"O.K." as written by Joseph W. Daniels and David Scott Lucas....
Drawing a collective breath
I could cry myself to death
And wash this all away
In a flash you were gone
Leaving me a couple of songs
That I listen to everyday
And I don't even care
That you were so unfair
I worshiped one time at your feet
Save up our tears
Catalog all our fears
Give into the stretching years
Your words hit me just last night
When I saw it with the after sight
What was on your mind
Too late to ever change
Things go a little bit strange
You were too far behind
And the reasons I have to live
Are the reasons that you would give
To throw it all away
Save and freeze up our tears
Catalog all our fears
Give into the stretching years
But that's OK
And I can't understand
Why you folded with a winning hand
And decided to throw the bet
I just can't believe you'd leave
With an ace sticking up your sleeve
You could have paid off your debts
And I don't even care
That you were so unfair
I worshiped one time at your feet
Never heard what was said
All nerve ends are dead
Tinitus ringing in my head
Save and freeze up our tears
Catalog all our fears
Give into the stretching years
Drown in my tears
Succumb to my fears
Give into the stretching years
But that's O.K.
I'm not O.K.
But that's O.K.


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"O.K." as written by Joseph Daniles David Scott Lucas

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    General CommentLike TusseyTheTerrible this song reminds me of Kurt Cobain. I think CrysC is probably right about the song's meaning, but every time I hear it I think of Cobain.
    Zero_The_Heroon November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about someone (probably a musician) who killed him or herself and how the singer is dealing with it.
    ShiverForMeon December 04, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat happened to my comment? it dissapeared. so i'll say it again. i think this song's about someone who commited suicide. probably a musician, hence the line "leaving me a couple of songs that i listen to everyday"
    ShiverForMeon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think sometimes in a relationship you can end up glossing things over, so you sometimes don't even notice anything's wrong ("I don't even care / that you were so unfair / I worshipped one time at your feet / never heard what was said"). When this happens, the end can come as a total shock ("in a flash you were gone") and then afterward you can realize what was really going on ("your words hit me just last night / when I saw it with the aftersight"). Even though it hurts ("Drown in my tears, succumb to my fears"), you have to move on ("I'm not O.K., but that's O.K.").
    ArtieSevenon March 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI would have to agree that it is about the death of a musician, and the person is just now noticing the signs of sorrow he/she left in their music. Kind of reminds me of Kurt Cobain, you wouldn't have noticed it at the time, but now when you listen to his songs you can hear the sorrow, and all of the gun references are eerie.
    TusseyTheTerribleon July 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentArtieSeven I would think is correct because I can relate this song to relationship problems that many people face.
    apu318on June 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think its honestly about being left, im not sure if its talking about being left as in the person died, or as in he got dumped? but it deffinetly is saying that he is becoming apathetic to his current situation.
    ArdentInfidelon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI love the lines:

    And the reasons I have to live
    Are the reasons that you would give
    to throw it all away
    Save and freeze up our tears
    Catalogue all our fears
    Give into the stretching years
    But that's OK


    I know so many people who have had so many oppertunities to better themselves, but they just sit around and let the oppertunities pass them by because they sit there and try to convince everyone around them that they are content with where they are right then at that time, even though they bitch and complain about everything and everyone around them 24/7. It's just such a pathetic way of living... and those lines really hit home when I think about them.

    I don't necessarly think that it is about someone who died, even though it could be. I think it is about someone that the songwriter knew or had a connection with who left him to persue something better in some larger then life sort of way and now the writer wishes he would have done the same. All throughout the song he is trying to convince himself it is O.K., but at the end he finally admits that it is not OK, but that is where he is at.
    osubuckeye4on August 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI disagree with those who think it's a muscian dying, just because the the "couple of songs" lines. You know when a couple has their song, or songs that hold memories for moments together? That's what I think it means.
    CrysCon September 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI figured it was "a couple songs" because he wrote them about his relationship.
    wassonon February 20, 2007   Link

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