Alive
Empire of the Sun Lyrics


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Days go by my window
World slows down as it goes
Goodbye to last night
Lost my eyesight
Can't you help me see

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive

Waking in the snow
Tracing steps with you
Swimming through the snow
Wrapped in velvet
Can't you help me see (they won't get right)

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive

Can you feel it's call through me
I'm the one that you seek
All you need is so much, I'm just waiting on
Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to our people
Say hello to the future
Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to our people
Say hello to the future

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive





Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive

Overall Meaning

The song "Alive" by Empire of the Sun is an upbeat and energetic track about feeling alive and free with a loved one. The opening lines of the song convey a sense of time standing still and the world slowing down. The lyrics then mention losing one's eyesight and asking for help to see. The chorus repeats the phrase "loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive" to emphasize the importance of the loved one in the singer's life, suggesting that without this person, life would not feel as exhilarating.


The middle section of the song brings up imagery of winter and swimming through the snow. The lyrics suggest that the person being addressed holds the key to freedom and that giving to others is the path to that feeling of liberation. The chorus is then repeated, bringing the theme of feeling alive and free with a loved one full circle.


The song's themes and lyrics can be interpreted in many ways, but the predominant feeling is one of joy, happiness, and being alive in the moment. The repetition of the words "alive" and "loving every minute" creates a sense of euphoria that is hard to ignore, making the listener want to dance and feel alive themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

Days go by my window
The days feel like they pass by slowly as I spend time looking out the window.


World slows down as it goes
The world seems to move at a slower pace as time goes by.


Goodbye to last night
I am saying goodbye to the past and moving on to a new day.


Lost my eyesight
I feel lost and unsure of what direction to take in my life.


Can't you help me see
I am asking for help and support to find my purpose and direction in life.


Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
I am enjoying every moment of being with someone who makes me feel alive and happy.


Waking in the snow
I have woken up in the cold snow.


Tracing steps with you
I am following someone who is guiding and leading me towards my goals.


Swimming through the snow
I am pushing myself to overcome obstacles to reach my destination.


Wrapped in velvet
I feel comfortable and safe in the company of this person.


Can't you help me see (they won't get right)
I still need help finding my way, but the people around me are not willing to help.


Can you feel it's call through me
I am feeling a sense of purpose and direction that is calling out to me.


I'm the one that you seek
I am the one who can provide the support and guidance that someone is looking for.


All you need is so much, I'm just waiting on
I have everything someone needs to find their way, I am just waiting for them to ask for my help.


Freedom is within you
The power to make choices and live without constraint is already within someone.


Giving makes us feel good
The act of giving to others can bring us joy and happiness.


Hello to our people
We are saying hello to the people who share our beliefs and values.


Say hello to the future
We are looking forward to a bright future and all of the possibilities it holds.


Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
I am enjoying every moment spent with the person who makes me feel alive and whole.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JONATHAN THOMAS SLOAN, STEVE BACH, NICK LITTLEMORE, PETER MAYES, LUKE JAMES STEELE, ANTON ZASLAVSKI

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@Christi4nBR

Days go by my window
World slows down as it goes
Goodbye to last night
Lost my eyesight

Can't you help me see

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive

Waking in the snow
Tracing steps with you
Swimming through the snow
Wrapped in velvet
Can't you help me see (they won't get right)

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive
Can you feel it's call through me
I'm the one that you seek
All you need is so much, I'm just waiting on

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to our people
Say hello to the future

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to our people
Say hello to the future

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive, alive, alive



@qlindoestaraldope

Days slow by my window
World slows down as it goes
Goodbye to last night
Lost my eyesight

Can't you help me see?
They won't get right

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Waking in the snow
Tracing steps with you
Swimming through the snow
Wrapped in blow we go

Can't you help me see?
They won't get right

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Can you describe to me
All the world that you see?
Oh, I need it so much
I'm just waiting

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to more people
Say hello to the future

Freedom is within you
Giving makes us feel good
Hello to more people
Say hello to the future

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive

Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Loving every minute 'cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Alive, alive



@karansethi824

It was early 2010s, I had just graduated from high school. Life was carefree. This song used to play on FIFA then - I remember listening to it while playing in the practice arena within the game.
The arena had a beautiful open-sky setting, and I loved playing in it - it felt like home to me, having spent many hours into the game.

