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Freudian Slip: Not All Right

A Song About Feeling Sad

Sadness is an emotion that we all feel.  I believe that music is such a powerful form of expression.  It allows us to identify with not only words in a song, but also the sound is heard as well.

"Not All Right" is the saddest song that I have ever written.  I remember writing it like it was yesterday.  My grandmother, who was a very special person to me, had just died and I felt terrible.  I picked up the guitar and a notepad, and an hour later felt so much better.

(This song and others are featured in the book and compact disc, Utilizing Music as a Coping Skill: Featuring the Music of Freudian Slip)

Not All Right

Lyrics and Music by Freudian Slip

Lyrics from excerpt:

If only someone would wake me from this dream

But when I wake up it's as real as it seemed

My greatest fantasy, an everlasting search

To find a world where I could not get hurt...

I'll just fall further down my hole...I'm not alright

I feel afraid...alone..cold and in the dark now...

I'm not alright

To be in endless torment I'm-I'm not alright

I feel that I'm the only one who sees my pain I'm not alright