Alive Like Me - What Did You Expect Lyrics




I'm gonna say something you don't want to hear
you can't live up to lies that you have built inside
your head for all these years

you're gonna cave just like we expected and
when you break I will stand collected staring at the floor
watching you pick up the broken pieces

Are you
holding back the truth from me so much that
I can start to see right through you
why did it take so long
to get across the message I’ll have to get
this off of my chest

Slow down
you keep on running when the problem is yourself
So pick your head up and change direction
while you still recognize reflections of yourself
Slow down
The problem’s you and no one else

And if you can close your eyes
and fall asleep tonight
you can escape this nightmare
that you call your life
While your actions are burning bridges down
shutting doors that your words cannot reopen anymore
knowing it only gets worse when you wake up

Thinking that there’s something real
when fallacy is all you feel, just tell me
why did it take so long
to get across the message
I’ll have to get this off of my chest

Slow down
you keep on running when the problem is yourself
So pick your head up and change direction
while you still recognize reflections of yourself
Slow down
The problems you and no one else

What did you expect from being so deceiving?
Every other second you had me believing
there was something wrong with me
but it was just another thing
that I let get inside my head based off all the lies you said
Are you
holding back the truth from me so much that
I can start to see right through you
why did it take so long
to get across the message I’ll have to get
this off of my chest

Slow down
you keep on running when the problem is yourself
So pick your head up and change direction
while you still recognize reflections of yourself
Slow down
The problems you and no one else

What did you expect from being so deceiving
Every other second you had me believing
there was something wrong with me
but it was just another thing
that I let get inside my head based off all the lies you said





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Alive Like Me What Did You Expect Comments
  1. Garrett Fory

    I feel like this is similar to a Myka Relocate song I've heard.

  2. Rachel Carter

    I love the band name 'Alive Like Me'

  3. Olivia Hubbard

    Amazing song!!!!

  4. hXc Marc

    I wish I didn't hear any of this song. What a paint by the numbers emo/screamo band.

  5. Pika 420

    Good shit. Dont sound like sws. I hear saosin esp at 3:00 min into it

  6. sarah c

    Wow........theyre amazing.

  7. ShadowCrowX

    I dunno how I stumbled on their music...but I'm really glad I did!!!

  8. give this weeb some oxiJIN

    SWS much?!?!

  9. Jøsh Dun and Tyler Jøseph

    Wow I think this band sounds like idk maybe Alive Like Me

    Cedric Orenji

    +My secret society *Slow Claps*

    Mikey Webb

    They don't sound like them at all! I am now crying becuz i am emo!

    Jøsh Dun and Tyler Jøseph

    @Mikey Webb What did you expect

  10. Liam Baralet

    congrats Rise on signing SWS for the second time.

    Mike Kasala

    you're an idiot.

    Darcey Berenice

    😂 true story

    Cody Elford

    @The Color Mike He's not wrong you know, they could easily be mistaken for SWS.

    Jemorie Golombeski

    Hey! I love sws so I'm good with it!

    Legit Muffins

    Regret it yet?

  11. ThiVids

    Just saw ALM live, and they chose all the songs I love from them, DID NO DISAPPOINT!

    (btw, he did indeed sound like Kellin Quinn xD)

  12. Doug Hilton

    i just saw them live. never heard of them before. but here i am looking up their shit because i actually liked it. very good live too

    ThiVids

    Just saw them hours ago, and they chose every song that I enjoyed from them..they performed soo well! I really don't get why people like Dance Gavin Dance so much, but Alive Like Me made the night for me.

    AnalDestroyer

    @ThiVids How is Dance Gavin Dance relevant? I love both bands, but your comment is absolutely irrelevant.

    ThiVids

    @AnalDestroyer I stated that I saw them at a concert, which in many cases, have opening/headlining bands, or just multiple bands performing in general. Dance Gavin Dance was the headliner and most fans came for them. I was there particularly for Alive Like Me and some other bands, but DGD was cool too. May I explain more?
    -Nice username D0oD.

