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i do like the way alright builds towards the keep it for yourself conclusion at the end of the verses. it is a nice punctuation lyric

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I don't think Unthought Known is bad, but I do think this is better, which is the point I was making


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also, it wasn't so much clunky lyrics I was comparing, as a certain type of meditative song


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okay, I see that reading back. I thought that was part of your 'better than half of eddie's lyrics' point.

I prefer Alright to Unthought Known as well.

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:)

I don't think I need to rehash my thoughts on Ed clunkers; needless to say, Ed has more of them simply because he's written more songs - I just have no real feelings about the "worst" lines in this song either way, and I do about many newer Ed songs (maybe "half" was a bit strong!)


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PHATJ wrote:
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Even though this might be my least favorite song on Gigaton (it’s this or Buckle Up), I still fucking love it. :worthy:
Another track where Ed sounds phenomenal, and the transition this song makes is brilliant.


No track on the album gains as much from a full album listen as this one. Anytime I've sought it out on its own I haven't really liked it very much, but after the pummeling of "Quick Escape" it's a perfect exhale before the mind exercise of "Seven O'Clock."

*I see you said something similar upthread. Agreed. :thumbsup:

My sentiments exactly, KD.

Agree but also disagree. It works really well after Quick Escape, but it’s one of the better tracks on its own.


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listening to Alright, and it strikes me that it is a lot like an inverted pendulum-starting from a similar space but goes to healing and expansive spaces instead of the more enervating and claustrophobic places Pendulum does

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listening to Alright, and it strikes me that it is a lot like an inverted pendulum-starting from a similar space but goes to healing and expansive spaces instead of the more enervating and claustrophobic places Pendulum does

That's a good take. Alright does sound a lot more open and outward, even as the lyrics are going on about staying at home and shutting down.


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Anders wrote:
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listening to Alright, and it strikes me that it is a lot like an inverted pendulum-starting from a similar space but goes to healing and expansive spaces instead of the more enervating and claustrophobic places Pendulum does

That's a good take. Alright does sound a lot more open and outward, even as the lyrics are going on about staying at home and shutting down.


it's definitely a healing song, and I love that about it; it feels much more authentic to me than the "everyone stop being sad and get happy!!" attempts they've made; Jeff seems to understand that for some, it involves baby steps

edit: and the first step is simply to give yourself permission to heal, "it's alright" to drop the guilt and you do deserve your healing


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