"All Right" as written by and Dinning/guss/phillips/nichols....
Losing my aim losing time
And after
Ten in the morning I find
It matters
But it's all right this time

Pulls from the tether to rise
And shatters
Caught in the wind far and wide
It scatters

If I hear the call
Of the lorelei
No I will not fall
It's all right this time

Never patterns
But for the loss of things
Gaining
Catching up with me
And these ladders
Rising and endlessly
Leading nowhere I can see

If I hear them cry
That it's killing time
No I will not fight
It's all right this time


Lyrics submitted by rabidpenguin

"All Right" as written by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, THE ADMINISTRATION MP, INC.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

All Right song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a very ethereal song, very moving and sad. a lot of thier rare songs have this feel.

    i think this song came from him feeling very alone and like he had done nothing with his life - like things never work out right. a very sad feeling.

    so many great and meaningful songs and no one has talked about them!! please respond. toad is amazing
    Davkay20on June 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorite Toad songs. This song got me through most of my depressions because there was someone else in life that knew what I was going through. =)
    DarthMilonon July 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorites as well...lyrically this song is awesome, sometimes i read it just as poem...the reference to lorelei really fits, this song is definitely about depression, possibly contemplating suicide....but my favorite lines have to be

    Catching up with me
    And these ladders
    Rising and endlessly
    Leading
    Nowhere I can see
    mantoothon June 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWritten and sung by Todd Nichols (the lead guitarist), this song is possibly his reaction to Toad's success with the Fear album. Referencing to climbing a ladder that leads nowhere...the call of the lorelei (who seem enticing but are in reality out for blood)...

    I don't know. Honestly, this is the first time I thought it might be about that, and "All Right" is my favorite Toad song! I usually listened to it when I was feeling down, and it always encapsulated those darkest of emotions.
    TooLongAwakeon November 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPulls from the tether to rise
    And shatters
    Caught in the wind far and wide
    It scatters

    honestly, the first thing pops into my head is someone doing gun practice, like on a range.


    If I hear them cry
    That it's killing time
    No I will not fight
    It's all right this time

    usually at the end, if lyrics are a bit hazy they pull it together in a few lines for some clarification. maybe this song is about a soldier not wanting to fight. kind of weak evidence, but it fits i suppose.
    mantoothon January 31, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about depression, and this time its all right because he isn't allowing himself to be led down that road again. The Lorelei calls are being ignored.
    Teabeardon February 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI know Todd Nichols sings the vocals on this song but I get the impression the lyrics are mostly Glen Phillip's. I know Glen has battled with depression in the past and the lyric style seems to be his.

    I've listened to Lapdog songs (Todd, Dean, and Randy) and Todd's lyric style seem to be more literal than Glen's abstract form of writing.

    I agree with what was mentioned above about the meaning being about sudden success and not being able to deal with all that comes with it. Either way, this song is absolutely beautiful for the lyrics and Todd's delivery on his vocals. He sounds amazing and definitely adds to that melancholy tone.

    Toad is one of my all-time favorite bands if not, THE all-time favorite band for me. I'm so glad they are back together.
    lildee293on September 19, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain