Everything Is Alright

Album: Commit This to Memory (2005)
  • Tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.
    Please tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.

    Give me a reason to end this discussion,
    To break with tradition, to fall and divide.
    Because I hate the ocean, theme parks and airplanes,
    Talking with strangers, waiting in line..
    I'm through with these pills that make me sit still.
    "Are you feeling fine?"
    Yes, I'm feeling fine.

    Tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.
    Please tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.

    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 in the ceiling..
    Head for the hills, the kitchen's on fire!

    I used to rely on self-medication,
    I guess I still do that from time to time.
    But I'm getting better at fighting the future,
    "Someday you'll be fine.."
    Yes, I'll be just fine.

    Tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.
    Please tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.

    Give me a reason to end this discussion
    To break with tradition, to fall and divide,
    So let's not get carried away
    With the process of healing relations
    I don't want to waste your time.

    Tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.
    Please tell me that you're alright,
    That everything is alright.

    Everything's fine. Writer/s: JESSE JOHNSON, JOSHUA CAIN, JUSTIN PIERRE, TONY THAXTON
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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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