Bury Me Alive (song)

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"Bury Me Alive"
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Single by We Are the Fallen
from the album Tear the World Down
ReleasedFebruary 2, 2010 (2010-02-02)
FormatDigital download
GenreGothic metal
Length4:46 (album version)
3:54 (radio edit)
LabelUniversal Republic
Songwriter(s)Carly Smithson, Ben Moody[1]
We Are the Fallen singles chronology
"Bury Me Alive"
"Tear the World Down"

"Bury Me Alive" is the first single from the rock group We Are the Fallen's debut album, Tear the World Down.[2]


It was released on February 2, 2010 exclusively online at digital media outlets. An alternate acoustic version of the song was also released on the same day via the band's official website for free with registration to their mailing list.[3]

A previous version of the track was released on June 22, 2009 as a free download exclusively to the first 100,000 people to register an email address on the band's official website.[4] However, due to the overwhelming number of requests for the free download, the band also decided to stream the song on their MySpace fanpage.[1]

Music video[edit]

Pallbearers in the "Bury Me Alive" music video.

The music video for "Bury Me Alive" was recorded in February 2010 with director Kyle Newman. His wife Jaime King was playing the part of the woman being buried. The video uses a funeral and burial as a metaphor in comparison to a relationship ending as a result of disillusionment. The video premiered March 25, 2010 on AOL's "Noisecreep" website.[5]


The song was used in the trailer for the season 1 finale of The Vampire Diaries.[6]

The song is also used in the season finale promo for MTV's The Hills.

Track listing[edit]

Digital download

  1. "Bury Me Alive" – 4:46


  1. ^ a b "We Are The Fallen 'Tear The World Down' album". Musicremedy. Retrieved March 21, 2010.
  2. ^ "We Are the Fallen's Debut Album 'Tear the World Down' In-Stores on May 11th". Marketwire. March 1, 2010. Retrieved March 1, 2010.
  3. ^ "Evanescence Offshoot We Are the Fallen Release First Song, Offer Free Acoustic Download". Iconoclast Entertainment Group. February 2, 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  4. ^ "Ex-Evanescence Band We Are the Fallen Debuts". BUZZMEDIA. June 22, 2009. Retrieved February 7, 2010.
  5. ^ Crawford, Allyson B. (March 25, 2010). "We Are the Fallen 'Bury Me Alive' Premiere". Noisecreep. Retrieved March 25, 2010.
  6. ^ "We Are The Fallen succeeds with strong debut album". Spokesman. June 23, 2010. Retrieved July 14, 2010.