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.
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.
I'm still breathing. 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.
You took it all, but I'm still breathing.
I have made every single mistake that you could ever possibly make.
I took & I took & 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 YOUUU! 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.
I'm ALIVE. I'm ALIVE. I'm ALIVE.
I'm ALIVE. I'm ALIVE.
When I sing along to this song on the YOUUU! part I look in the mirror and point to myself.
Then singing the rest of the crescendo I reflect on how our Savior delivered me from myself.