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Awake and Alive
Album Awake
Released February 15, 2010 (radio release)
Recorded 2009
Length 3:31
Label Lava Records, Atlantic Records, Ardent Records
Genre Christian rock, Alternative rock
Written by John Cooper, Brian Howes
Last single "Monster"
Last song "Don't Wake Me"
Next song "One Day Too Late"

Awake and Alive is a song by Skillet. It was released as the third single off of their album, Awake, in 2010.


"Tying in with "Hero," here’s one about feeling like you’re falling under from all the stresses of life. Even though you feel like everyone around you is trying to take your hope away from you, no one has the right to do that and you shouldn’t allow those negative influences to weigh you down. Live what you believe and don’t be afraid to stand up for your faith." - John Cooper[1]



I'm at war with the world and they
Try to pull me into the dark
I struggle to find my faith
As I'm slippin' from your arms
It's getting harder to stay awake
And my strength is fading fast
You breathe into me at last

I'm awake I'm alive
Now I know what I believe inside
Now it's my time
I'll do what I want 'cause this is my life
here, right now
I'll stand my ground and never back down
I know what I believe inside
I'm awake and I'm alive

I'm at war with the world cause I
Ain't never gonna sell my soul
I've already made up my mind
No matter what I can't be bought or sold

When my faith is getting weak
And I feel like giving in
You breathe into me again

Waking up waking up

In the dark
I can feel you in my sleep
In your arms I feel you breathe into me
Forever hold this heart that I will give to you
Forever I will live for you[2]


Skillet - Awake and Alive

Skillet - Awake and Alive

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