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Thread #170349   Message #4119655
Posted By: Joe Offer
11-Sep-21 - 08:34 PM
Thread Name: Traveling Wilburys 'It's Alright'- End of the Line
Subject: ADD: The End of the Line (Wilburys)
I think the Traveling Wilburys were the ultimate "supergroup" - Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeffrey Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty. Harrison and Lynne came up with the idea, and the band formed in 1988 and released Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 in October 1988. Roy Orbison died in December 1988, and the remaining Wilburys released a second album titled Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 in October 1990. To my mind, both of these albums were damn near perfect - the best musicians in the business having a really good time together. I never tire of listening to these albums.

END OF THE LINE
(Robert Dylan / George Harrison / Jeff Lynne / Roy Kelton Orbison / Thomas Earl Petty)

Well, it's alright, ridin' around in the breeze
Well, it's alright, if you live the life you please
Well, it's alright, doin' the best you can
Well, it's alright, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring (at the end of the line)
Waiting for someone to tell you everything (at the end of the line)
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow will bring (at the end of the line)
Maybe a diamond ring

Well, it's alright, even if they say you're wrong
Well, it's alright, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well, it's alright, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well, it's alright, everyday is judgment day

Maybe somewhere down the road a ways (at the end of the line)
You'll think of me and wonder where I am these days (at the end of the line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays (at the end of the line)
Purple Haze

Well, it's alright, even when push comes to shove
Well, it's alright, if you got someone to love
Well, it's alright, everything'll work out fine
Well, it's alright, we're going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive (at the end of the line)
I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive (at the end of the line)
And it don't matter if you're by my side (at the end of the line)
I'm satisfied

Well, it's alright, even if you're old and grey
Well, it's alright, you still got something to say
Well, it's alright, remember to live and let live
Well, it's alright, the best you can do is forgive

Well, it's alright (alright), riding around in the breeze
Well, it's alright (alright), if you live the life you please
Well, it's alright, even if the sun don't shine
Well, it's alright (alright), we're going to the end of the line


Source: LyricFind (lyrics checked for accuracy. I left "alright" stand, although I hate it.)
Songwriters: Robert Dylan / George Harrison / Jeffrey Lynne / Roy Kelton Orbison / Thomas Earl Petty
End of the Line lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Concord Music Publishing LLC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMVjToYOjbM

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/all-right-or-alright-which-is-correct

Both of these classic albums are available on the Traveling Wilburys YouTube Channel