Years and Years and Jess Glynne, “Come Alive”

 

British musicians Jess Glynne and Years and Years have come together for a phenomenal reimagining of “Come Alive,” one of the great songs from “The Greatest Showman” soundtrack.

Lifted off the new “The Greatest Showman: Reimagined” album, which finds established singers putting their own spins on songs from the film, “Come Alive” has been given a funky new life, thanks to the musical stylings of Years and Years frontman and Michael Jackson vocal doppelganger Olly Alexander and the always brilliant Jess Glynne, who is pretty much my spirit animal.

Altogether, one of the best songs to come out this 2018. So cool, it almost answers my need for Canberra air conditioning.

COME ALIVE Lyrics
Years and Years and Jess Glynne

Olly: You stumble through your days
Got your head hung low, your skies a shade of grey
Like a zombie in a maze
You’re asleep inside, but you can shake awake

Olly: ‘Cause you’re just a dead man walking
Thinking that’s your only option
But you can flip the switch and brighten up your darkest day
Sun is up and the color’s blinding
Take the world and redefine it
Leave behind your narrow mind
You’ll never be the same

Olly: Come alive, come alive
Go and light your light, let it burn so bright
Reaching up to the sky
And it’s open wide, you’re electrified
When the world becomes a fantasy
And you’re more than you could ever be
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
And you know you can’t go back again
To the world that you were living in
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
So, come alive

Jess: Oh ah, yeah
I see it in your eyes
You believe that lie that you need to hide your face
Afraid to step outside
So you lock the door, but don’t you stay that way

Jess: No more living in those shadows
You and me, we know how that goes
‘Cause once you see it all, you’ll never, never be the same
Little bit of lightnin’ striking
Bottle up to keep on shining
‘Cause you can prove there’s more to you
You cannot be afraid

Olly and Jess: Come alive, come alive
Go and light your light, let it burn so bright
Reaching up to the sky
And it’s open wide, you’re electrified
When the world becomes a fantasy
And you’re more than you could ever be
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
And you know you can’t go back again
To the world that you were living in
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
So, come alive

Jess: Come one, come all, come in, come on
To anyone who’s bursting with a dream
Come one, come all, you hear the call
To anyone who’s searching for a way to break free

Olly and Jess: Come alive, come alive (Come alive)
Go and light your light, let it burn so bright (Go and light your light)
Reaching up to the sky (Reaching up to the sky, yeah)
And it’s open wide, you’re electrified
When the world becomes a fantasy
And you’re more than you could ever be
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
(Dreaming with your eyes wide open)
And you know you can’t go back again (Go back again)
To the world that you were living in (No no no no)
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
So, come alive
When the world becomes a fantasy (Oh, a fantasy)
And you’re more than you could ever be
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
(You’re dreaming with your eyes wide open)
And you know you can’t go back again
To the world that we were living in
‘Cause you’re dreaming with your eyes wide open
So come alive