Almost Alive

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After his first few albums, Jav Rivera established his unique blend of psychedelia and folk-rock. Like fusing José González with Pink Floyd, Jav combines heartfelt folk with experimental production.

His 2013 album Almost Alive maintains the ethereal sound of which Jav Rivera has made his reputation, as well as further exploration of a song’s structure and emotional heart. The album’s themes focus on death, seclusion, depression, and a reevaluation of life.

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Type: Album
Album Credits:
Written and produced by Jav Rivera
Recorded and mixed by Jacob Singer at 2nd Floor Basement
Mastered by Jeff Root at The Root Cellar
Artwork "Red Bird" by Pamela Callahan
Design by JCR
Record Label: 2nd Floor Basement
Release Date: November 12, 2013
© Copyright 2013

Similar Artists: José González, Junip, Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, Supertramp, The Beatles, Coldplay, Neil Finn, Trashcan Sinatras,
Freedy Johnston, Suzanne Vega, and Sufjan Stevens



Lyrics:

01. Evol
02. Before
03. Nevermind My Mind
04. Thoughts I Fight
05. Unafraid
06. The Missing Pulse
07. Convenient Love
08. Love Tune
09. When I Wake
10. Noncitizen
11. Singular
12. Anymore


01. Evol
(instrumental)



02. Before

I wish I could feel your face
I wish I could steal you away
I wish we could meet today

I try to go up
When I can't be down
I wish you knew me before I got all f--ked

I wish I could leave this place
I wish I could find a way
I wish we could meet today

I try to get by
When I lose control
I wish you knew me before I got all f--ked

I wish you knew me before I got all f--ked



03. Nevermind My Mind

Don’t say I’m kind
Don’t come inside
Don’t wait in line
Nevermind my mind

Don’t shine a light
Don’t put aside
Don’t wait for signs
Nevermind your mind

Don’t say I might
Don’t feel obliged
Don’t wait to find
Nevermind my mind



04. Thoughts I Fight

I don't want to lose my chance
To make you understand my mind

The words I write
The thoughts I fight
The dreams I strive

I don't want to lose my chance
To find another place to hide



05. Unafraid

I've not the answer
I've not the answer
I've not the answer
I'm not out to hurt anyone

I'm just a trial
I'm just a trial
I'm just a child
Unafraid of mistakes

Made to learn my way



06. The Missing Pulse

I'm too weak to be warm
I miss the body next to me
I miss the pulse in her
If I don't have a home
Then I'd rather be cold

I'm too sad to be half
I miss the life inside of her
I miss the father in me
If I don't have a child
Then I'd rather be cold



07. Convenient Love

Don't you want someone to hold?
Don't you want someone normal?
Don't you want convenience?
Don't you want someone hopeful?
Don't you want someone to mold?



08.  Love Tune

Love, I love you
And I know
You don’t know love

Love, I dream of you
And I know
You don’t sleep with me

Love, I wait for you
And I know
You don’t stop for me

Love, I love you
And I know
You don’t know love



09. When I Wake

I hope when I wake I'll be in a dream
I hope when I wake I'll be asleep
And I hope
And I hope
And I hope

I hope when I die I'll be in a calm
I hope when I die I'll be unalarmed
And I hope
And I hope
And I hope

Because I'm almost alive
And I'm dead inside
So I hope
And I hope
And I hope




10.  Noncitizen

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do
To keep you in the room
So when you coming back?

I’m waiting and all alone
And laws be damned
So when you coming back?

There’s no one I wouldn’t face
To keep you in the States
So when you coming back?



11. Singular

There's no one to join me
When I walk around

There's no one to hold me
When I fall apart

Like I don't fit in
Like I don't fit in
Like I don't fit in

There's no one to find me
When I hide inside



12.  Anymore

There's no way you could know
That I don't know why
It's just that way
That I can't wait
Anymore

There's no day you could hold
And hide in your mind
It's just a day
That I can't save
Anymore

There's no way you could know
That I don't want life
It's just a waste
That I can't face
Anymore