I'll Be Alright Without You

Album: Raised on Radio (1986)
Charted: 14

Songfacts®:

  • Released as the fourth US single from Raised on Radio Journey keyboard player Jonathan Cain admitted the song was born out of his and lead singer Steve Perry's ongoing personal traumas. Perry had split up with his longtime girlfriend and Cain was going through a divorce.

Comments: 3

  • Markantney from BiloxeAug 2015,

    Ditto Jamie and I'd include "Too Late" by Journey.
  • Jamie from Huntsville, Alone of JOURNEYS best!!! It wasnt as popular as some of their other songs but it should have been!!
  • Paul from Albany, NyThis is a great song / lyrics, although a little sad. My favorite line, that I tell my wife all the time , " . . . these things I do . . . it's all because of you . . . "
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