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Rock - Roots/Rock n' Roll | San Francisco, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 216   
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13

Song Description

This is about finding the strength within to continue in the face of adversity or any situation where someone has taken unfair advantage of another individual.

Story Behind the Song

Music came out of a band jam at the end of practice, lyrics formulated out of heinous work situation where it became clear that a so called long time friend and boss was taking advantage and manipulating a situation and hurting numerous along the way, including the author.

Lyrics

Not Dead, Not Dying
By Mark Smotroff, Sean Mylett and ing
Copyright (c) 2003 Sonic Gloo Tunes (ASCAP)

I'm so tired of the vicious cutting down.
Stuck inside this hole, while the dirt is pouring 'round.
Reaching up for air, suffocating, so I'm told.
I'm turning in my grave before my body's even cold.

Not dead, not dying
But not for trying
There's no denying
And I'm tired of lying (lying to myself)

Way too many paces
Not enough new shades
Completely out of patience
Can't get in my way

Not dead, Not dying
I'm high, I'm flying
They say they're trying
And I know they're lying (lying!)

Just before you sleep
Take a deep breath of air
And stop to think of the peace
That you have, that you have
And right before you dream
Take a good long look at life
And right before you scream
Face the truths the world denied you

Not Dead, Not dying
Over time, I'm implying
Lost in flight I'm crying
In your arms, I'm dying

Not Dead Not Dying
And you're so inviting
And I'm through with fighting
I'm not dead, not dying

Song Length
3:51
Genres
Pop - Rock, Rock - Modern
Tempo / Feel
Other
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Incensed, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
Numbness, Healing

Similar Artists
Radiohead, Peter Gabriel
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Mark Smotroff, Sean Mylett, ing
Music Credits ing
Producer Credits ing, Justin Phelps
Publisher Credits Sonic Gloo Tunes (ASCAP)
Performance Credits ing
Label Credits Heyday Records (www.heyday.com)