She knows that I'm not ready
When my nerves are steady
When my eyes are free of tears
Someday
She doesn't want to hurt me
It's OK
I'm Allright.

Splashing and dashing myself
A sad man
Trying to lift a hundred weight
If I can
When I say I'm available
She smiles
She doesn't want to hurt me
It's OK
I'm Allright.

I'm allright, I know
I'm allright, I know
can it be can it be will it be will it be
Allright.

She can see that I'm still angry
It's no good
I can see her during the day
That's good
I have to earn the night
At night
She doesn't want to see me
It's OK
I'm Allright.
I'm Allright, I am Allright, I'm Allright.

I'm allright, I know
I'm allright, I know
can it be can it be will it be will it be
Allright.


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    My InterpretationThe album 16 Lovers Lane is basically following the course of a relationship from beginning to end.

    'I'm Alright' to me seems to be about a period when a relationship has ended but for some reason (perhaps for friendship or because it's unavoidable) the two people keep seeing each other. The narrator is obviously sad and angry about the breakup and hasn't yet got over it, it is still a 'hundred weight'. Despite this, he keeps on telling himself (and maybe the person he has split from and others) that he is 'alright'.

    Most of the songs on the album are about Amanda Brown (her and Grant McLennan were in a relationship for many years). This song is perhaps reflecting Grant's position after the break-up because they are still in a band together ('I can see her during the day').
    srdavison August 01, 2013   Link

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