James Blunt - How It Feels To Be Alive Lyrics




When my heart doesn't beat anymore
And my body's cold
You will walk, dressed in black, to my door
And the bells will toll

You use my love like an open vein
Just when I thought it would heal
Back you came

Seeing you again for the first time
Tryna look ahead and not behind
Raging as you do against the tide
Knowing that your his instead of mine
Getting used to being hurt again
Every day's closer to the end
Holding back the tears I need to cry
Waiting to breathe for the last time
Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
That's how it feels to be alive

At my grave, they did say one last verse
'Bout the new love that you found
And I lay in the rain by the church
And they lured me into the ground

You stole my heart as your souvenir
Thought that you would never come back
But now you're here

Seeing you again for the first time
Tryna look ahead and not behind
Raging as you do against the tide
Knowing that your his instead of mine
Getting used to being hurt again
Every day's closer to the end
Holding back the tears I need to cry
Waiting to breathe for the last time
Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive

(Outside waiting in the cold again)
(I'm outside waiting to be held again)
Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
(Outside standing on my own again)
That's how it feels to be alive





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  1. Tania Rahman

    This would work on a film or TV soundtrack.

  2. Ashman Media

    https://youtu.be/Okvmo4wsCs8?t=90
    Still can't grasp this lyric "At my grave they did say one last verse about the new love that you've found" any women that is burying a man would have already had a new love??? unless it was suicide. Yikes thats deep james and gang.
    By far my favorite on this CD wow just amazin lyrics guyz.

  3. وجدان علي

    حلوه

  4. Sandra Duarte

    JAMES BLUNT músico e voz linda única .🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼🎼

  5. timespaice

    I loved so much ''Some kind of trouble'', Moon landing wasn t that great expect his tribute to Houston. Seems like James Blunt is back into the game.

  6. Prithvi Jadhav

    Man. This is incredible.

  7. cece aleman

    James blunt more like james bitch

  8. A King For His World, Productions

    A King For His World...

  9. Iane Maria Machado

    😍😍😍😍😍

  10. Iane Maria Machado

    Ai essa musica me deixa com saudade de viver mas.

  11. Tania Rahman

    The title makes it seem as though it is going to be a happy upbeat song and then you get this masterpiece.

  12. Raheleh Monem

    Sher schön 👍👍👌👌❤❤

  13. Fire Of Elisha

    How does he write such beautiful and so sad songs.







    He's a Sad Boy

    2cent

    He's got a beautiful soul, so that even when life gets him down, what comes out is also beautiful.

  14. Agata Zdrowie

    It's so moving to my heart. Thank you for that song

  15. Tue Duong

    I love this song, thank you.

  16. 2cent

    😭😭😭

  17. FROST Manz

    Cant get the haunting song and lyrics out of my head in 2020!

  18. Isabelle

    How It Feels To Be Alive
    James Blunt
    When my heart doesn't beat anymore
    And my body's cold
    You will walk, dressed in black, to my door
    And the bells will toll
    You use my love like an open vein
    Just when I thought it would heal
    Back you came
    Seeing you again for the first time
    Tryna look ahead and not behind
    Raging as you do against the tide
    Knowing that your his instead of mine
    Getting used to being hurt again
    Every day is closer to the end
    Holding back the tears I need to cry
    Waiting to breathe for the last time
    Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
    That's how it feels to be alive
    At my grave, they did say one last verse
    'Bout the new love that you found
    And I lay in the rain by the church
    And they lured me into the ground
    You stole my heart as your souvenir
    Thought that you would never come back
    But now you're here
    Seeing you again for the first time
    Tryna look ahead and not behind
    Raging as you do against the tide
    Knowing that your his instead of mine
    Getting used to being hurt again
    Every day is closer to the end
    Holding back the tears I need to cry
    Waiting to breathe for the last time
    Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
    Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
    Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
    Yeah, that's how it feels to be alive
    (I'm outside standing on my own again)
    That's how it feels to be alive

  19. Alexandra S

    That's the James Blunt I've always loved. Feels so good to have him back !

  20. Emma Rosten

    Isn't that the main title from interstellar?

  21. Sarah Rasmussen

    James, no, it want happen. I will always be there for you.xxx

  22. You Guys Are Crazy

    always love James Blunt

  23. Hana Massri

    What a wonderful lirics ...I like it ...I love all your songs talented young singer ...all success that I hope for you .......From Beirut Lebanon a greeting....

