It's All Right
Van Morrison Lyrics


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If it matters how you do it
And how you do it
It's your thing
If it matters which way you go
That's your way to go
And if you get it like that
That's the way you get it
'Cause you get it like that when you want to be that way
When you want to be that way
That's the way you want to be, see

Hey! It's all right
Hey! Ah, it's all right

Now that you try to do to me
Out there walkin' doesn't matter, baby
Ain't no question, no suggestion
Nothin' in my mind that can't be
Shut out when I want it to be
Nothin' in yours that can't be kept in
When you open it up and lose it
And nothin' you can't let out
If it's got to be let out, just let it out
And don't worry which way it goes

Hey! It's all right
Hey! Ah, it's all right

Now how can I tell you that I love you
How can I say so many words and so many syllables
In such a short space of time as this
Just turn it on and soak it in
And let it run off the walls
And let it down, keep it, and don't lose it
Or confuse it
It's just right there layin' open
Completely open for everybody to see
Yeah, you got it





Hey! It's all right
Hey! Ah, it's all right

Overall Meaning

This song by Van Morrison, "It's All Right," is all about individuality, freedom, and expression. The lyrics convey how every person should have the freedom to express themselves in their own unique ways without worrying about what others think. It is all right to be yourself, and that is how it should be. The line, "If it matters how you do it, It's your thing," emphasizes how important it is to be true to oneself and do what feels right. The lyrics also signify the importance of not caring about what others think and facing the world in one's own unique style. "When you open it up and lose it, And nothing you can't let out, If it's got to be let out, just let it out" is all about how important it is to express emotions and not keep anything bottled up inside.


In the verse, "Now how can I tell you that I love you, How can I say so many words, and so many syllables, In such a short space of time as this," Van Morrison tries to express how challenging it is to express one's love in a few words. It is not about words but how one feels from the heart that matters. The song celebrates the freedom of individual expression, and there is no right or wrong way to do it, all that matters is - "it's all right."


Overall, this song encourages individuality, free and honest expression of one's thoughts and feelings, and to be oneself. The song highlights the importance of expressing oneself and not worrying about what others think. It celebrates the unique individuality of each person, and their freedom to express themselves.


Line by Line Meaning

If it matters how you do it
The manner in which things are done hold significance


And how you do it
The way things are carried out is crucial


It's your thing
You are in control of your own actions


If it matters which way you go
The path you choose to take is of great importance


That's your way to go
It's up to you to select your course


And if you get it like that
If you have the ability to achieve something in a specific way


That's the way you get it
That's the method you should use to attain it


'Cause you get it like that when you want to be that way
If you have the desire to achieve something in a particular manner, that's the way you'll do it


When you want to be that way
If you have the requisite mindset, you can accomplish anything in a particular manner.


That's the way you want to be, see
It's essential to stay true to oneself and honor the desire to pursue things in your own way.


Hey! It's all right
Everything is going to be okay


Hey! Ah, it's all right
There's no need to worry; everything's okay.


Now that you try to do to me
Regardless of what others try to do to you


Out there walkin' doesn't matter, baby
No matter what anyone thinks or says about your choices, keep moving forward


Ain't no question, no suggestion
There's no need for debate or recommendations


Nothin' in my mind that can't be
There are no obstacles that cannot be overcome.


Shut out when I want it to be
You have the power to block out anything that is unwanted in your life.


Nothin' in yours that can't be kept in
You have the power to control your emotions and reactions.


When you open it up and lose it
If you allow yourself to be vulnerable and lose control of your emotions


And nothin' you can't let out
There is no harm in expressing your feelings.


If it's got to be let out, just let it out
If you have to express yourself, there is no harm in doing so.


And don't worry which way it goes
There is no need to be concerned about how people respond to your feelings and actions.


Now how can I tell you that I love you
It can be difficult to express love and affection


How can I say so many words and so many syllables
It can be a challenging task to articulate love, which is an intensely felt emotion.


In such a short space of time as this
It's difficult to express love in an expedited manner.


Just turn it on and soak it in
By immersing oneself in the feeling of love, it can be effectively communicated.


And let it run off the walls
Letting emotions flow freely and without inhibition.


And let it down, keep it, and don't lose it
Cultivate love and ensure that you don't misplace or lose it


Or confuse it
Make sure that your expression of love is clear and unambiguous


It's just right there layin' open
Love is accessible and requires openness to receive it.


Completely open for everybody to see
Love must be genuine and honest, open to all.


Yeah, you got it
You possess the ability to love and be loved.




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Written by: Van Morrison

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