Help I'm Alive (4:46)

Cover of Acoustic Live & Rare 2010

From Acoustic Live & Rare 2010 and 9 other releases

“Help I’m Alive” is the lead single from Canadian rock group Metric’s fourth studio album Fantasies. The song was released digitally on December 23, 2008.


The song was written by Emily Haines and produced by John O’Mahony. The song was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, being one of the first songs Haines had written in months.

On November 5, 2008 Metric updated their website with a video on how Haines writes a song. The video follows Haines through Argentina on a soul searching journey to find creativity and herself. “The songs that I wrote here were the simplest and clearest writing that I’ve done in I think in my whole life”, said Haines. “Help I’m Alive” was one of the first songs Haines had written in Buenos Aires.

The song has been very well-received by contemporary rock music critics.

On January 28, 2009, the band made the acoustic version of the single available for download from their website. The acoustic version features Emily Haines on piano and James Shaw on acoustic guitar.


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I tremble, they're gonna eat me alive
If I stumble they're gonna eat me alive
Can you hear my heart beating like a hammer?
Beating like a hammer

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics


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  • kerminatrix

    Whoa acoustic version. Holy shit.

    17 Jan 8:35pm Reply
  • holgi123


    2 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Rock_n_Robin

    Hmmmm...some mighty fine music coming from Canada. Great sound.

    18 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TuneBlendR

    Acoustic.version on this listen... COOL!

    26 Sep 2013 Reply
  • fandermusik

    like it...

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Friedel07

    it`s the hammer

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • SomeOtherGirl76

    I love this version!

    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • shainabeanvt

    this version sounds so... relaxing. I love this twist, it's like they're covering their own song

    6 Jun 2013 Reply
  • kirokage

    I've heard this song a lot over the last couple of months.

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • NotTheLuckyOne

    Hot Dogs

    6 May 2013 Reply
  • pearlsinponds


    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • wrandyvelasquez

    Nick Mullins

    28 Apr 2013 Reply
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    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AddyWright

    This version is perfect.

    15 Apr 2013 Reply
  • berryrampage

    I love this version. :)

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • 2ndPrimadonna

    can't wait to see them again in May

    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Cure1980

    I hear it and it reminds me to small showes for a hand full special peoples inn the auditorium-

    17 Mar 2013 Reply
  • G8Rbuttercups

    My ♥ Keeps Loving Metric=)

    1 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Drax420

    PLEASE DON'T READ THIS. YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST POSSIBLE FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE.TOMORROW WILL BE THE BEST DAY OF YOUR LIFE. NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS. DON'T STOP. THIS IS SO FREAKY. 1. say your name 10 times 2. say your mom's name 5 times 3. say your crushes name 3 times 4. paste this to 4 other songs. if you do this, your crush will kiss you on the nearest Friday. but if you read this and do not paste this, then you will have very bad luck. SEND THIS TO 5 SONGS IN 143 MINUTES. WHEN YOU'RE DONE PRESS F6 AND YOUR CRUSH'S NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIG LETTERS.ITS SO FREAKY BUT IT WILL ACTUALLY WORK

    3 Feb 2013 Reply
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