You Were Right (Built to Spill song)

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"You Were Right"
Song by Built to Spill from the album Keep It Like a Secret
Released February 2, 1999
Genre Rock
Length 4:45
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Phil Ek and Doug Martsch
Keep It Like a Secret track listing
"Else"
(7)
"You Were Right"
(8)
"Temporarily Blind"
(9)

"You Were Right" is a song by American indie rock band Built to Spill, from the 1999 album Keep It Like a Secret.

Theme[edit]

Throughout the song, singer Doug Martsch quotes lyrics from classic rock songs. It begins with the chorus "You were wrong/When you said/Everything's gonna be alright", quoting the Bob Marley & The Wailers song "No Woman, No Cry". Throughout the verses, Martsch quotes lyrics with more pessimistic outlooks on life, prefacing them with either "You were right when you said..." or "You were wrong when you said..."

The lyrics quoted in the song are:

The song was featured in an episode of the HBO series Six Feet Under.

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