"Is It Alright" as written by and Jeff Lynne....
Dear Jo:
I don't know where to begin so I'll just hello
Dear Jo:
Is it so much better now you're on your own?
(Is it alright?) you never believed in yourself
(Is it alright?) but now that you're free, does it help?

Is it alright?
Now that you've got what you want?
And is it alright?
Now that you're back where you belong?

Dear Jo:
Are you living it up every place you go?
Dear Jo:
If you're having a hard time it sure don't show
(Is it alright?) you couldn't hold on in your mind.
(Is it alright?) now is it okay, is it fine?

Is it alright?
Now that you've got what you want?
And is it alright?
Now that you're back where you belong?

Dear Jo:
Can you believe that it's been so long?
Dear Jo:
Just thought I'd write and let you know
(Is it alright?) you never believed in yourself
(Is it alright?) but now that you're free, does it help?

Is it alright?
Now that you've got what you want?
And is it alright?
Now that you're back where you belong?

Is it alright?
Is it alright with you?
Is it alright?
Is it alright with you?

Is it alright?
Now that you've got what you want?
And is it alright?
Now that you're back where you belong?

Is it alright?
Now that you've got what you want?
And is it alright?
Now that you're back where you belong?


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"Is It Alright" as written by Jeff Lynne

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    General CommentThis song will always remind me of Joann, a girl I knew in college. We were "just friends," and, although I offered to be more than that to her, she seemed to far prefer the guys who treated her like crud. When I hear this song, I wonder where she ended up, and if she ever found a guy that really made her happy.
    Kenobi65on July 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis one didn't make the best-of's, and that seems about right, since when you read those lyrics...yeah, not one of Lynne's best. There aren't exactly enough words there to elevate it from pedestrian bitterness to profundity.

    Stlll, toss the killer synth hooks against that, and it's at least a little bit of a tough call.
    raffishtenant2on July 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentELO is brilliant. Just watched Nymphomaniac Vol. 1 and definitely adding this to my playlist of the movie, even though the beats and rhythm seem a bit anachronistic/unsuitable to the film and its moods. Hoping it'll work in an ironic sense.
    paedophageplaygroundon March 17, 2014   Link

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