"Everything Is Alright" as written by and Joshua Cain Justin Pierre....
Tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.
Please tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.

Give me a reason to end this discussion,
To break with tradition, to fall and divide.
Because I hate the ocean, theme parks and airplanes,
Talking with strangers, waiting in line..
I'm through with these pills that make me sit still.
"Are you feeling fine?"
Yes, I'm feeling fine.

Tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.
Please tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.

I'm sick of the things I do when I'm nervous
Like cleaning the oven or checking my tires
Or counting the number of tiles in the ceiling..
Head for the hills, the kitchen's on fire!

I used to rely on self-medication,
I guess I still do that from time to time.
But I'm getting better at fighting the future,
"Someday you'll be fine.."
Yes, I'll be just fine.

Tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.
Please tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.

Give me a reason to end this discussion
To break with tradition, to fall and divide,
So let's not get carried away
With the process of healing relations
I don't want to waste your time.

Tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.
Please tell me that you're alright,
That everything is alright.

Everything's fine.


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"Everything Is Alright" as written by Joshua Cain Jesse Johnson

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  • +4
    General CommentI always thought this song was about anxiety or depression. I think it can be related to a number of different thinks, but I think it's mostly about anxiety because of these lines:
    "I'm through with these pills that make me sit still" and "I'm sick of the things I do when I'm nervous " and he's basically saying in the song that he's fine now. :)

    Really catchy song. I love it.
    fivergirlon August 19, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'm going to have to agree with a previous poster who said that this song is about anxiety and/or depression. I suffer from GAD (general anxiety disorder) myself and I can tell you that I relate to this song quite well.

    The lines: "I'm sick of the things I do when I'm nervous Like cleaning the oven or checking my tires
    Or counting the number of tiles in the ceiling
    Head for the hills, the kitchen's on fire!"

    That is basically the OCD aspect of anxiety kicking in. He feels like he has to check his tires, and clean the oven because it is a nervous habit that often is associated with OCD. The "head for the hills the kitchen's on fire" is essentially a thought of what anxiety is all about, irrational fears that take over that we cannot control.

    "'Cause I hate the ocean, theme parks and airplanes,
    Talking with strangers, waiting in line
    I'm through with these pills that make me sit still
    Are you feeling fine?
    Yes, I feel just fine. "

    Theme parks, oceans, and airplanes are common fears with people, but talking with strangers and waiting in line as often associated with social anxiety, where one suffers and has attacks in social situations, where they feel like they just cannot sit still, like the world is collapsing in on them.

    "Give me a reason (I don't believe a word)
    To end this discussion (of anything I've heard)
    To break with tradition (You tell me that it's not so hard)
    To fool and rely (It's all so hard)
    So let’s not get carried, (away with it)
    Away with the process of healing relations
    I don't want to waste your time"

    I essentially think this is a conversation between him, and quite possible a therapist or friend who doesn't completely understand his condition. He wants to get out of the conversation as quickly as possible because what he is being told, he completely doesn't believe and he becomes uncomfortable. The breaking of tradition I believe is that people with problems of anxiety and depression traditionally talk to people about their problems, and he is hoping he can just be that person to break the habit of having to vent his feelings, and just get on with his life, and tell himself that he is fine. He feels as if the person trying to help can never understand or help, and that it's a lot harder to get the thoughts out of his head than these people think it to be.

    Well that's my take on it from reading the lyrics and actual experience with the symptoms and problems associated with anxiety/depression.
    Bookcaseon October 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGEEEZ I have to correct EVERYTHING:

    "Give me a reason (I dont beleive a word.)
    To end this discussion (Of anything I've heard.)
    To break with tradition (They tell me that it's not so hard.)
    To FOLD and DIVIDE (It's not so hard.)
    Let's not get carried (Away with everything.)
    Away with the process (FROM HERE TO IN-BETWEEN.)
    Of elimination
    the long goodbye. I don't want to waste your time.

    Alright. Hi, everything's great. Hey, everything's fine."

    Skraight from the cd jacket bitches.
    jinx_me6on November 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd idiots that try to put things like OCD, depression, GAD, psychosis, bipolar disorder, drug abuse, ADD/ADHD and all kinds of other stuff into one comment like it's about all of them because they feel the need to be right about it, go away. Don't lump disorders together like that. They have different names, different symptoms, different everything. No one cares if you have any of these disorders, at least not on a website. Christ.
    sunshine120on June 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, the first to post, what a quality song, i feel so special, a funny feeling inside, yummy
    thephrasethatpayson March 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the new MCS album...sooo gooood.
    Musashidenon April 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song...
    "I'm sick of the things I do when I'm nervous
    Like cleaning the oven or checking my tires
    Or counting the number of tiles in the ceiling
    Head for the hills, the kitchen's on fire!"
    are such a great few lines!
    everything_is_jakeon May 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat part gets stuck in your head so easily. i was singing it for a whole day!
    catcrazygirl2002on July 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with catcrazygirl2002! i alwyas have the chorus and that part stuck in my head! AWESOME song!!
    imgunnin4uon July 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm through with these pills that make me sit still

    I used to rely on self-medication
    I guess I still do that from time to time
    But I'm getting better at fighting the future

    i think this song is about over coming a problem with drugs. He talks abut pills and "being alright" now constantly
    KNEEKNEEon August 07, 2005   Link

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