  13. Dark Yoshi

    This is my new favorite band! Fan since day 1 ^-^

  14. Talit Buchakiat

    I think their sound is so same as Sleeping With Sirens but it so great!!!

  15. Benjamin Dippo

    Sounds like the vocalist from Of Machines.

  16. Austin Carter

    They're good, just need some acoustic songs here, and they need less auto tune.

  17. Monica Packer

    Okay so I get people are saying this band kind of sounds like SWS which I mean I guess it's understandable I'm not disagreeing or anything but they kind of sound like Get Scared too don't you think?

    Seth Back

    Yeah, I see it.  In fact, I think they have a certain song that sounds very similar to this one.

    Monica Packer

    @Seth Back It kind of reminds me of the song "Hurt" and "Cynical Skin"

    Seth Back

    @Monica Vo Yeah, it definitely reminds me of "Hurt"
    I totally forgot about that song.  Now I really want to listen to it. 
    Haha

    Monica Packer

    @Seth Back It's a good song. Ugh I can't stop listening to this song. I need to get their album. 

    Tanner Garrett

    I hear a lot of I See Stars first album in them

  18. Mindbeblown70

    So good holy moley

  19. Savannah Lee

    Loved this band since Start Again was released! THEY BETTER PLAY WARPED NEXT YEAR.

  20. alante paschall

    their cleans sound almost like of machines, it sounds awesome

  21. Josh Jones

    Love it!

  22. Yuriy Detsyk

    This band is great! I believe they will become VERY POPULAR in the future!

    Zera Ansel

    I agree with you.They are very great!!!

  23. isaac andre

    I need a little break from all the Breakdown of Sanity I've been listening to lately haha. I'm liking Emarosa's new one too!

  24. Caitlin Olson

    Omg I love it💕

  25. tristananvilcaster

    Wow this is great!

  26. amty

    idky but the lead singer sounds like Vic lol still a great song

    amty

    vics a bae

    Cnnister

    Vics not bae

    Ajs zen

    @evil And sounds like kellin  too .. they are awesome :) 

    _b3rmuda _

    OMG yes. I love ptv c:

  27. Matt Garcia

    It sounds like SAOSIN <3

    Josh Jones

    So true

  28. AllMyInnocence

    Almost exactly Sleeping With Sirens. Riserecords, sign more bands like Miss May I please.

    Plashing

    I mean, I guess it sounds the same? But Rise doesn't have Sleeping With Sirens anymore, so I guess they need this.

    alix

    @Plashing They don't have SwS?

    Admire

    If they sound close to any other band I would say I See Stars without the dubstep beats in the background. Nothing like SwS.

    Midlife

    @Admire The vocals totally sound like I See Stars but the instrumentals are totally different.

    Plashing

    @***** Sleeping With Sirens is no longer with Rise as of August.

  29. Robby D

    =-) Yeah, I dont get it.

  30. CierrasMusicalWorld

    Omg. Thank you RiseRecords for streaming this band. I am now in love. New fan <3 *Goes to research* hehe :) 

  31. Caption Police

    I like to interpret lyrics and draw how they make me feel as a way of coping with stress and depression and I find this band extremely good for interpretations. It helps me connect on a deep emotional level more than any other band could. I just find that they have some really good lyrics and hooks.. I love it.

    Zachary Rolnick

    Caption Police couldn’t agree with this comment more and been listen too these guys for years now and just seen this comment

    Zachary Rolnick

    I couldn’t agree with this comment anymore then what you said *

  32. Dylan Speer

    i've been waiting a year for this album!

  33. Vaxos

    I've always have had a thing for this genre but never got to invested into it. I find this music to hit a chord in me i quite enjoy.

  34. bridget leonard

    Pretty good 👌👍

  35. romans137

    Seems like a big season for Rise... definitely some good sounds coming out of this label.

  36. Michelle Estefanía P

    I love it.