Springsteen, Bruce - We Are Alive Lyrics




There's a cross up yonder on Calvary Hill
There's a slip of blood on a silver knife
There's a graveyard kid down below
Where at night the dead come to life
Well above the stars they crackle and fire
A dead man's moon throws seven rings
We’d put our ears to the cold grave stones
This is the song they’d sing

We are alive
And though our bodies lie alone here in the dark
Our spirits rise
To carry the fire and light the spark
To stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart

A voice cried I was killed in Maryland in 1877
When the railroad workers made their stand
I was killed in 1963
One Sunday morning in Birmingham
I died last year crossing the southern desert
My children left behind in San Pablo
Well they’ve left our bodies here to rot
Oh please let them know

We are alive
And though we lie alone here in the dark
Our souls will rise
To carry the fire and light the spark
To fight shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart

Let your mind rest easy
Sleep well my friend
It’s only our bodies that betray us in the end

Well I awoke last night in the dark and dreamy deep
From my head to my feet my body’d gone stone cold
There were worms crawling all around me
My fingers scratchin’ at an earth black and six foot low

Alone in the blackness of my grave
Alone I’d been left to die
Then I heard voices calling all ‘round me
The earth rose above me
My eyes filled with sky

We are alive
And though our bodies lie alone here in the dark
Our souls and spirits rise
To carry the fire and light the spark
To fight shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart
To stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart
We are alive





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Springsteen, Bruce We Are Alive Comments
  1. james kearney

    Victory is earned not giving, great song

  2. MannBrothersFilms

    The Boss ❤

  3. BABS CONNOLLY

    There is a cross up yonder up on Calvary Hill
    There is a slip of blood on a silver knife
    There is a graveyard kid down below
    Where at night did come to life
    And above the stars, they crackle in fire
    A dead man’s moon throws seven rings
    Well, we put our ears to the cold grave stones
    This is the song they’d sing
    We are alive
    And though our bodies lie alone here in the dark
    Our spirits rise to carry the fire and light the spark
    To stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart

    A voice cried out, I was killed in Maryland in 1877
    When the railroad workers made their stand
    Well, I was killed in 1963 one Sunday morning in Birmingham
    Well, I died last year crossing the southern desert
    My children left behind in San Pablo
    Well they left our bodies here to rot
    Oh please let them know

    We are alive
    Oh, and though we lie alone here in the dark
    Our souls will rise to carry the fire and light the spark
    To fight shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart

    Let your mind rest easy, sleep well my friend
    It’s only our bodies that betray us in the end

    I awoke last night in a dark and dreamy deep
    From my head to my feet, my body gone stone cold
    There were worms crawling all around me
    Fingers scratching at an earth black and six foot low
    And alone in the blackness of my grave
    Alone I’d been left to die
    Then I heard voices calling all around me
    The earth rose above me, my eyes filled with sky

    We are alive
    And though our bodies lie alone here in the dark
    Our souls and spirits rise
    To carry the fire and light the spark
    To fight shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart
    To stand shoulder to shoulder and heart to heart
    We are alive

  4. Vance L. Gilmore

    Soon we will say goodbye my love

  5. Platinum Velociraptor

    Emmylou harris

  6. IngotAU

    Thanks for posting. What a performance! Love this song.

  7. Bossladyone2

    Bruce, as another musical legend wings his way to heaven, I believe he would want you to know that this song echo's his sentiments. Someday on down the road when you are playing one of his songs, he will make his presence known so that you know that his spirit did indeed rise and he is fighting Shoulder and Shoulder and Heart to Heart.
    We can all be thankful that we had an opportunity to live during his lifetime.
     There were a few times when my car, I called Old Paint, would leave me stranded on my way to school. I' d kick the tires and cuss at her, spitting and sputtering "Maybellene" why can't you be true. Poor "Old Paint" was a worn out Chevy what else could she do?

  8. Mike Ballard

    It's the wage system, Bruce. Joe Hill's worth a deep listen.

  9. binck birjmohun

    Bruce Springsteen is cool ik ga naar je toe

  10. Frank Dolski

    Non stop entertainment by Bruce and the "E" Street Band!

  11. maria antonia avila

    long life the Boss

  12. moijto82

    Siamo vivi, vivi per lottare e resistere spalla a spalla cuore a cuore!! GRANDE BRUCE WE ARE ALIVE !!!

  13. q lee

    I hear yuh Bruce, miss my Grand Father

  14. Maureen Rahrle

    For my friend, Betsy. Rest in peace, old friend.

  15. MartyMartin87

    so true

  16. rango lama

    No response from shit fans

  17. rango lama

    Grande boss

  18. Tobinator127

    To be fair, they were soaked and freezing. But I agree with you, they were pretty shit.

    Charles Doherty

    I think the problem was at that time it was a new song that not too many actually knew

  19. Juan Manuel Escobar

    Que músico MARAVILHOSO>>>!!!

  20. Bossladyone2

    I love this song. Life is short, Heart to Heart is a very special place to be. It takes someone who is in a very special place to understand death, spirits, and put all of it down in a ballad format. I still think Johnny Cash is smiling down whenever Bruce plays this song.
    "my friend" is a special place to be.

  21. Daniel Roudaut

    Ma chanson préférée de Wrecking Ball, elle est remplie d'émotions. Vive Bruce !

  22. Bertil Karlborg

    Great song !
    I saw it in Gothenburg same year 2012.