Only Alive

by The Doodads & Don'ts

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The Doodads & Don'ts cover the Jars of Clay song "Only Alive" off their 2003 album Who We Are Instead.


I'm a fair weather friend
And a colorless view but I'm willing to make a deal
If you think you can make some faith here inside
I'll drive off and marry you

I'm only alive with you
I can't get by and I won't get through
So put me in the river and let me say I do
I'm only alive with you

You're a sight for sore eyes and a newborn cry
In a year where there are so few
If you throw me a line, I'll show you in time
I'm falling in love with you

Though my heart has been torn by loves I have worn
And I'm tempted by them ever still
I tremble inside when you walk in the room
You hold my affections at will


released June 15, 2016
Written by Jars of Clay (
Performed by The Doodads & Don'ts
Recorded at Studio 101A by Tom Holmes (


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The Doodads & Don'ts Milford, New Hampshire

The Doodads & Don'ts is a folk band from Milford, NH. The Doodads are known for their powerful harmonies, thoughtful lyrics and lighthearted stage presence to balance it out. As a loosely defined collection of musicians lead by James Delay and Derek Fimbel, The Doodads & Don'ts could be described as a group of friends who enjoy, among other things, playing music together. ... more

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