  24. Adam Stephenson

    Awesome song

  25. Νίκος Κ

    If.......

  26. Zofia Łajszczak

    You used my love like a open vein💔

  27. olga100wolf

    First Album i wouldn’t download and listened daily everywhere, as it was with every previous ones.. pity ...

  28. Izzy Donn

    Love it! I can feel the realness. Beautiful tune

  29. Azayth

    This song started at such a low number of views. I keep coming back so often because I love this song so much, and I wish more people could share that experience with me. Even if noone else knows it, I appreciate it a lot. I hopes James somehow knows that.

  30. Rick Dunn

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlcZvBZXvwI

  31. Annessa Consuello Gunness-Arjoon

    Truth through music...!!!

  32. N.W.A Eazy-e

    I wanna Scream nd sing this song 🤯

  33. Delri

    this song is one the best from his new album🤗

  34. JaNelle JG

    Sounds like a love song to a toxic person. I'm so glad we have more James Blunt music!!!

  35. JHJhonib10

    This feels so freaking nostalgic, like it belongs to Back to Bedlam
    My favorite from the new album

  36. Julian Tait

    “Knowing that ur his instead of mine” 🤟😞

  37. Gabriel Arellano Pereira

    I really like the euphoria what he uses in singing, you can feel it as yours one

  38. carmeenamack

    This. Is. A. Bond. Theme. 😳

  39. Juni Kohli

    Wow loved it ... Everyday is the closer to the end.

  40. Maria Bezerra

    😍👏👏👏👏

  41. Bryan Rumsey

    So effing good!

  42. zyxaircraft

    James Blunt for James Bond 25

  43. pullahiiri

    I just listened James new album, and this song is favorite from it. Masterpiece 👌🏻And James voice.... It's so beautiful. ♥️ Thank you for making music and lyrics like this 🙏🏻

  44. Azayth

    90k views?! I'd say this is one of the best! And it has such a good meaning as well! And it's so personal! Youtube, get this trending, asap!

  45. Nuala Murphy

    💔💦🕊🎶

  46. Cva

    Hearing every day , james👌

  47. Priscilla Castro

    Asa se eu soubesse inglês e pudesse ler tudo o que vocês estão comentando kkk😂😂😭😭😭😭😭eu quero entender o que vocês estão dizendo affff

    Alberto Ussete

    @Priscilla Castro sou de Moçambique (África austral)

    Alberto Ussete

    Quando meu coração não bater mais e meu corpo esfriar.
    Você caminhará vestida de preto até minha porta.E os sinos vão tocar.

    Você usou meu coração, como uma veia aberta.
    Logo quando achei que podia curar, você voltou.
    Vê-la novamente pela primeira vez, tentando olhar pra frente e não para trás.
    Furioso como você faz contra a maré
    Sabendo que você é dele em vez de minha
    Acostumando-se a ser machucado novamente

    Todo dia está mais perto do fim
    Segurando as lágrimas, eu preciso chorar
    Esperando para respirar pela última vez
    Sim, é assim que é se sentir vivo
    É assim que é se sentir vivo

    No meu túmulo, eles disseram um último verso
    Sobre o novo amor que você encontrou
    E eu deitei na chuva perto da igreja
    E eles me jogaram no chão

    Você roubou meu coração como sua lembrança
    Pensei que você nunca mais voltaria
    Mas agora você está aqui

    Vê-la novamente pela primeira vez
    Tentando olhar para frente e não para trás
    Furioso como você faz contra a maré
    Sabendo que você é dele em vez do minha
    Acostumando-se a ser machucado novamente
    Todo dia está mais perto do fim

    Segurando as lágrimas, eu preciso chorar
    Esperando para respirar pela última vez
    Sim, é assim que é se sentir vivo
    Sim, é assim que é se sentir vivo
    Sim, é assim que é se sentir vivo

    Priscilla Castro

    Alberto Ussete 😊👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    Priscilla Castro

    Alberto Ussete 😓❤️❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻obrigada você é incrível ,,,,,,

    Alberto Ussete

    @Priscilla Castro que nada, sou fanático pelo James Blunt (na verdade, de tudo que é música sentimental). Foi um prazer traduzir.

  48. AlCarou

    It is called the revenge!

