Still Alive – Ilana Charnelle

From the album A Class Act (2016)

You said that you were sorry, asked to hold me one last time
Numb as you touched me, you fell to your knees and cried
And you said your apology but all I heard was suicide
The worst part of leaving was being scared you’d die

Wading through the ashes, couldn’t see to wipe my eyes
As hard as the past is, it’s harder on the other side
Remembering that knotted belt and how you said the fault was mine
Cause you told me that if I ever left you’d die
Yeah, you told me that if I ever left you’d die
Well look at you, still alive

It’s strange how people like to talk and like to take their sides
But anyone who knows the truth will read between your lies
And you can scream loud as you want and maybe change some minds
But you can’t touch me anymore, that well’s run dry

Some mornings I would bow my head till day faded to night
Mornings I was so unsure, couldn’t bring myself to try
But I fought alone through every storm, I didn’t cling to someone’s side
Yeah, I can make it on my own, thank god I tried
Yeah, I can make it on my own, thank god I tried
Yeah, look at me, still alive

A story’s just a story, and now it’s yours against mine
But I won’t tell mine on the street, I wouldn’t waste my time
There hasn’t been a single day that luck’s not on my mind
Lucky to be free of you, lucky to be alive

Cause you said that you were sorry, asked to hold me one last time
I was numb as you touched me, you fell to your knees and cried
And you said your apology but all I heard was suicide
Cause you told me that if I ever left you’d die
Yeah, you told me that if I ever left you’d die
Well look at you, still alive

Published by ilanacharnelle

Your postcard from the past; a vintage inspired crooner straight from the heydays of traditional pop.

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