"Alright" as written by and Roland Clark....
Tonight I lack the strength to even move
When you walked, now watch me die
But I know this is harder for you
For love has let you down

Yeah c'mon
I am not alone

And the road ahead is lined with broken dreams
So walk, yeah walk on by
And I failed to give you everything you need
For the fears, behind your eyes

When I can't feel you
I'm not alright, I'm not alright
When I can't feel you
I'm not alright, I'm not alright, I'm not alright
When I can't feel you

As Jesus as you throw me on the rocks
For love I left your side
'Cause I believed in love and beauty's wiles
Where Heaven shone from your eyes

Chained to your tree
I wanted you to say
I wanted you to say
I wanted to believe
Chained to your tree
I wanted you to say
I wanted you to say

Tell me that it wasn't all for naught
And it's such a waste now, it's such a waste now c'mon
'Cause I know your scared but baby don't you hide
And it's such a waste
You'll stand alone now, you'll make it somehow


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"Alright" as written by Chris Greenough William Keeley

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  • +3
    General CommentWell, I think otherwise...

    From my understanding, its about becoming a disappointment or a failure to someone who loves you.
    whether it's a spouse, a friend or a family member. Sometimes these people who mean so much to you & have build up this glorious shrine of you. They admire you and call you things like "the Golden Child". And they have all these expectations from you. & as you know, sometimes you cant live up to them. & its living with the burden that you've left these people down, you've hurt them, & sometimes, they trun their backs on you....


    IvannaScreamon July 14, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"Tonight i lack the strenght to even move, When you walked, Now watch me die" When you see the person you love walk out, it feels like all the strenght in your body is flushed away and you feel like you are going to die. " For I know this is hard fo you, For love has let you down" You understand what the other person is going through that its devastating for them as well. "The road ahead is lined with broken dreams, So walk, Walk on by, And I failed to give you everything you need, For the fears, Behind your eyes" You are breaking up for the simple reason that you are not the person they know you could be, because you were lacking, you see the fear in their eyes, watching you not be all that you can be, not being able to provide what they need. "Jesus as you throw me on the rocks, For love i left your side, For i believed in love and beauty's wiles, Where heaven shone from you eyes" Sometimes when you are deeply in love, you see the person as if they were something more than human, as if they were sent from heaven, when they leave you, you feel like GOD is casting you aside, taking away your happiness, your little piece of heaven. "Tell me that it wasn't all for naught, Its such a waste now, I know you're scared but baby dont you hide, It's such a waste, we'll stand alone now, you'll make it somehow" In the end you just want to know that the time spent together wasn't just a waste, but you know that its a waste of time to ask, there is an amazing sense of fear when you break up, but you know you have to face it, not hide from it and even though you are alone you know that you will get through it.

    In the chorus
    "When I can't feel you, I'm not alright, When I can't heal you, I'm not alright"

    When you remember that person, you become sad, because you can't feel them any longer, you know that even though it hurt you to break up, you cant heal the pain they suffered and it sucks

    My interpretation of this song is based solely on my life experience, I know that every person will have something different to say, this is what I feel the song is about
    cesarofspartaon October 07, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEasy, this is a song that is so heart felt and, well, purely emotional. It is about a man that truly loves the one he is with, but knows he can't give her the love and life she deserves (The road ahead is lined with broken dreams, So walk, walk on by). He wants her to be happy and can't provide that for her (For love I left your side). And this realization brings him so much pain, it makes him wish for death (Tonight I lack the strength to even move, When you walked, now watch me die). On top of this he knows without her he is nothing, but with her he feels just as bad, because he can't make here feel the way she deserves (When I can’t feel you, I’m not alright, I’m not alright, When I can’t heal you, I’m not alright, I’m not alright).
    I love this song, I am glad I saw the movie "Death Wish" and heard this song. In my life there has been nothing that has touched me like this, all I can say is "tears".
    Inqbus317on January 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry the movie was Death Sentence" not not Wish
    Inqbus317on February 25, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust a great song..his voice is so emotional. this song shows how our 'healthy' depends on our relationship with the one we love.
    kallion February 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is going to be huge.
    'The road ahead is lined with broken dreams'
    Amazing.
    Nevermeantawordon January 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song. this song has so much emotion behind it.
    "tonight i lack the strength to even move
    when you walked, now watch me die"
    he just got done telling her that its over. watching her walk away, knowing it broke her heart, hurt him so much he just felt like dying.
    beautiful song.
    kdkmusicon March 29, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG i cant believe more people havent commented on this song its awesome! i love it full of emotion.This song has reached me in a way like so many songs...it will be one i always remember!

    "Tonight I lack the strength to even move,
    When you walked, now watch me die"

    "cus I believed in love and beauty’s wiles, Where heaven shone from your eyes"
    Beckster90son October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful written words!
    Beckster90son October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFirst explanation posted here is what I agree with. What an emotional song and the instrumental explosion just knocks you off your feet.
    arenjonon May 22, 2009   Link

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