[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
alt-J — Get Better
Album: The Dream
Avg rating:
6.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 264









Released: 2022
Length: 5:41
Plays (last 30 days): 13
Hallelujah
I'm listening to a recording of you sleeping next to me
A capella
I'm listening to you cover Elliott Smith's 'Angeles'

It's these times I'll need if you go
It's these times I'll need if you go

So

Get better, my darling
I know you will
Get better, my darling
I know you will get better

I'm drawn to the motorway
The cold whoosh of trucks passing
This night-time under sodium light
The orange spread is soul-quieting

A younger you and a younger me
Meeting at the Serpentine
I am yours
You are mine

Happy birthday
Staff smuggled in a card I made
It rests under your pillow
When out of ICU, you'll cringe at all the "I love yous"
That card retired the life of one biro

At this time, I wanted you to know
At this time, I wanted you to know

Get better, my darling
I hope you will
Get better, my darling
I hope you will get better

I'll start the day with tiramisu
Raise a spoon to frontline workers
An underfunded principle
They risk all to be there for us

A younger you and a younger me
Meeting at the Serpentine
I am yours
You are mine

You were the baker
I'll christen this new era
With the smell of freshly-baked bread
Your Nutella, I'll keep it in the cellar
You were always a fan of that spread

Six months on, there's a car crash outside
The fire brigade using the jaws of life
No flush at night to sound your return
I still pretend you're only out of sight

Front garden bouquet, I threw it at the fire brigade
I was admonished and told to go back inside
From the living-room window
I stand and watch the white sheet go
Over the family car and I close my eyes

I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend you're only out of sight in another room
Smiling at your phone
I still pretend

A younger me, a younger you
Meeting at the Serpentine
The beginning of spring
You wore those yellow ripped jeans
Your look defined my 2009
Your shyness stoked my boldness
"Shall we go in?" I smiled
Your hand warmed, walking through the gallery

(Get better)
I know I will
(Get better)
My darling
I know I will
Comments (20)add comment
This nearly made me hit the PSD button, but not because it isn't good. Brr. Ouch. 
As I've said with other tracks of their's, at the very least you're not going to get a whole bunch of "this sounds like" comments with these guys....cause it just doesn't...
Shouldn't the artist name be Option+b?
These lyrics hurt. I got something in my eyes.
I thought I'd never write this of an Alt-J song, but this is feckin' dull! Aural Mogadon. Kudos for their praise of the NHS and its embattled workers during the plague.
 thewiseking wrote:

in what way is this not terrible?



Primarily in your insistance in utilizing your keyboard, rather than the PSD button.
Heard this a couple of days ago, didn't care much for, but today.........it hit its' mark.
Meh. I dig Alt-J but this one is musical oatmeal.
 paloeguevo wrote:

I think this is the interview Bill talked about
interview




Thanks, I was looking for it and couldn't find it.
I think this is the interview Bill talked about
interview
 thewiseking wrote:

in what way is this not terrible?




First time i'm hearing this track, and to be honest its not immediately grabbing me.

So i keep listening to see how it goes while browsing through the comments for some insight as to how others are feeling about it.

Anyway, i get to your comment and i look up, scratch my chin and go a-reckoning "in what way is this song not terrible.... hmmm...."

Then it hits me... It clearly annoys you and that is a good enough reason its not terrible!

Great song then!
 thewiseking wrote:

in what way is this not terrible?




Well O' king.  A lot of songs don't hang together lyrically, random images evoking a feeling.  Nothing wrong with that.  This song seems to have a cohesive narrative of love, hope, loss and (perhaps) denial. 

I have two friends (who don't know each other) fighting the good fight for another day of life. As poetry this song evokes that this grey morning.  So, can't call it terrible.  Be well.
 the_jake wrote:

Fresh music - first comment and rating.  Who hoo!
Never had both before.
Interesting ending.


Getting new music more in the mix.  Played again the following day.
Got the chance to see them in Laval (MontrĂ©al, Canada) two weeks ago. They were just excellent! Contrary to most rock shows, you could hear every details and specialy the voices, so not usual!  
Wow. How heartbreaking.
in what way is this not terrible?
Love this!
 the_jake wrote:

Fresh music - first comment and rating.  Who hoo!
Never had both before.
Interesting ending.



Get yourself a lottery ticket!
Yes, nice music.
I don't mind this song so much but the singing kind of annoys me.
Fresh music - first comment and rating.  Who hoo!
Never had both before.
Interesting ending.