Being Alive
Album: Glee: The Music, The Complete Season Four
Released: December 3, 2012
By: Cast of Company
Sung by: Kurt Hummel
Place: NYADA's Round Room
Episode: Swan Song

Being Alive from Company is featured in Swan Song, the ninth episode of Season Four. It is sung by Kurt.

After Rachel's performance at the NYADA Winter Showcase, Kurt is approached by Carmen Tibideaux, who invites him to perform a song in front of the audience with the prospect of being accepted into NYADA. Kurt's confidence initially fails, until he gets a pep talk from Rachel. He introduces himself to the audience jokingly, saying he is auditioning for the role of a NYADA student. As the song begins to play, Brody and Rachel watch Kurt intensely. Kurt looks emotional and nervous as Brody and Rachel hold each other's hands. Both Rachel and Kurt have tears in their eyes.

Kurt finally closes his eyes as he lets out the long note at the end of the song, receiving a standing ovation, just like Rachel. We can see a tear slide down Kurt's face. At the end of the episode, it is revealed that Kurt was accepted into NYADA. 


Someone to hold you too close
Someone to hurt you too deep
Someone to sit in your chair
To ruin your sleep

Someone to need you too much
Someone to know you too well
Someone to pull you up short
To put you through hell

Someone you have to let in
Someone whose feelings you spare
Someone who, like it or not
Will want you to share
A little, a lot

Someone to crowd you with love
Someone to force you to care
Someone to make you come through
Who'll always be there
As frightened as you
Of being alive
Being alive
Being alive
Being alive

Somebody, hold me too close
Somebody, hurt me too deep
Somebody, sit in my chair
And ruin my sleep
And make me aware
Of being alive
Being alive

Somebody, need me too much
Somebody, know me too well
Somebody, pull me up short
And put me through hell
And give me support
For being alive
Make me alive
Make me alive
Make me confused
Mock me with praise
Let me be used
Vary my days
But alone is alone, not alive

Somebody, crowd me with love
Somebody, force me to care
Somebody, let me come through
I'll always be there
As frightened as you
To help us survive
Being alive
Being alive
Being alive


  • In Choke, the eighteenth episode of Season Three, Carmen states that Being Alive is, among others, the most common audition songs that she gets to hear, and that she is bored by it. Despite this, she accepts Kurt into NYADA when he auditions with this song.



Company - Being Alive08:15

Company - Being Alive

Glee - Being Alive Traducida Video02:52

Glee - Being Alive Traducida Video

Being Alive Glee HD FULL STUDIO04:26

Being Alive Glee HD FULL STUDIO

Glee - Being Alive - Acapella Version02:46

Glee - Being Alive - Acapella Version


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