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Unreleased
Kesha
Written by Erik Lewander
Kesha Sebert
Sacha Skarbek
Produced by Erik Lewander
Sacha Skarbek
Length 3:15

"Buried Alive", alternatively known as "Alive", is an unreleased song performed by Kesha. It is an outtake from Rainbow.

Background

The snippet of the track was leaked on the web on December 18, 2017 under the title "Survivor", but when the track was completely leaked on January 22, 2020, it was learned that the real name of the track was "Buried Alive" and that a song named "Survivor" did not exist.

The song is speculated to have been written about Kesha's long-time ongoing legal battle with her former producer, Dr. Luke.

Lyrics

I watched you build your empire, with the venom of a snake
You told me if I open my mouth, you'd put me in my grave, hmm
And like a stray animal, you hid me with the bodies and skeletons
You held me underwater, drowning
I bet you thought this was the end

But I'll crawl through the wild, drive through the mud
I'll walk through the fire, I'll slip on my own blood, ha
Yeah, I'll fight till I die, truth on my tongue
So give your worse, I'm never givin' up
No, no, oh-oh

You tried, you tried to bury me alive (alive, alive)
Keep your coffin, I'm gonna survive (survive, survive)
You tried, you tried to bury me alive (alive, alive)
Keep your coffin, I'm gonna survive (survive, survive)

Running from redemption and chasing money in the wind
Forgiveness was an option and you chose burnin' down that bridge
And I won't be your hostage, hostage, no
No-no, oh no
Gonna keep on fightin'
Gonna keep on fightin' 'til you let me go

Watch, I'll crawl through the wild, drive through the mud
I’ll walk through the fire, I'll slip on my own blood, ha
Yeah, I'll fight till I die, truth on my tongue
I'll never give up, and you better run
Oh, oh, oh-oh

You tried, you tried to bury me alive (alive, alive)
Keep your coffin, I'm gonna survive (survive, survive)
You tried, you tried to bury me alive (alive, alive)
Keep your coffin, I'm gonna survive (survive, survive)

Video

References

  • BMI Work #21571430
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