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Is the Cast song 'Alright' about Lee Mavers?

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2020 3:02 pm
by pink_cadillac
I know it was originally a song Powers performed with The La's but the lyrics do sound like a message to Lee after Powers had left him
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swzsuA8Y0-o

Re: Is the Cast song 'Alright' about Lee Mavers?

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:06 am
by Tony
Lee seemed to think so when talking in Macey's book, but for me, it seems unlikely.

Alright was written while John was very much still in the band, and was played on multiple occasions - it was in the setlist for the 1991 tour, even played in Europe and the States, played 20 times or so, over most of the year.. The lines in contention - "do you think I'd miss you, do you think I'd care, do you think I'd lay down and die" - don't seem applicable to an ongoing relationship. It would certainly be odd to sing that about someone you're on a world tour with!

I've heard Four Walls is about the La's days.

Re: Is the Cast song 'Alright' about Lee Mavers?

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:38 pm
by pink_cadillac
Tony wrote:Lee seemed to think so when talking in Macey's book, but for me, it seems unlikely.

Alright was written while John was very much still in the band, and was played on multiple occasions - it was in the setlist for the 1991 tour, even played in Europe and the States, played 20 times or so, over most of the year.. The lines in contention - "do you think I'd miss you, do you think I'd care, do you think I'd lay down and die" - don't seem applicable to an ongoing relationship. It would certainly be odd to sing that about someone you're on a world tour with!

I've heard Four Walls is about the La's days.

Yeah I've seen footage of him perfoming 'Alright' with Lee, just hard to listen to that and not associate with the end of The La's (even though as you said it's not) cheers for the reply

Re: Is the Cast song 'Alright' about Lee Mavers?

PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2020 3:48 am
by Gav
Tony wrote:Lee seemed to think so when talking in Macey's book, but for me, it seems unlikely.

Alright was written while John was very much still in the band, and was played on multiple occasions - it was in the setlist for the 1991 tour, even played in Europe and the States, played 20 times or so, over most of the year.. The lines in contention - "do you think I'd miss you, do you think I'd care, do you think I'd lay down and die" - don't seem applicable to an ongoing relationship. It would certainly be odd to sing that about someone you're on a world tour with!

I've heard Four Walls is about the La's days.

I agree but you never know! Did you ever hear the recordings of the searhorses' 2nd album? Squire's lyrics were clearly mainly about them and ditching them etc