Upcoming Concerts

  • Sep 25
    Saturday Stream
    Howling Moon Studio, CA
Sep 25
Saturday Stream - Howling Moon Studio, CA

Moonalice News

  • Full Moonalice @ TxR Sep 4 w/ Stu Allen & Friends!
  • Twins Celebrate Their Birthday at Cloverdale Show!
  • GratefulWeb story about Days Between Festival! (With Photos!)
  • Full Moonalice’s Jason Crosby is out on tour with Jackson Browne!
  • T Sisters to release single from their new album!
  • Blues Blast Magazine features Lester Chambers in cover story
  • Full Moonalice Tour Returns!
  • Fan Creates Awesome Line Dance to Full Moonalice song, “Woo Woo”
  • Photos from Full Moonalice livestream for Relix on Twitch!
  • Shelter-in-Place Tour: Statistics from the First 365 Days of Shows
Full Moonalice @ TxR Sep 4 w/ Stu Allen & Friends!
Twins Celebrate Their Birthday at Cloverdale Show!
GratefulWeb story about Days Between Festival! (With Photos!)
Full Moonalice’s Jason Crosby is out on tour with Jackson Browne!
T Sisters to release single from their new album!
Blues Blast Magazine features Lester Chambers in cover story
Full Moonalice Tour Returns!
Fan Creates Awesome Line Dance to Full Moonalice song, “Woo Woo”
Photos from Full Moonalice livestream for Relix on Twitch!
Shelter-in-Place Tour: Statistics from the First 365 Days of Shows

What To Watch (Archive)

  • Sep 11, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Aug 14, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Acoustic Stage (Petaluma)
    Angle of Repose through Fifteen Cadillacs pre-recorded at Howling Moon Studio. Handle With Care through ...
  • Aug 20, 2021 / Friday Night Live Concert Series (Cloverdale)
    According to Moonalice legend, wildfire season has filled the air in too much of northern California with...
  • Sep 5, 2021 / Bottlerock Music Festival (Napa Valley)
    According to Moonalice legend, we are living in a time warp. Outside this festival, it is Labor Day Week...
  • Aug 21, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Sep 3, 2021 / Saturday Stream on Friday (Howling Moon Studio)
    Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
  • Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Festival Stage (Petaluma)
    According to Full Moonalice legend, the sun shines brightly here in Petaluma. The corn in the fields is h...
  • Aug 28, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
    First time played: Someday, Paradise, Reunion, Sunshine, Bucky, Flat Earth Boogie Second time played: Ca...
  • Sep 18, 2021 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
    According to Full Moonalice legend, the band has experienced 20% growth in 2021! Erika and Chloe have bea...
Sep 11, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Aug 14, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Acoustic Stage (Petaluma)
Angle of Repose through Fifteen Cadillacs pre-recorded at Howling Moon Studio. Handle With Care through ...
Aug 20, 2021 / Friday Night Live Concert Series (Cloverdale)
According to Moonalice legend, wildfire season has filled the air in too much of northern California with...
Sep 5, 2021 / Bottlerock Music Festival (Napa Valley)
According to Moonalice legend, we are living in a time warp. Outside this festival, it is Labor Day Week...
Aug 21, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Sep 3, 2021 / Saturday Stream on Friday (Howling Moon Studio)
Following 420 daily "Shelter-In-Place" streams, live shows are finally starting to open up and we will co...
Aug 7, 2021 / Petaluma Music Festival - Festival Stage (Petaluma)
According to Full Moonalice legend, the sun shines brightly here in Petaluma. The corn in the fields is h...
Aug 28, 2021 / Saturday Stream (Howling Moon Studio)
First time played: Someday, Paradise, Reunion, Sunshine, Bucky, Flat Earth Boogie Second time played: Ca...
Sep 18, 2021 / Ain't Necessarily Dead Fest (Auburn)
According to Full Moonalice legend, the band has experienced 20% growth in 2021! Erika and Chloe have bea...

Tell Me It's Okay

Credits: 
Music and lyrics by Roger McNamee

Some times I lie awake and wonder what the world is coming to
It's been a wild ride; now I fear the bills are coming due.

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

I need to know what makes life real, what is the essence of my being
I struggle every day to deal with all the weird stuff that I'm seeing

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?

Some times I lie awake at night and dream of things that might have been
I wonder why it is that someone has to lose so you can win

Oh, there's trouble in my Valley.
Oh, there's trouble in my mind . . .
Tell me I'm okay.

How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
How am I supposed to know what is real and what's for show?
Won't you tell me it's okay?
Won't you tell me, won't you tell me won't you tell me it's okay?
Tell me it's okay . . .

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Here's the back story to Tell Me It's Okay.

I wrote it in late 2000 or early 2001. The song is about dealing with economic calamity. When the internet bubble burst, our part of California melted down economically. People said and did things that really bothered me. A huge number of our friends were laid off without anyplace to go. Just like now.

The first line of the chorus was suggested by a friend. The parallel guitar parts I worked out myself. The FOBs recorded the song with no jam, but a long guitar solo at the end by Bert Keely. The jams at the beginning and in the middle of the song evolved at Moonalice shows. We didn't play the song at the first five Moonalice concerts - for some weird reason I was reluctant to play my FOB songs - but then we tried it at a free show in San Francisco.

T Bone Burnett didn't care for the song, so we never went past basic tracks in the studio. As a result, we thought it would be good to include the video produced by Elliot Mazer. Believe it or not the video is entirely live EXCEPT Pete's keyboard part (note that he also plays bass!) and GE's harmony vocal.

Tribe Comments

Kip Bailing's picture

What's the meaning of the designation, "Festival Version," that sometimes refers to this terrific song?