Always Be

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Always Be
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Released: 2007-10-16
Length: 3:04
Label: Interscope Records
Producer: Gil Norton

Appears On

Lyrics

[Verse 1]

Could've been a night like any other

One of us has to drive

One of us gets to think

I'll force a laugh to break the silence

It's gonna get harder still

Before it gets easy

You can't keep safe what wants to break

[Chorus]

I'm alone in this

I'm as I've always been

Right behind what's happening

She's all lost in this

She's all like she'll always be

A little far for me to reach

[Verse 2]

I was just a boy like every other

I thought I was something fierce

I thought I was ten times smarter

Love would be something that I just know

(Something I just know)

How you gonna know the feeling 'til you've lost it

I've been losing plenty since

[Chorus]

I'm alone in this

I'm as I've always been

Right behind what's happening

She's all lost in this

She's all like she'll always be

A little far for me to reach

[Bridge]

Maybe something else I'm missing

Something good and you're the reason

It's a dream but there's a real world waiting

[Chorus][x2]

I'm alone in this

I'm as I've always been

Right behind what's happening

She's all lost in this

She's all like she'll always be

A little far for me to reach

Recording Details

Reflecting on Always Be Jim Adkins said the song is about "about co-dependancy; vulnerability exploited." [1]

Reception with Charting Data/Certification/Sales Data

Jimmy Eat World were invited to perform Always Be Live on the Late Show with David Letterman episode 2956 in 2008-05-05 [2].

Personnel

Other Versions

Live

An unknown live version of this song appears on Chase This Light Japanese Deluxe edition. This version is 3:09 long.

Tempe Session

A version of this song from the Tempe Sessions appears on Chase This Light Japanese Deluxe edition. This version is 3:04 long.

COVID-19 Quarantine Acoustic Edition

On the week of 2020-03-21 Jim Adkins, filmed by Zach Lind recorded an acoustic version of this track from Unit 2 in Tempe Arizona though Facebook Live. This can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1324974214358570&ref=watch_permalink before playing the track Jim mentions it would have been while they were playing the Download Festival in Sidney Australia. [3]

See Also

References

  1. http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php, Band Blog, Jimmy Eat World, 2007-10-09, Jimmy Eat World, Jimmy Eat World, 2021-05-16, 10.09.07 vancouver, bc. day off. i was asked to write a blurb for journalists ( is "blurb" in the book?) about each of the songs. here is as concise as i can get about each tune without trampling on what you might make of it for yourself. we have never thought it was our job to explain songs. that is a rant for another time. but, after a few people asking me questions about the tunes and having really, really off base interpretations i thought it may be a good idea to at least point people in a closer direction. so, spoiler alert. i guess. 1. Big Casino-A loser anthem. Song about disgruntled burn-out dreams of success and what they would do with it. 2. Let It Happen-Always wanted to write an “I ain’t missing you”-- feigning strength as a defense song. 3.Always Be- about co-dependancy; vulnerability exploited. 4. Carry You-With distance and time, it becomes easier to invent qualities that may not have existed in a relationship. And to falsely believe those qualities could be included in a current version of the relationship. 5. Electable (Give It Up)-Frustration with the lack of intelligent political discourse in America. Why is attempting to polarize such an effective distraction from accountability? 6. Gotta Be Somebody’s Blues-A song about apathy. Oppression is an abstraction and thought of as someone else’s problem… until it’s you that finds yourself defending your rights. 7. Felling Lucky-A bar brawl song. Another loser anthem. yup. 8. Here It Goes-Know what is truly important to you. Don’t lose sight of that in the face of opportunity OR in the face of desperation. 9. Chase This Light-Becoming self-aware in the middle of a special experience. The “chase” is trying to find that feeling of discovery. of challange. 10. Firefight-Because it is new, everything is a big deal. 11. Dizzy-Unspoken awkwardness when two people are faced with their past. jim back to topPosted On: Oct 09, 2007 by Jim, https://web.archive.org/web/20071012192957/http://bbs.jimmyeatworld.com/blog/index.php?varDay=all, 2007-10-12
  2. http://epguides.com/LateShowwithDavidLetterman/, Late Show with David Letterman (a Guest Stars & Air Dates Guide), epguides.com, epguides.com, 2021-04-05,
  3. https://consequenceofsound.net/2020/03/jimmy-eat-world-criminal-energy-tour-dates-tickets/, Jimmy Eat World Announce “Criminal Energy Tour” with The Front Bottoms, Schatz, Lake, 2020-03-09, Consequence of Sound, Consequence of Sound, 2021-03-09,

External Links

https://genius.com/Jimmy-eat-world-always-be-lyrics

Jimmy Eat Pod Episode Link: https://www.jimmyeatpod.com/052-always-be/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Euxyevs1rLA