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Be Alright Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I look up from the ground
To see your sad and teary eyes
You look away from me

And I see there's something you're trying to hide
And I reach for your hand but it's cold

You pull away again
And I wonder what's on your mind
And then you say to me you made a dumb mistake
You start to tremble and your voice begins to break
You say the cigarettes on the counter weren't your friend's
They were my mate's

And I feel the colour draining from my face

[Chorus]
And my friend said
"I know you love her, but it's over, mate
It doesn't matter, put the phone away
It's never easy to walk away, let her go
It'll be alright"


[Verse 2]
So I still look back at all the messages you'd sent
And I know it wasn't right, but it was fucking with my head

And everything deleted like the past, yeah, it was gone
And when I touched your face, I could tell you're moving on
But it's not the fact that you kissed him yesterday
It's the feeling of betrayal, that I just can't seem to shake

And everything I know tells me that I should walk away
But I just want to stay

[Chorus]
And my friend said
"I know you love her, but it's over, mate
It doesn't matter, put the phone away
It's never easy to walk away, let her go
It'll be okay

It's gonna hurt for a bit of time
So bottoms up, let's forget tonight
You'll find another and you'll be just fine
Let her go"

[Bridge]
But nothing heals the past like time
And they can't steal
The love you're born to find

But nothing heals the past like time
And they can't steal
The love you're born to find

[Chorus]
"I know you love her, but it's over, mate
It doesn't matter, put the phone away
It's never easy to walk away, let her go
It'll be okay

It's gonna hurt for a bit of time
So bottoms up, let's forget tonight
You'll find another and you'll be just fine
Let her go"

[Outro]
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright
It'll be alright

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About “Be Alright”

“Be Alright” is a deep and meaningful song about the hardships of a break-up. Completely destroyed, Dean goes to a friend for help who offers the very painful, but necessary advice to move on.

In an interview with The Music Dean explained the song was not literally about him:

For people worried about me because the song is so sad – trust me I’m OK. The song is actually about hope and knowing that in the end things will work out, surrounding yourself with good people

The track was released in June 2018 as the lead single from his forthcoming debut studio album, after the release of his debut EP Same Kind Of Different in 2017. A month later the music video surfaced. “Be Alright” reached number one and was certified double platinum in Australia, the home country of the singer.

On 7 September 2018 an acoustic version of the song was released.

  • What have the artists said about the song?

    I wrote it [“Be Alright”] about a bunch of relationships I’ve had and also some experiences my friends have had and told me about. I put together all these moments into a song. Although the best thing about it for me, is that it’s about hope and surrounding yourself with good people when you’re down.

    – Dean Lewis in a Instagram post.

  • What inspired this song?

    Dean Lewis:

    Well, it was actually inspired by a relationship. The center-point of the song was me saying a message on an ex-girlfriend’s phone and that kind of started the whole thing. It was me seeing a message on her phone from someone else. So, that sort of, kind of led the start of it. That started the song, which I’m thankful for. But I also combined lots of different things from different relationships that I’d had. And also friends would tell me things, and I’d overhear things happening to friends and my brothers and stuff like that, and I sort of combined all these sad moments into a song. And so people have been saying to me, like, “Are you okay? ‘cause it sounds really intense.” But it’s a lot of different things combined into one song.

  • How did the song come about?

    Dean Lewis:

    I was on the phone with my girlfriend at the time, maybe three years ago, and I used to do these characters. It’s really dumb, but I was like, on the bed, on the phone to her, and I was like pretending to be a rapper or something. And she said to me, “That sounds really good. You should record that.” So I hung up the phone, and then I recorded this voice memo. It was the initial melody of “Be Alright.” And then I went to bed, ‘cause it was late. And when I woke up, my phone over that night had fallen on the ground and smashed on the floor. And I was at this farm recording studio, and I couldn’t actually open my phone. It was completely broken, and I couldn’t go and get it fixed. But then I realized that the night before I emailed her the voice memo I’d recorded. Or like, a snippet of it. And so, I opened up the snippet and there was the start of “Be Alright” in there and then I went into the studio that day, and fleshed it out. So this is one of the songs that I found the melody first, and some of the ideas were there. And then it was more a gruff, like a crafting. And just keep chipping away at it until it sounded right.

  • Did you know the song would be a hit right away?

    Dean Lewis:

    I knew straight away it was a good songThe way that I tell is, because I’m very critical, like if I listen to something 10 times when the producer sends it in, and if I hear it and I play it on repeat, that’s usually a really good sign. ‘Cause most of the time I’ll hear it and be like, “I don’t know about that.” But I listened to this one a lot, and it was also I’d played at shows before it was released for a year, and people would come up to me afterwards, and be like, “I really like that song,” and they’d talk to me about seeing a message on their boyfriend or girlfriend’s phone or whatever, and that was really cool for me. And also really weird 'cause you’re having these really weird conversations that you usually wouldn’t have.

"Be Alright" Track Info