I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive is the 14th studio album by alternative country singer Steve Earle, released in 2011, produced by T-Bone Burnett. All of the songs are written by Earle, with the exception of the title track, which was only included as part of the album download.
Four of the songs were originally written for other projects. "This City", was originally written for the David Simon show Treme and appears on its soundtrack. It was nominated for a Grammy in 2011 for "Best Song Written For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media". "Lonely are the Free" was written and recorded for the 2010 Tim Blake Nelson film Leaves of Grass, in which Earle had a small part. This earlier version was played over the closing credits and appeared on the film soundtrack. Earle originally wrote the tracks "God is God" and "I am a Wanderer" for Joan Baez'sDay After Tomorrow album.