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​He's Alright

This song is by Colin Buchanan and appears on the album Hard Times (1992).

It was a casual question on a casual night;
How is the Old Man, how is the farm?
It was a badly disguised lump in the throat,
And a far away look in her eyes.

He's all right if all right means he's barely been sober,
For over a week.
He's all right if all right means that he comes and he goes,
Just as he pleases, he's all right if you know what I mean.

And she wished she could tell them just a piece of the truth,
The holes in the fences, the burrs in the fields.
And she wished she could say that she was feeling betrayed,
Without betraying the man that she loved.

He's all right if all right means he's barely been sober,
For over a week.
He's all right if all right means that he comes and he goes,
Just as he pleases, he's all right if you know what I mean.

It was a hope for the future growing empty and cold,
Two many bad years, too many debts.
It was a hope that had taken nearly all that they had,
And left them with nowhere to turn.

He's all right if all right means he's barely been sober,
For over a week.
He's all right if all right means that he comes and he goes,
Just as he pleases, he's all right if you know what I mean.
He's all right if you know what I mean.
He's all right if you know what I mean.
He's all right if you know what I mean.