics


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I feel the pouring rain
Wash away all the glory days
And the things that we never say
Will hold us down, and bury us

No, we take it all
We push it down to fill the void
(But that's not good enough)

We said, you come around here
You're going off the deep end
We think you'd rather be alive than dead
(Rather be alive than dead)
We say, you come around here
You're coming back in pieces
We think you'd rather be alive than dead

Forget all those plans we make
The constant weight of our misery
We're so blind, and half past dead
Please find yourself, and let go of this

No, we take it all
We push it down to fill the void
(But that's not good enough)

We said, you come around here
You're going off the deep end
We think you'd rather be alive than dead
(Rather be alive than dead)
We say, you come around here
You're coming back in pieces
We think you'd rather be alive than dead
Rather be alive than dead

Curse the weak, curse the eager ones who go along
Blame the sheep, blame cowards and the cynicals
Am I the only one who sees light coming through?
I do (I do)

We said, you come around here
You're going off the deep end
We think you'd rather be alive than dead
(Rather be alive than dead)
We say, you come around here
You're coming back in pieces
We think you'd rather be alive than dead
Rather be alive than dead
Alive than dead
Rather be alive than dead




Alive than dead
I'd rather be alive than dead

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Clint Lowery's song, Alive, express a sense of introspection and grappling with personal demons. The opening lines, "I feel the pouring rain, wash away all the glory days," seem to suggest a sense of loss or regret, perhaps for missed opportunities or bygone days. The line "And the things that we never say, will hold us down and bury us," points to the idea that unexpressed emotions and unspoken truths can weigh heavily on the soul.


The song then moves on to describe the impulse to suppress one's feelings and the futility of doing so. "No, we take it all, we push it down to fill the void," suggests a desperation to avoid dealing with uncomfortable emotions, but the phrase "that's not good enough" suggests that this coping mechanism ultimately fails. The chorus speaks to this idea directly: "We think you'd rather be alive than dead," suggests that living with one's emotions, even if painful, is preferable to numbing oneself and living half-alive.


The final verse of the song takes on a more universal tone, as the singer casts a critical eye on society's tendency to scapegoat and blame the vulnerable. The lines "Curse the weak, curse the eager ones who go along, blame the sheep, blame cowards and the cynicals," seem to be a commentary on the ways in which society marginalizes those who don't conform to its norms. The conclusion of the song, "Rather be alive than dead," can be read as a defiant rejection of these societal pressures, a plea to live authentically and embrace one's humanity.


Line by Line Meaning

I feel the pouring rain
The rain appears to represent difficulties or hardships that the singer is currently facing.


Wash away all the glory days
The singer feels that the difficulties he is facing are taking away the happiness or 'glory' of past days.


And the things that we never say
The singer believes that unsaid words or emotions are weighing on him and preventing him from moving on.


Will hold us down, and bury us
The unspoken emotions will continue to affect the artist and will ultimately overpower him if he doesn't confront them.


No, we take it all
The artist is admitting that he tries to keep his emotions buried instead of dealing with them directly.


We push it down to fill the void
The singer attempts to suppress his feelings in order to replace them with a sense of fulfillment or purpose.


(But that's not good enough)
Nevertheless, the singer realizes that this method of coping is not effective.


We said, you come around here
The artist suggests that other individuals who encounter similar issues try to bury their emotions, as well.


You're going off the deep end
This technique will not lead to positive changes or growth in the individual.


We think you'd rather be alive than dead
Instead, facing one's emotions and pursuing personal growth is more likely to lead to a fulfilling life.


(Rather be alive than dead)
The ultimate goal is not to simply exist, but to actually live and experience life to the fullest.


Forget all those plans we make
The artist suggests that individuals should be willing to move beyond their past expectations or goals.


The constant weight of our misery
The singer alludes to a sense of sadness or hopelessness that weighs down individuals.


We're so blind, and half past dead
This can make individuals feel disoriented or apathetic and prevent them from experiencing life fully.


Please find yourself, and let go of this
The singer encourages listeners to let go of negative emotions and find identity and purpose in life.


Curse the weak, curse the eager ones who go along
The artist criticizes individuals who simply follow the status quo and do not actively seek to improve their lives.


Blame the sheep, blame cowards and the cynicals
Similar to the previous line, the artist places blame on individuals who do not try to change their circumstances or explore new opportunities.


Am I the only one who sees light coming through?
The singer is questioning whether anyone else recognizes that there is a way out of negative emotions and hardships.


I do (I do)
The singer believes that they are not alone in their realization and are determined to pursue a better life.


Rather be alive than dead
The chorus is a reiteration of the belief that it is better to live life fully and strive for happiness than to simply exist.


Alive than dead
The repetition of 'alive than dead' is a reinforcement of the artist's viewpoint on the importance of living life fully.


I'd rather be alive than dead
The final line of the song further emphasizes the artist's belief that life should be lived to the fullest and that negative emotions should be overcome.




Writer(s): Clint Lowery, Michael Baskette

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daryl142003

I can hear LJ singing this song, it's neat how each member has their distinctive sound but you can also hear how they each contribute to the sound of Sevendust

T Mo

@Kellen Dobmeier If Clint didn't invite Lajon then it is weird. I swear he's there . Lajon sounds there.

T Mo

@Clint Lowery Fr fr Lajon ain't on a vocal or two? Didn't he 'hacerte el paro' ? He wasn't in there at all in the studio AT ALL? You're like 37+% of the 7 anyway tho. I'ma buy all Clint's stuff on Rise and off.

T Mo

@Kellen Dobmeier He IS.

T Mo

@Kellen Dobmeier Yeah dude. I think he did a ghost appearance and didn't even get public credits.

Marshall McLuhan

@EzE M ??

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Kierstan McConnell

Cant wait to get my signed copy of this album. Clint is amazing!! ❤🤘🏻 Definitely can see his influence on 7D's music, and I love it!

Alfons Beirs Hlychho

Kickass Song I love it 🤘🤘 I'm Huge fan of Clint Lowery's🤘 "He inspired me to be more than me" Thank ya' 🤘🤘

Giorgos Tsak

Cint Lowery has won a place on my favourite bands list!
I feel the need to listen to a colab with Adam Gontier every time I listen to these guys.

Chef Shamsher

I cannot wait for this album.

I repeat

I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS ALBUM

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