Seems I got to have a change of scene
Every night I have the strangest dreams
Imprisoned by the way it could have been
Left here on my own or so it seems
I got to leave before I start to scream
'Cause someone locked the door and took the key

You feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
Yes, you feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' that good myself

Boy you sure took me for one big ride
And even now I sit and I wonder why
That when I think of you I start myself to cry out
I just can't waste my time, I must keep dry
Gotta stop believin' in all your lies
'Cause there's too much to do before I die, hey

You feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good myself
You feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' too good, little girl

Don't get too lost in all I say
Yeah by the time I really felt that way
But that was then, and now you know it's today
I can't get off, I guess I'm here to stay
'Til someone comes along and takes my place, yeah
With a different name, oh, and a different face

You feelin' alright?
I'm not feelin' that good myself
You feelin' alright?
Hey, not feeling that good myself
Woah, not feelin' alright
Yeah, not feelin' that good myself
Oh, woah, I'm not, well I'm not feelin' good myself
You can turn away, feelin' alright I'm not feeling too good myself

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Feelin Alright Lyrics as written by Dave Mason

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    General Comment
    WHY hasn't ANYONE commented on this song? Geeze.. I have no faith in our generation. This is such a great song.. I love it. A fucking classic, if I do say so myself.
    x_nikole_xon March 31, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    he may not write his own songs, but his covers (typically) are much better than the originals. this song; case in point.
    cheeseburgerson September 10, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    This song just speaks loudly! Really reading the words and you almost get a whole other picture for the beat. Gotta love songs like these!
    neoisgod9on March 29, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation
    it´s clearly about a breakup. Another relationship gone wrong. The words describe desperation and a feeling of being a prisioner in a relationship. but suddenly the desperation turns arround; why??? Well, 2 aspects: 1) The positive: "don´t get to lost in all I say Yeah by the time I really felt that way But that was then, and now you know it's today These 3 verses makes us believe that Love is a work in progress thing, an ever evolving and changing "thing" You can be desperate but if there is a drop of love and there is committment to work things arround it is possible to build up almost any relationship. 2) The dark side I can't get off, I guess I'm here to stay 'Til someone comes along and takes my place, yeah With a different name, oh, and a different face This is the Complacency side of Love. I stay because I can´t get off... I guess I´m here to stay.
    Monkeydudeon September 21, 2021   Link
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    General Comment
    Can he write his own hits?
    JosephWolfon January 02, 2006   Link

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