Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo---------- Alive ----------by Edwin McCain from a 3/25/95 show in Alabama Chords--------C# min X46654 -->X46444 *
IntroE5 (4 beats) Asus (4) C# min (4) E/G# (2)Asus (2) X 2 Verse 1 Same chords and times as Intro AE5l, he sells records down on old Saint CharlieAsus4 Street C♯ min He'sG cleaning up Fat Asus4Tuesday's mess, he keeps his sidewalks neat. And he just lost his father, you know he just lost his wife And if it wasn't for the music, couldn't get on with his life.
Chorus b1.5 beats) Asus(2.5) E/G#(4) X2-------- B (1.5 beats) Asus(2.5) E/G#(1.5) Asus(2.5) C#min(4)
Asus4BBut he knoAsus4ws what I know G IBt's not aAsus4ll that hard toG survive YBou take the gAsus4ood and the bad aGnd the tAsus4ime in between C♯ min [E/G#] lAsus4ets us know.....................We're alive. Verse chords once instrumental
Verse 2---------Well now Bebe sings the gospel, Down on Bourbon she sings the blues She plays on all my heartstrings, curls my toes up in my shoes She knows what I'm after, chase my dreams with all my might She says "You shouldn't be so anxious" and deep down I know she's right.
Choruswith she in the first line) Flute solo with verse chords three times
E G♯WAsus4ell, now get up on the Rocket, step right into the front car. You know life's roller coaster, it ain't got no safety bar.(Same chords)
E G♯Asus4(2.5)** Rest(2) Raise your voices up with laughter, dream of men with one big star(?)
E G♯CAsus4onsecrated in the wonder..............................We're alive. Flute solo with verse chords twice
Verse 3---------Well now Norman he plays music, but only in my dreams He plays with all the beauty that soulful music brings. But sometimes he's a spectre and I wake up clenched with fear, The lesson good or bad, he always keeps me clear.
Choruswith he in first line)
Outro-------Flute throughout E5 (4 beats) Asus (4) C# min (4) E/G# (2)Asus (2) We're alive (repeated) Adlib E5 (4 beats) Asus/D (4) Asus2/C#(4) Asus2/C(1.5)Asus2/D(2.5) three times