It was out on the highway.
It was warmer than blood.
It was spaces and basements.
Faces brimming with love.
It was nightfall to daybreak.
Finding a new way
It was falling asleep at the wheel while awake.
It was wasting away; delay the promise of heartache,
It was tracing the chest to the arm to the hand
That’s been wielding a knife and trying
To cut our dreams in pieces but we’ll be fine.

I feel alright, tonight.
Yeah, I feel alright tonight.

I feel (I feel alright) 4X

It was fear of foreclosure, stock in General Motors,
It was boarding up buildings, burnt; the tortured and war-torn.
It was unpaid rent checks and
All the hope left,
The hearts that still beat through the bones in our chests.

I feel alright, tonight.
I guess I feel alright tonight.

I feel like letting go (I feel)
I feel like letting go (Alright)
I feel like letting go (Tonight)
I feel like letting go, yeah.

I feel like giving in (I feel)
I feel like giving in (Alright)
I feel like giving in (Tonight)
I feel like giving in, yeah.

There’s a chorus of voices below you,
There’s a prayer of hope composed in song,
In a basement with the lights turned low and
There’s room to sing along, so sing along.

And I feel alright, tonight.
Yeah, I feel alright tonight.

I feel (I feel alright) 4X


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Eleven song meanings
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    General CommentPretty much about going to house shows and being family with people who love the same music you do.
    Timbo777on February 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI don't think the same thing. I think this song represents the downfall of our economic situation. The fact that every person seems to be struggling but there isn't anything we can do but keep doing. It's easy to give up, when your house is gone, when you can't make ends meet, when you're just wanting to give up. People feel trapped and like they're running from a demon that can run just barely faster than you can.

    Peoples dreams have been put under the rug to pay the god damn rent and still somehow moving on to live your life.

    "It was falling asleep at the wheel while awake.
    It was wasting away; delay the promise of heartache,
    It was tracing the chest to the arm to the hand
    That's been wielding a knife and trying
    To cut our dreams in pieces but we'll be fine"

    deftonesgirlon August 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about the economic downfall of Detroit. Simple as that. The band is from Grand Rapids and saw first hand what affect the economy had on Detroit. Detroit was hit harder (IMO) than any other city was solely on the fact that they were already hurting before the crash. People wanting to give up and just end their suffering but not being able to because of those around them.
    Naruleon July 12, 2012   Link

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