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The man who stayed alive

 

People came to see me

Self-destruct on stage

Tickets for the circus

And the masquerade

 

Come a little closer

See what you might find

Stepping from the shadows

the man who stayed alive

 

And all the papers headlines

That I wouldn’t last the day

and when the city woke up

That I’d probably passed away

 

I am

The man who stayed alive

I am

The man who stayed alive

 

 

look who came to visit

sitting in my chair

all the years he didn’t

suddenly he cares

 

isn’t it ironic

running thru my veins

all this medication

strangely feels the same

 

and all the papers carried

was a bitter sweet goodbye

an obituary written

for the man who stayed alive

 

I am

The man who stayed alive

I am

The man who stayed alive

 

Oh, it’s a lovely day

To walk thru Stephens green

And hear the children play

when the ice cream van is near

Lazy Sundays

 

I am

The man who stayed alive

I am

The man who stayed alive

 

I am

The man who stayed alive


I am

The man who stayed alive

 

Don Mescall

Notting Hill Music Publishing