This Is What It Means

by Danny Gokey

Daniel Jay "Danny" Gokey (born April 24, 1980) is an American country music singer and church music director from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He was the third place finalist on the eighth season of American Idol. After his placing on the show, Gokey signed to 19 Recordings and RCA Records Nashville as th…




I've built some dreams
I've held them close
Celebrated perfect days
I lost the one I loved the most
Now she's 6 feet of earth away

I've cried til I thought I couldn't stop
and I've laughed until it hurt
and I've prayed in an empty parking lot
and my friends were my church

Sometimes the joy can give you wings to fly
Sometimes the pain will cut you so just like a knife
There's fear, there's faith, there's loss, there's grace
I've seen it from both sides
This is what it means to be alive, alive
This is what it means to be alive

I've seen the face of have to have
Of a child without a home
A casualty of circumstance
Written off and all alone

I've cried for the wars that they've been through
and I've walked by their side
I've watched what the power of love can do
and how it changes lives

Sometimes the joy can give you wings to fly
Sometimes the pain will cut you so just like a knife
There's fear, there's faith, there's loss, there's grace
I've seen it from both sides
This is what it means to be alive, alive
This is what it means to be alive
This is what it means, this is what it means, 
this is what it means to be alive, alive.

This is what it means, yeah

Sometimes the joy can give you wings to fly
Sometimes the pain will cut you so just like a knife
There's fear, there's faith, there's loss, there's grace
I've seen it from both sides

This is what it means to be alive

Written by: DANNY GOKEY, KEITH THOMAS, STEPHANIE R. LEWIS

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