Cynthia Erivo - Alive Lyrics


I’ve had ghosts of my past
Come back to greet me
Big wide smiles in their eyes
I go blind looking back
Pray they can’t see me
Pray they’ll let me be

‘Cause I can’t
Outrun, outsmart, outlive myself
Outrun, outsmart my shadow

I wish I’d learned to take heed of all the signs
I wish I could turn back the hands of old man time
It’s the saddest of truths, seen it with my own brown eyes
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned alive

I wish I could have known
The way fate would use me
Took my life in her hands
The things she’d do to me
Yet I’d never complain
I’d always go through it
The pains a part of the play

‘Cause I can’t
Outrun, outsmart, outlive myself
Outrun, outsmart my shadow

I wish I’d learned to take heed of all the signs
I wish I could turn back the hands of old man time
It’s the saddest of truths, seen it with my own brown eyes
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned alive

No wrong turns, no regrets
No lessons learned, this is all that we get
Yeah that’s just how it goes
The good and bad it takes its toll before we get old

I wish I’d learned to take heed of all the signs
I wish I could turn back the hands of old man time
It’s the saddest of truths, seen it with my own brown eyes
If you play with fire, you’ll get burned alive


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