Someone To Be Lonely With

Written 1996

Tab Am, capo 5

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when I wake up at 3am, I need someone to be lonely with,
under my breath, under my skin, someone to be lonely with..

I lost my way, I lost my place, I need someone to be lonely with
a momentary fall from grace, someone to be lonely with,
+++ I was thinking aloud, thought I’d figured it out,
+++ now I don’t know, no, I don’t know
+++ all the usual doubts, my mind gets cloudy
+++ I don’t know, no, I don’t know..

but I would trade my soul, & my good name
for someone to be lonely with,
I’ve got no one but myself to blame,
I need someone to be lonely with..
+++ I was thinking aloud, thought I’d figured it out
+++ now I don’t know, no, I don’t know
+++ all the usual doubts, my mind gets crowded,
+++ I don’t know, no, I don’t know..

when I have burned my pack of days, when I have nothing left to say,
will I find love, or pine away for someone to be lonely with?
someone to be lonely with, I need someone to be lonely with…

5 comments on “Someone To Be Lonely With”

  1. Harriet Cat Maier

    Love your website, but I had only skimmed it so far when I saw these Great words. I haven’t tried to download it 4 a # of reasons. You are SOOOOOOO special. Laugh in the LIGHT,

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  2. Leslie Brown

    This is still my absolute favorite song of yours. I’m so happy that I stumbled upon it years ago and asked you to play it. Thank you so much because I now understand the meaning of that song.

    -Leslie

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  3. Brad

    thanks, Leslie!
    you played an important part in bringing this song back into the active repertoire (and onto the new CD, which you could, um, pick up! :] )

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  4. Erin Jennings

    This is a lovely song – bonus points to Leslie for bringing it back! I would also like to mention, however, that I have been conducting a not-so-surreptitious campaign in support of ‘No Surprise’ in the same vein for quite awhile. I’m just saying…

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  5. Brad

    You make an excellent point, Erin!.. I need to find a way to get some of those “oldies, but goodies” out into the world, for sure.

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