"Am I Right?" as written by Andy Bell and Vince Clarke....
Wanderin' through the back roads
And the rain comes rushin' down
To resolve your love
For this man in his twenties

Am I right? Am I wrong? Or am I just dreaming?

Climbing up the backstairs
There's a chill wind in the air
I wrap up from the cold
Pull the blind in the window

Who was here? Was it you? Or am I just dreaming?

Look at all the lonely people
Walking miles around the town
I can see the old cathedral
But I have to play it down

Boats along the river
Setting up their sails
And life carries on as normal
Although you're not around

Waiting as the bus stop
Laughing off the rain
Shaking their umbrellas
'Till it starts again

Flowers in the water
Floating off downstream
Paper in the gutter
Blowing in the breeze

Am I right? Am I wrong? Or am I just dreaming?

Look at all the lonely people
Walking miles around the town
I can see the old cathedral
But I have to play it down

Boats along the river
Setting up their sails
And life carries on as normal
Although you're not around

Waiting as the bus stop
Laughing off the rain
Shaking their umbrellas
'Till it starts again

Flowers in the water
Floating off downstream
Paper in the gutter
Blowing in the breeze

Am I right? Am I wrong? Or am I just dreaming?

Wanderin' through the back roads
And the rain comes rushin' down
To resolve your love
For this man in his twenties

Am I right? Am I wrong? Or am I just dreaming?


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"Am I Right" as written by Vince Clarke Andy Bell

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    General CommentA beautifully reflective moment of the chorus album.
    Razormasticatoron April 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about someone who's lover is gone. Somethings in the song make me believe his lover has died, others make me believe the lover just left him.

    For instance, "rain comes rushing down to resolve your love for this man" seems to me sybolizes someone cryin from above letting them know they still love them.

    The "chill wind" in the air also goes with this. As if a ghostly figure is with the person still on earth. The who was here? or am I just dreaming part? Just goes to show someone is missing that he never expected back but now believes is around(somehow).

    The part about the cathedral adds to the fact that his lover is gone(either way) but it could also have a double meaning since gays aren't allowed to married, at least in the UK where Andy Bell is.

    I tend to believe his lover has died. The whole thing with the rain pretty much confirms that I think. Great song.
    Nailerkon November 05, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationI always interpreted this as about a love interest that somehow never developed into a relationship. Something happens, and now it never will. He wanders the city in his melancholy, noticing various things, reflecting. He thinks to himself:

    Am I right? (Did I really have a chance with this man).
    Am I wrong? (There's no way he would have been interested in me)
    Am I just dreaming? (Who am I kidding? It doesn't matter what he thought about me. My love for him was only in my head; I can never love anyone)

    The imagery reflects the bittersweet meloncholia of the situation. Things are dark, but not exactly negative. Life goes on. Maybe it's not really a loss, because it's the loss of a possibility, and an imagined possibility at that.

    Of course, this is just my interpretation, biased by my own personal experiences and situation at a time when I heard this song and finally understood how there actually were three distinct possibilities and that "just dreaming" wasn't redundant. It's quite possible I got it all wrong. Either way, though, wonderful song.
    voiceofheroldon February 09, 2012   Link

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