Steelheart: Good 2B Alive [2008]

Released Europe October 24, 2008
United States November 11, 2008
Recorded Early to mid 2008 at Steelheart Studios, Charlottesville, Virginia
Genre Hard rockHeavy Metal,Alternative MetalIndustrial rock
Length 46:47
52:10 (with bonus track)
Label Steelheart Records
Producer Miljenko Matijevic

Good 2B Alive is the fourth studio album by hard rock band Steelheart, released on October 24, 2008 in Europe, and November 11, 2008 in the US. It is also the band’s first full-length album since the band’s reunion in 2006, although it did not feature returning original guitarist Chris Risola on the recordings.

The tracks “LOL”, “Buried Unkind” and “Twisted Future” has previously appeared on the band’s promotional EP from 2006 – Just a Taste.

Miljenko Matijevic played all rhythm guitars on the album (both electric and acoustic), except on “Shine a Light for Me” where Uros Raskovski played all rhythm and lead guitars. Uros Raskovski also played lead and texture guitars on most of the album, except on “LOL” and “Underground”.

The lead guitar tracks on “You Showed Me How to Love” and “Good 2B Alive” were taken from the audition/demo sessions in 2005 when Miljenko Matijevic and Uros Raskovski met at the Steelheart Studios for the first time.

Although credited for bass, the band’s bassist Rev Jones is only featured on the songs “Twisted Future”, “Good 2B Alive” and the acoustic version of “Good 2B Alive”. The rest of the bass work was done by session member Sigve Sjursen.

For the album’s promotion tour it marks the return of the band’s original lead guitarist Chris Risola (although he also toured with the band on the shortJust a Taste supporting tour in 2006). Rejoining the band also on guitar is Uros Raskovski.

Track listing

All songs written by Miljenko Matijevic.

  1. “Samurai” – 5:32
  2. “LOL” – 4:02
  3. “Buried Unkind” – 4:55
  4. “Twisted Future” – 5:10
  5. “I Breathe” – 5:59
  6. “Shine a Light for Me” – 4:21
  7. “Underground” – 4:44
  8. “You Showed Me How 2 Lv” – 6:06
  9. “Good 2B Alive” – 5:52
  10. “G2BA” (Acoustic version) – 5:23

Lyrics

1. Samurai

Freedom is all about living a dream
You gotta cut the pain stop taking it in
Fear is a callin’ it’s a killer of all
It’s making me sick I can’t take no more
Heads up in life it’s a fucked up game
It’s easy to fall in and live against the grain
Then you’re stuck in the middle of Heaven and Hell
Yeah, you get stuck in the middle of Heaven and hell

Sun comes a rising
My faith is my fortune
I patienly breath in my soul
under my wounds in the depth of frustation
Visions of pain I have sewn

Freedom is all about living a dream
You gotta cut the pain you gotta cut the pain
Stop taking it in

Sun comes a rising
My faith is my fortune
I patienly breath in my soul
under my wounds in the depth of frustation
Visions of pain I have sewn
Hear me i’m calling for i’ve fallen deep now
Only my self i’m to blame
Time is my anchor and Hell comes to love
Twisting the truth of who I am

2. L.O.L.

I live and I will die
I can’t live till I die

I’ve given my heart and my soul to you
Forgive me if I gave you too much at one time
Hell it’s been a long time since I’ve tasted water
I’m torn, I’ve been torn, I’ve been torn

Verse 2
I was a fool to believe in you
Forgive me if I burned a little bit of your pride
I don’t want to be around when you go down
I’m going on my way before I waste more time

Chorus
Every time I give out my heart I get skinned alive
Every time I give out my thoughts I get pushed aside
Every time I give out my hand I get suicide.

Every time I give out my love I get jealousy
Every time I give it a thought I just wanna be
Living and loving and eating and drinking and singing
and fucking and laughing out loud.

Ref
You got me all wrong
You wanna put me down, down, down, down

Verse 3/Rap
It’s a long road feeding the bullshit you’re believing in
Inside your little balloon that you’re pretending in
I don’t wanna be swimming in your lemon juice
My soul breathes a fire of pain
I dont know where it’s from
But I am a true believer of fate it keeps me on my toes
Every time I give it a thought I just wanna be
Living and loving and eating and drinking and singing
And fucking and laughing and laughing and laughing
Out loud.

3. Buried Unkind

I never Thought I’d come so far
To leave you all behind
You beried me unkind
You made it so damn hard to see
What was left of me
I’m better off alone

Happiness is what I want to be
Loneliness I don’t wanna see

I never Thought I’d come so far
To leave you all behind
You beried me unkind
You made it so damn hard to see
What was left of me
I’m better off alone

All the selfishness
Was turning me insane
Now I must confess
To who I am

I never Thought I’d come so far
To leave you all behind
You beried me unkind
You made it so damn hard to see
What was left of me
I’m better off alone

So many more
Will die alone
Shamely

For so long
You brought pain into my life
And Hell to roam
I’ve been so badly painted
And in your heart I’m tainted
I do love you no more

So Long

I never Thought I’d come so far
To leave you all behind
You beried me unkind
You made it so damn hard to see
What was left of me
I’m better off alone

4. Twisted Future

How to live when everyday I feel like I’m dying
In a twisted world I’m living in
and how to live when there’s no more tears for crying
in a world that lost me again
Now how to see from a stained horizon
with love that pain has over come
we are just another feather floating
in a world to find you

I’ve come so far alone
I can’t believe I’m still alive
and the lights are getting brighter
as I go deeper into life
now there’s no where left to turn
this feeling I’ve become
and there’s no one here to show me
like in the days when we were young
the more I try to change things
the weaker I become
and the more I try to give
the more I come undone

How to live when everyday I feel like I’m dying
In a twisted world I’m living in
and how to live when there’s no more tears for crying
in a world that lost me again
Now how to see from a stained horizon
with love that pain has over come
we are just another feather floating
in a world to find you

There will become a day
when freedom will come to reign
and all the pain that surrounds us
we will anchor to the wind
now there’s no need for crying
oh let it go
there’s so much more to come I know

How to live when everyday I feel like I’m dying
In a twisted world I’m living in
and how to live when there’s no more tears for crying
in a world that lost me again
Now how to see from a stained horizon
with love that pain has over come
we are just another feather floating
in a world to find you

5. I Breathe

Hold me angels let me rest my eyes
I am on my way home
hear me crying it’s my heart that bleeds
Show me how to come alive

Feel me
can you feel me?
the way I feel you

So much anger so much anger
tearing down the man inside
but I keep going and goin’ and goin’ and gone
I want to live this dream before I die
If I would only give me time and let me try
I know that I,
I would fly

I breath the same air as you all do
I am, I am, I am
I feel the same pain as your all do
I hear you all, hear

hold me angels let me rest my eyes
I am on my way home

hear me crying is my heart that bleeds

Show me how to come alive
let me go, go, go free

feel me, can your feel me?
feel me, can your feel me?
the way I feel you

I breath the same air as you all do
I am, I am, I am
I feel the same pain as your all do

6. Shine a Light for Me

I’ve been tracing pictures flashing through my mind
A taste off red they leave on my tongue
And spilling quickly with hands of time
Through cuts that make me who I am

I’v gone to the edge and I’ve seen you there
With a twisted freedom in your arms
I fell of thinking with the sorrow rain
Have i come
To my…

Love, take me there
Shine a light for me
My love show me where
Freedom is for free

Now break this system that is burning through
And separating trust with all our anger
It’s so hypnotizing we don’t know what’s true
Have i come, come to my end?

Love, take me there
Shine a light for me
My love show me where
Freedom is for free

Yeah, time will be gone
And time will free our soul..

8. Underground

9. You Showed Me How 2 Lv

10. Good 2B Alive

It’s took so long for me now to get here from the childhood dream
I never thought I touch the glass without it kill me inside
so here I am finally every one got something said to me
how living, how love in, how a breed but
I am freeeee

Had a long, had a fly. had a new early age begin to fly
I never round big races against damn inside
so here I am finally every one got something said to me
how living, how love in, how a breed but
I am free .

I wanna feel the love from God
and live it thanks of this
I don’t care what it takes
I wanna se the morning rise
and feel the health from the sun
I wanna be, wanna be, wanna be

It’s took so long for me now to get here from the childhood dream
I never thought I touch the glass without it kill me inside
And never want steal let them see it the tears
ahead of every step of life
I’m stick it like a men with dignity

I wanna feel the love from God
and live it thanks of this
I don’t care what it takes
I wanna se the morning rise
and feel the health from the sun
I…I…I…I… ooooh

I want more, I want more, I want more
Baby I want more
Yeaahh I want more
I don’t care what it takes
I wanna se the morning rise
and feel the health from the sun
Ohhhhh…

11. G2BA (Acoustic version)

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