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SINGLE PREMIERE: Michael Franti & Spearhead – “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” (+ Lyrics)

"Say hey" to this returning group.

“Say hey” to this returning group.

Download “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” on iTunes.

Michael Franti & Spearhead, best known for their 2009 hit single, “Say Hey (I Love You)”, have returned with a new single from their forthcoming album. It’ll be their first in three years since The Sound Of Sunshine back in 2010. The title track from that also garnered a bit of airplay. You can download the song by joining the band’s mailing list on their official website. The song is decidedly mainstream-sounding, with references to famous couples like John Lennon and Yoko Ono and even Train‘s hit “Hey, Soul Sister”. There’s lots of whistling too. I really like it. It’s definitely different sounding from their usual stuff, but it’s great to sing along too and it’ll especially be great on the radio during those hot summer days. Lyrics are below. Enjoy!

“I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” goes for AAA adds on April 29. It should go to the Hot AC format shortly after that.

“I’M ALIVE (LIFE SOUNDS LIKE)”

[Intro]
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Here we go

[Verse 1]
Everybody wants me to be who they want me to be except you
All I wanna do is be with you
They all tell me that there’s something strange
I don’t wanna be with nobody new
All I wanna do is be with you

[Chorus]
Life sounds like
I’m alive (x6)
(This is what it sounds like)
Whoa-oh-oh, I’m alive

[Verse 2]
How could every day something jumps in the way
Gets complicated, I feel devestated
But when I’m feeling down, I only wanna be with you
I can’t afford the rent or remember checks I sent
To pay off all my taxes and feed the president
But there’s one thing I remember, I only wanna be with you

[Chorus x2]
Life sounds like
I’m alive (x6)
(This is what it sounds like)
Whoa-oh-oh, I’m alive

[Rap]
(Break it down right here now)
You be Bonnie, I’ll be your Clyde
Hop into my car and drive like
Fireworks, we will ignite
Through the San Francisco night
Like John and Yoko
Like Ice-T and Coco
Like Jay-Z, Beyonce
Come be my fiance

Hey soul sister, I’ll be your mister
Don’t wanna be no one-night stand
How many things can I say to make you understand
That I only wanna be your man

Life sounds like
Whoa-oh-oh
This is what it sounds like
Whoa-oh-oh
And it sounds like

[Chorus]
I’m alive (x6)
(This is what it sounds like)
Whoa-oh-oh, I’m alive

(Bring it back one more time)

[Verse 1 – half]
Everybody wants me to be who they want me to be except you
All I wanna do is be with you

Life sounds like
Whoa-oh-oh
(This is what it sounds like)
Whoa-oh-oh
Life sounds like, like, like…

[Chorus x2]
Life sounds like
I’m alive (x6)
(This is what it sounds like)
Whoa-oh-oh, I’m alive

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