OK, It's Alright With Me

Album: Sounds Like This (2008)
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  • This bouncy song is about letting life play out, and not getting too worked up in the process. Hutchinson put out an independent album in 2003 which contained an early version of his song "Rock and Roll." This got the attention of Maverick Records, the label co-founded by Madonna that issued Alanis Morissette's material. They signed him in 2005, but the label fell into disrepair, leaving Eric in the lurch.

    "I was back living at home with my parents and trying to decide if I wanted to do music anymore," he said in a Songfacts interview. "I was trying to find some presence and to allow the process to be the process. It was me trying to cheer myself up and say, 'Look, whatever's gonna happen's gonna happen, and it'll work out.'"
  • A girl named Bernadette shows up in the pre-chorus:

    When Bernadette comes I get lost on her time

    "Bernadette was a former girlfriend I had at the time," Hutchinson told Songfacts. "I had a couple of songs about her on Sounds Like This. From time to time I get people at the shows who yell at me and say, 'Hey, my name's Bernadette!' So we've got to put the song out to them that night."


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