#SongLyricSunday | Help, I’m Alive – Metric

I might have to start a second blog if I keep this up, there are just too many good words to choose from that it’s hard to decide. This is my second post for today’s theme, which is:

Bounty | Dessert | Eat | Feast | Food | Hungry | Turkey

If you missed my first post, you can find it here: Written In The Stars – Tinie Tempah

For this second post, I’ve chosen the first song I ever heard by the Canadian rock band, Metric called “Help, I’m alive.” There aren’t many lyrics to the song, just the same handful on repeat, yet it’s still catchy and even though I don’t listen to it often, when it does come on, I’m like “Oh, I love this song!”

Fun Facts via Wikipedia:

  • Despite being the lead single off of their 4th studio album, “Help, I’m Alive” was Metric’s first song to ever chart in the US, hitting #17 on the Billboard Alternative Songs.
  • The song was written by lead singer, Emily Haines while soul searching in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • The song reached an even larger audience by being played on multiple hit TV shows like One Tree Hill, Beverly Hills 90210, Grey’s Anatomy, and The Vampire Diaries. It was also featured on the popular video game NBA 2K10.
  • Even though it was released in 2008/2009, it was used by the BBC for the 2nd season trailer of “Line of Duty” in 2014, and the acoustic version was used in 2016 in a video for the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Enjoy!

I tremble

They’re gonna eat me alive

If I stumble

They’re gonna eat me alive

Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer?
Beating like a hammer

Help I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender
Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train
Help I’m alive my heart keeps beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

If you’re still alive
My regrets are few
If my life is mine
What shouldn’t I do?
I get wherever I’m going
I get whatever I need
While my blood’s still flowing
And my heart’s still beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

Help I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer
Hard to be soft
Tough to be tender
Come take my pulse, the pace is on a runaway train
Help I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

If you’re still alive
My regrets are few
If my life is mine
What shouldn’t I do?
I get wherever I’m going
I get whatever I need
While my blood’s still flowing
And my heart’s still
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer

I tremble

They’re gonna eat me alive

If I stumble

They’re gonna eat me alive

Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer?
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Beating like a hammer
Help I’m alive, my heart keeps beating like a hammer

Songwriters: Emily Haines / James Shaw • Help I’m Alive lyrics © BMG Rights Management

I don’t own any rights to this song, video, or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents/label. No copyright infringement intended.

12 responses to “#SongLyricSunday | Help, I’m Alive – Metric”

  1. When I saw the title had “I’m alive” I immediately thought of the Don Fardon song – which is kind of bizarre.
    Two great choices of songs 🙂

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    1. I suppose it’s not a very common title for a song, I think I would’ve done the same, but I had never heard of Don Fardon before so I had to look him up, lol. Thanks and glad you liked them 🙂

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      1. The Don Fardon is one you don’t forget! I think some of my nightmares are thanks to the video for tha song!

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      2. Nightmares, yikes! I’m glad I didn’t watch the video.

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  2. A new band to me with an upbeat electro-pop sound, elements of rock, new wave, electronica and grunge, what is not to like.

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    1. I know, I was surprised when I saw they’re only listed as a rock band because they really do incorporate all of those styles into their music. Thanks, Jim, glad you liked it! 🙂

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  3. Didn’t watch any of those shows so this is my introduction to Metric! 😁👍

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    1. I only know of 2 of their songs, but I like them both. “Gold, Guns, Girls” is even catchier than this one and my favorite of the two.

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  4. Good stuff.:-)

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  5. I like this at first listen – interesting lyrics, and I do like all the strange sounds. 🙂

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