This was written by Greg Lindstrom. Jim Barraza’s favourite song on the album.

“‘Im Alive” was one of our all time best songs, which we started almost every set with.

Robert Garven, Amazon-review

The LA Times said that the song “Alive” by “Pearl Jam” was a blatant rip-off of Cirith Ungol’s “I’m Alive”.

Robert Garven, Diabolical Conquest interview 

I’m Alive” is a favourite of mine, because the music and lyrics of “I’m Alive” really combine to evoke a melancholy mood

Greg Lindstrom, Headache interview, 2005

Lyrics

I shiver when I remember
The things that I have seen
I know the light, I know the Night
I have walked with things unseen
I have been a king invincible
I’ve been the poorest of the poor
I’ve pulled the mighty from their thrones
And laughed at Death’s own door

‘Cause I’m alive, I’m alive
I’m alive, I’m alive

I roamed the world in search of life
Death followed in my wake
I searched for truth, I want the truth
And learned more than I could take
I’ve walked the roads of mystery
And it’s aged me much too soon
I’ve paid the piper and I’ve paid him well
But he still calls the tune

I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive

I shiver when I remember
The shadow of the past
The lonely ways, the lonely days
When every breath might be my last
I lost my heart, I lost my soul
By every hand betrayed
But I’ve still got strength, I’ve still got life
And that will never change

‘Cause I’m alive, I’m alive
I’m alive, I’m alive

I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive

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