Song of the Day #4,579: ‘We’re Not Right’ – David Gray

When you’re on your 4,579th Song of the Day, it’s always a surprise to see an artist pop up who has not once earned a mention on the blog.

Such is the case for today’s featured artist, the British singer-songwriter David Gray. Gray earned international fame with the release of his 1998 album White Ladder, which featured the hit single ‘Babylon.’ Gray’s “folktronica” sound blended modern beats with acoustic folk songs and really hit a nerve in the late 90s.

The album was a massive hit in the UK, and received a boost in the United States when Dave Matthews released it on his own label.

Hearing it now for the first time in, god, more than a decade, I recall digging this record quite a bit back in the day.

Gray never again had a hit this big but he has recorded steadily, releasing seven more albums, including one as recently as 2019.

Feel the weight of this passing time
All those crazy faces run through my mind
And that song has brought a teardrop to my eye
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

I see this world but I can’t relate
Everything must accelerate
Betty Ford, oh won’t you be my valentine?
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No, we’re not right

Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
And now my hands are shaking
But I just can’t stop
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
And now my knees are shaking
But I just can’t stop
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Now I’m weak and my head is sore
And I feel like I can’t go on no more
I come in here where normal rules do not apply
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right
Can’t tell the bottle from the mountain top
No we’re not right

Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah

One thought on “Song of the Day #4,579: ‘We’re Not Right’ – David Gray

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I haven’t thought about or heard David Gray for over a decade either, but I too liked his sound, so thank you iTunes Fairy for reminding us.

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