I had never been to the UK until then, but I imagined how exciting it would be to live there, knowing how beautiful some places are over there, and I'd be closer to actual football and its fans.

Now grown up, in 2019, I found myself attending a United vs Liverpool match in the UK while I was in Europe for an exchange semester for my Masters degree.

Went out to a club at night in London with buds - the scene was lit. Everyone was drunk - later in the closing hours of the night, this song came up; it seemed as if almost everyone knew this song and they all started singing along. I sang along with them too - bonding with my buds AND some random strangers over this piece of music.

Once we left the club later, very drunk but ecstatic, I felt like a kid again. Roaming around London streets at night, I revisited that feeling I had while playing FIFA years ago, imagining how cool it would be to do so.

Years later, I had manifested that feeling - loved every minute cause it made me feel so alive, so alive.



@colinmadbrow

Days go by my window
За окном проходят дни,

World slows down as it goes
Мир вращается всё медленней.

Goodbye to last night
Попрощался с прошлой ночью,

Lost love out of sight
Потерял любовь из виду.

Can't you help me see? (They won't get right)
Не поможешь ли мне разглядеть ее? (Они не смогут понять...)

[Chorus:]
[Припев:]

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу, живу,

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Alive, alive, alive
Живу, живу, живу...

Waking in the snow
Проснуться на снегу,

Tracing steps with you
Вместе с тобой напасть на след,

Swimming through the snow
Плыть, рассекая снежную гладь...

Wrapped in, proud we'll go
Закутавшись, гордые, мы двинемся дальше.

Can't you help me see? (They won't get right)
Не поможешь ли мне увидеть? (Они не смогут понять...)

[Chorus:]
[Припев:]

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу, живу,

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Alive, alive, alive
Живу, живу, живу...

Can you feel it's call through me
Чувствуешь ли ты, я зову тебя,

I'm the one that you seek
Я тот, кого ты ищешь.

All you need is so much, I'm just waiting on
Тебе нужно так много, я просто жду,

Freedom is within you
Свобода — внутри тебя самой.

Giving makes us feel good
Нам хорошо, когда мы чем-то делимся,

Hello to our people
Скажи всем "Здравствуй",

Say hello to the future
Поприветствуй будущее.

Freedom is within you
Свобода — внутри тебя самой.

Giving makes us feel good
Нам хорошо, когда мы чем-то делимся,

Hello to our people
Скажи всем "Здравствуй",

Say hello to the future
Поприветствуй будущее...

[Chorus:]
[Припев:]

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive, alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Alive, alive, alive
Живу, живу, живу...

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Alive
Живу...

Loving every minute cause you make me feel so alive
Обожаю каждую минуту, потому что с тобой я по-настоящему живу,

Alive, alive, alive
Живу, живу, живу...



All comments from YouTube:

@bs6630

This song just brought back so many memories. This was the time i was playing Fifa 14 in summer, everyone was happy and going outside to play football was something casual. There was no stress, no work, no responsibilities… Now I realize how great my childhood was and i feel so sad that i can never bring those days back. And listening to this is so nostalgic. I think we all shared the same moments and i wish y’all the best of luck if you may see this. ❤️

@christianwidjaja6401

"Can you love me again"- that one too

@bs6630

@Ian Wong I can not chose which is better. I love both so much!!!!!!

@singhbhai

Exactly The Same 😭❤️😀

@singhbhai

@Ian Wong ahhh it's a no now
No now
Can you love me again

@Edysamaha

😭❤️

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@jefferyhaber5996

We don’t search for old songs
we search for old memories..

@flensoest

I'm 13 and this is deep

@goat17555

This was in fifa 14 sound track

@marcschaffrath7237

Wow, good quote

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