It's Alright For You

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"It's Alright For You"
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1979-10-02
Recorded: 1979
Length: 3:13
Album(s): Reggatta de Blanc
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting, Stewart Copeland
Producer(s): Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? NO

"It's Alright For You" is a song written by Sting and Stewart Copeland and recorded by The Police in 1979.

About the song

Stewart Copeland probably recorded the instrumental demo for this track around Christmas 1978 (as he named it "XMass Rave"). It's only 2:17 long and doesn't feature any real drums - it plays two verses, two choruses and then fades out after a possible third verse... There are some additional guitar ideas which sound very much like Klark Kent. Stewart mentioned that the main backing track on Reggatta de Blanc was "Kent", the rhythm guitar and bass might even have been taken directly from the demo.

Andy Summers uses a slide for his guitar solo - one of only two instances where he used one (the other one being Next To You).

In an alternate mix from Surrey Sound Studios the main guitar is a bit louder and there are additional slide guitar solo elements during the final chorus.

Starting at around 2:45 minutes there's some talking on the song, which might be Sting and / or Stewart Copeland... the first part is hard to understand, the second one could be "who knows?", the third part could be "take me out"...

Personnel

Release History

Albums

"It's Alright For You" appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-reggattadeblanc.jpg Reggatta de Blanc 1979-10-02 United Kingdom
Police-album-messageinaboxthecompleterecordings.jpg Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings 1993-09-30 United Kingdom

Video

"It's Alright For You" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Police-outlandostosynchronicities.jpg Outlandos to Synchronicities: A History of The Police Live! 1995-05-01 United Kingdom

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

Wake up
Make up
Bring it up
Shake up
Stand by
Don’t cry
Watching while the world die

Big car
Movie star
Hot tip
Go far
Blind date
Too late
Take a bus
Don’t wait

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you and you and you and you and you

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you and you and you

Limp wrist
Tight fist
Contact
No twist
Black dress
No mess
Mmm, don’t want no less

Stand by
Don’t cry
Watching while the world die
Three lane
Fast lane
Standing in the cold rain

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you and you and you and you and you

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you

Headlight
High life
Can’t sleep
Good night
Up tight
Big fight
Big deal
Too right

Big town
Don’t drown
Jump back
Turn around
No life
Flick knife
Finish off my life

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you and you and you and you and you

It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
It’s alright for you
For you 

Quotations and trivia

In 1982-09 Guitar Player Andy mentions using a slide for Next To You and It's Alright For You:

"Those are the only bits I've done it on. I had some very heavy brass slides made specially in England. You couldn't buy them. They're quite big. I like them becaues you get a lot more tone out of them. Next To You uses just the standard open E and G tunings. I was very into slide for a while. I also like open tunings, but I don't use them with The Police."

Alternative and cover versions

See also

External links

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