Everything Is Alright

Album: Commit This to Memory (2005)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a guy with some sort of mental problem (it seems like ADHD) who just wants to be himself, so he stops taking his medication ("I'm through with these pills that make me sit still"). His friends and family keep asking him "Is Everything alright. Please tell me that you're alright" and even though he says "Everthing is alright" they don't believe him because of his problems. >>
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    Randi - Culpeper, VA

Comments: 4

  • AnonymousAs someone with OCD, ADHD, and anxiety, there are many overlaps. This song is so relatable to all who live on the lines of these and other disorders.
  • AnonymousThis song is def about OCD not adhd. Obsessively checking things like the stove or tires is a pretty common symptom of it
  • Becca from Boston, MaThis song got me through most of my anxiety when it got really bad. It still does to this day.
  • Alana from Decatur, MiIt is more likely that they are referring to OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) than ADHD. Note the lyrics "I'm sick of the things I do when I'm nervous like cleaning the oven or checking my tires, or counting the number of tiles on the ceiling." Those behaviors are more typical of OCD.
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