  49. Nathalie Binon

    I found my James with all his depth of text and voice. How it feels to be alive is just beautiful, I cry listening to this song, it is emotional, but your melody, the sound of your voice together have transported me beyond words. Thank you James for this new album, a golden nugget. I offered a place for my daughter for your first concert at Forest National and I once again offered a place because you offer us each time an invaluable gift. Thanks for staying James with the years. Congratulations for these months of work that flood us with joy. Peace and love for your family and soon for an explosion of joy in our heart and soul. Nath

  50. madularachige saviru

    HOLY MOTHER OF SHIT! that wa epic

  51. Symirlin

    killin it again and again

  52. Stef V

    Wow!!!! Simply outstanding ! 👏👏👏

  53. Елена Носаль

    evey purposes use

  54. Azayth

    isn't the verb for breath breathe? or am I wrong here?

  55. Janice Spyby

    Oh cumon. X

  56. TheCr0wned

    DEEEEEP. Totally feeling this

  57. francisco magalhaes fmmjdjs

    Surpreende uma após uma mas esta surpreende mais de qualquer uma basta dizer que é James blunt

  58. Suzi laj

    Just beautiful 😍 love his voice 💕

  59. Christine Munteanu

    Finally he is back❤

  60. viki19901

    The melody is perfect!!!

  61. Lize-Mari Volschenk

    Love and Respect to the Atlantic Records UK Family

  62. Lize-Mari Volschenk

    Great Song James.

  63. Benjamin Neammanee

    1:16 Am I the only one who think this song is super dramatic?

  64. Yessi panda

    Traducción por favor en español!

  65. Geovane Campelo

    What is the feeling.....

  66. Georgina Jebali

    So dark, but true.

  67. Daniela Braune

    Love it...

  68. Natalie P

    Not good song darling

  69. Askar Nurassilov

    Such a powerful song

  70. Kickrocksboy1111 Sharp

    IT'S SUCH A WONDER TO BE ALIVE, GREAT SONG.

  71. UNCHAINED SHAMAN

    There will be no bells for my death. Likely not but 2 or 3 beings. Alive is blinding from truth

  72. Liezl Rodriguez

    how it feels to be alive???

  73. Ngoc Binh Lu

    I had no idea who James Blunt is until came across his music on youtube yesterday. But damn, his new album "Once upon a mind" is too good though. I'm regret not knowing him sooner...

  74. koala izigame

    monsters is the only decent song :S

  75. N Nguyen

    I'm listening to this song while reading the news about 39 people died in a container truck in England. So sad

    2cent

    Yup, the extreme desperation that drives people to take chances to improve the lives of their love ones. Truly heart-wrenching.

  76. Dario Robert Herma

    His voice is so pussy... :S

  77. hala ismael

    Great melody !!

  78. Princess Nessa

    James Blunt needs to come to America already like or comment if you agree💪🏼💯

    Michele Roman

    ❤️❤️

  79. Larysa Yevdokymova-Rizk

    It hurts but it’s alright 🙏🏻💎🎶

  80. Bosnjak Bosnjaković

    Why his song are bellow 1 mld viewers?

  81. Kenjetay ALİP

    OMG!🎧🎶🍂🍂🍂🍂

  82. Seikhopao Haokip

    OMg.. Who is cuttion Onion.. At this hour

  83. sima simy

    This album was for me 😌😌
    Thank you James Blunt.
    I love you so much, you were, are and will be my favorite singer 😘💕🤗
    With love from MOROCCO 🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦💓

  84. Nw Jane

    If u know how it feels to hear ur voice and listen to ur songs !. ❤️

  85. Chris 587

    👏👌👌

  86. JAYDEEP JADHAV

    I ❤️ U

  87. Prajwol Dawadi

    This song reminds that we need to feel the pain to remind us that we’re alive.

  88. kick Ass Channel

    5 miles😍👌

  89. Lukyamuzi Andrew

    This guy is just out of this world... fantastic lyrics and great vocals... the man can speak to my soul

  90. Fatef Khan

    Pretty good

  91. Swiggy ReX

    James blunt is like that guy who travelled from past to future.

  92. ASPARGUS

    Best song in the album

    Linkalot

    My favorite is monsters but this and stop the clock are a close second

    ASPARGUS

    Linkalot videos Yes!! This one and Monsters are my favourites for sure. They have that old James Blunt feeling

  93. Andreia Cintra

    May Love ♥️❤️❤️❤️

  94. Caminho de luz e Amor do Tarô gratidão

    💝💃🌷

  95. toin

    Okay, yeah. This is the one, good job James, thanks.