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I'm Alive

 
Aaron Tveit
Next To Normal Soundtrack - Musical, 2009
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I'm Alive GABE
I am what you want me to be
And I'm your worst fear, you'll find it in me
Come closer
Come closer

DOCTOR (spoken)
where does he come from, do you think?



GABE
I am more than memory
I am what might be, I am mystery
You know me
So show me
When I appear, it's not so clear if I'm a simple spirit or I'm flesh and blood

But I'm alive, I'm alive, I am so alive
And I feed on the fear that's behind your eyes
And I need you to need me, it's no surprise
I'm alive, so alive
I'm alive

NATALIE (spoken)
Four times a week, that's a lot, don't you think?

DAN (spoken)
It's what the doctor recommended.

NATALIE (spoken)
It's not going to get better, is it? He's never going away.

DAN (spoken)
I don't know, Natalie.

NATALIE (spoken)
This is one of those moments when you could just be a typical parent and lie and say yes.

DAN (spoken)
yes.

NATALIE (spoken)
Thanks, that's comforting.

GABE
I am flame and I am fire,
I am destruction, decay, and desire
I'll hurt you

DAN (spoken)
You know, Natalie...

GABE
I'll heal you

DAN (spoken)
It's not all about your comfort!

GABE
I'm your wish, your dream come true,
and I am your darkest nightmare, too.
I've shown you

DAN (spoken)
It's about helping your mother!

GABE
I own you

NATALIE (spoken)
As always!

GABE
And though you made me, you can't change me
I'm the perfect stranger who knows you too well
But I'm alive, I'm alive, I am so alive
And I'll tell you the truth if you let me try
You're alive, I'm alive, and I'll show you why,
I'm alive, so alive

NATALIE (spoken)
Valium, Xanax...

GABE
I'm alive

NATALIE
What the hell?

GABE
I'm alive, I'm right behind you
You say forget, but I remind you
You can try to hide, but you know that I will find you
Cause if you won't grieve me, you won't leave me behind
Oh, how, oh

DOCTOR (spoken)
You say he's eighteen now. Isn't that when kids move out?
Don't you think it's time to let him go?

GABE
Whoa
Whoa
No, no, no
I'm alive, I'm alive, I am so alive.
If you climb on my back, then we both can fly
If you try to deny me, I'll never die.
I'm alive, so alive
I'm alive
Yeah yeah
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive
I'm alive

[Thanks to Chessy for corrections]
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Song title Artist name
Prelude Next to Normal Band
Just Another Day Alice Ripley
Everything Else Jennifer Damiano
Who's Crazy / My Psychopharmacologist and I Alice Ripley
Perfect for You Jennifer Damiano
I Miss the Mountains Alice Ripley
It's Gonna Be Good Alice Ripley
He's Not Here J. Robert Spencer
You Don't Know Alice Ripley
I Am the One Alice Ripley
Superboy and the Invisible Girl Jennifer Damiano
I'm Alive Aaron Tveit
Make Up Your Mind / Catch Me I'm Falling Alice Ripley
I Dreamed a Dance Alice Ripley
There's a World Aaron Tveit
I've Been J. Robert Spencer
Didn't I See This Movie? Alice Ripley
A Light in the Dark J. Robert Spencer
Wish I Were Here Alice Ripley
Song of Forgetting Alice Ripley
Hey N1 Jennifer Damiano
Seconds and Years Louis Hobson
Better Than Before Alice Ripley
Aftershocks Aaron Tveit
Hey N2 Jennifer Damiano
You Don't Know (Reprise) Alice Ripley
How Could I Ever Forget? Alice Ripley
It's Gonna Be Good (Reprise) J. Robert Spencer
Why Stay? / A Promise Alice Ripley
I'm Alive (Reprise) Aaron Tveit
The Break Alice Ripley
Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Reprise) Alice Ripley
Maybe / Next to Normal Alice Ripley
Hey N3 / Perfect for You (Reprise) Jennifer Damiano
So Anyway Alice Ripley
I Am The One (Reprise) J. Robert Spencer
Light Alice Ripley


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