"All Alright" as written by and Nathaniel Joseph/dost Ruess....
Yeah it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright

Well I got the call soon as the day hit night
As soon as the headlights lit up the Westside
I stopped the car and came outside
Cause I know that tone
I remember the first time
We wished upon parallel lines
Waiting for a friend to call
And say they're still alive
I've given everyone I know
A good reason to go
I was surprised you stuck around
Long enough to figure out

That it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright

And now all my loves that come back to haunt me
My regrets and texts sent to taunt me
I never claimed to be more than a one-night stand
And now I've given everyone I know
A good reason to go
But I came back with the belief
That everyone I love is gonna leave me

And it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright

And I know, oh no,
You've fallen from the sun
Crashing through the clouds
I see you burning out
And I know, oh no,
That I put up a front
But maybe, just this once,
Let me keep this one

Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright
Yeah, it's all alright
I guess it's all alright
I got nothing left inside of my chest,
But it's all alright


Lyrics submitted by riddleout

"All Alright" as written by Jeff Bhasker Jake Dutton

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    My InterpretationI think its about being pushed out and hated by people you love, and thinkinf irs your fault, then someone finally decides to stay, but even they want to leave.

    "But maybe just this once,
    Oh let me keep this one."

    The wishing on parellel lines thing is for 11:11.

    The people who left made fun of him even though he loved them.

    "And now all my loves have come back to haunt me,
    My regrets and texts sent to taunt me."
    Saphira_Jewelon August 04, 2014   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI feel like this song is about a young war veteran or a soldier who has lost a lot of friends. "I know that tone, I remember the first time .. waiting for a friend to call and say they're still alive" means he's lost more than one important person in his life.

    At first he says that he's given everyone he knows a good reason to go, as in leave him, but was surprised that "you" stuck around - this is someone he loves, maybe a girlfriend or lover who sticks with him. I think this is the same person he refers to later when he says she fell from the sun. He puts up a front of happiness/being okay, but knows that his unhappiness affects her too ("I see you burning out")
    He also says that he never claimed to be more than a one night stand, so I think perhaps he was trying to push her away at one point, but she still stuck around.

    The second time he says "I've given everyone I know a good reason to go" he follows with "but I came back with the belief that everyone I love is gonna leave me." He's talking about a different kind of leaving, one where he comes back: he justifies/believes his reason for going to war, but in reality it has affected him deeply.

    ....this song kind of describes exactly my current relationship.
    mixxedtapeon May 25, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI remember the first time
    We wished upon parallel lines

    "Parallel lines" is a reference to the time 11:11. The numbers make four parallel lines, and it's a time at which many people make wishes.
    hubagrubenon August 22, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI remember the first time
    We wished upon parallel lines
    Waiting for a friend to call
    And say they're still alive

    Always strikes me as something about the Twin Towers, because the towers went down and phones couldn't get signal so they could call their loved ones.

    Though, reading through other interpretations, I think 11:11 is a much more appropriate explanation.
    tala446on October 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I've given everyone I know
    a good reason to go.
    But I came back with the belief
    that everyone I know is gonna leave me" ~ Hits me every time I hear it...
    nitramjron March 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe reference to parallel lines is most likely connected to the song "Dog Problems"

    "We are parallel lines
    We’re running in circles
    We're never meant to cross"
    Tri_Ton April 14, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think the first verse where he says "Well I got the call as soon as the day hit night..." is referring to a car accident, hence the "parallel lines" and "waiting for a friend to call and say they're still alive".
    cupcakes88on October 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI get a ''Existential Nihilism'' feeling whenever i listen to this. Gr8 song by the way. He's saying if it has a beginning, it has an end, no matter how good it feels today, how happy you are, there's an expiration date on it all. enjoy your relationships,happiness etc, cause one day it will all be a memory. he says and i quote (I came back with a belief, that everyone i love is going to leave me) whether it be due to death,breakups etc.. he has a carefree attitude towards relationships/life. he knows they come and go. but in the last verse he quotes (Let me keep this one) he meet someone whom he loves deeply, so he's begging life to please let this one (relationship) last. -Shaheem Carter.
    ShaheemCarteron August 09, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationMy interpretation is, it's about this couple, and the girl dumps him. So, he goes somewhere and tries t forget about it. But she comes back and wants him back. That's what I think.
    ajh2002on October 27, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about feeling like an asshole and regretting it.

    He doesn't like himself and he understands other people don't.

    One person came along and persisted and was great. But now they've left him.

    He says he's All Alright but has had his heart ripped out so it isn't ok at all.

    But he's trying his best to carry on.
    darkfrankhson January 16, 2014   Link

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