Alone Again (Naturally) Lyrics - Gilbert O'Sullivan

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In a little while from now,
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promised myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower,
And climbing to the top,
Will throw myself off
In an effort to make it clear to who
Ever what it's like when your shattered
Left standing in the lurch, at a church
where people 're saying,
"My God that's tough, she stood him up!
No point in us remaining.
We may as well go home."
As I did on my own,
Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday,
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I was cheerful, bright and gay,
Looking forward to, but who wouldn't do,
The role I was about to play
But as if to knock me down,
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch,
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt,
Talk about God in His mercy
For if He really does exist
Why did He desert me
In my hour of need?
I truly am indeed,
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that
There are more hearts
Broken in the world
That can't be mended
Left unattended
What do we do? What do we do?

(instrumental break)

Alone again, naturally

Now looking back over the years,
And what ever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old,
My mother, God rest her soul,
Couldn't understand, why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken
Leaving her to start with a heart
So badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally

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Amazing Song | Reviewer: DARLA | 7/3/14

Alone Again (Naturally)... I felt my interpretation of this beautiful but sad song when it was released when I was a very young teenager is somewhat different than it is today. Yet, it carries the same impact, just on a different level. We all love...we all lost love...We all have great moments in life shared with others,and we have our times of solitude which sometime become unbearable. Sometimes weeping tears on my cheeks..diverting attention to daily life and trying to keep positive visions..After all, we all are human...this is life's experience...The ups and downs shared with others...and at times...shared with no one but yourself..Alone...

this is my song | Reviewer: benann hanks | 10/10/13

I woke up once more in the middle of the nite with such feelings of dread and fear i grabbed my phone for relief. I typed in key words for hoe o felt and my age which is 64. Low and behold this song with its lyrics and comments appeared. It includes so
much of what i had typed in. Losing my father at 12 and being old and feelung alone. I remembered it and the beautiful tune it was set to. I think the beetles did it i. The 70's

brilliant and timeless | Reviewer: Milos | 12/18/12

This is a song that follows us through our lives and has the amazing ability to ring true and bring forth a tear at almost every stage of life. It is also brilliantly written. Mr. Sullivan achieved the elusive and oh so rare feat of being clever, and at times hilariously tragic. It a song which truly is indeed, alone in its mastery!

brillant! | Reviewer: milo | 12/18/12

This is one of the most cleverly, brilliantly and at times even hilariously written and vocalized songs ever produced.

I didn't understand it back then ..... | Reviewer: Gerell | 7/24/11

When this song came out, I was young and preoccupied with family, career, etc. I thought it was a beautiful song (the music) but, because I'm a little hard of hearing, I didn't really know the words. I mainly remember the "alone again, naturally" part. The melody stuck with me forever. It's interesting that people are still commenting after over 4 years since this posting came out. The last one was only a few days ago.
The song is beautiful but it's also sad. So why do we want to remember it? Because it's sad? Because it's beautiful? Maybe both. I don't know why, I just like the song and I'm glad that the song did not end with a suicide. Gerell

A Real Song | Reviewer: Wanda | 7/5/11

I remember this song, the music, as a child in the 70's and though I couldn't understand and pick up the entire lyrics, the last piece always stuck in my head "I remember I cried...". That was the only pieck that I could grasp and it stuck with me forever. The other day, this song came back to my head and I kept singing that very same piece over and over, and humming it and whistling it. Then I thought... let me look up the lyrics and the writer/singer - - I tell ya,the writers and singers of today got nothing on these classics.

A real tear jerker | Reviewer: Jack B. | 12/20/10

Everyone seems to paint the same picture here,and you are right.It is sad,but not written by real events.It's just a song he came up with,but man,is it moving!? I too was around 12,and had to have the 45 rpm. I wore it out,memorized every lyric,and then my mom passed away the next year. So here I am a 12 year old boy,back in 1972,having to hear this song on the radio,and balling to it each time I hear it. I'm 50 years old now, and I still cry every time I hear it.This song will go to the grave with me as the most influential song I have ever heard.

The song I'm going to live with for the rest of my life | Reviewer: Sean | 4/5/10

My brother died suddenly a month ago at the age of 23. This was the last song we listened to together when my dad was in town and he took us out in his car. I wonder when my brother was thinking about my mother, who died 6 years ago at the age of 48, when he was listening to this.
This song just what I've been going through, just not exactly. At least I still have a parent alive. But life is so unfair. I had to give up my dream and future because of their deaths. And my brother, he had his whole life and future ahead of him.
It made me cry so hard when I listened to this song a few days ago. I wish I was the one dead.

My Dad | Reviewer: chuck | 3/22/10

My dad passed away last year and I miss him very much. This song has a lot more meaning to me now. Plus my best friend was killed late last year in an accident and he used to sing it. I cant say any more.

making sense of the song | Reviewer: tykwky | 3/15/10

It is a sad song but the melody is excellent and hence it is a beautiful sad song. But sadness shouldn't be taken as beautiful and the beauty of the song should be we breath out sdaness with its tune and come back to the glimmer of life once the sadness is vented.

He accepts his fate. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/10

There's a lot more to this song than merely grieving over the loss of one's parents. At the beginning of the song, this person was left at the alter by his fiance and contemplating suicide and questioning the existence of God. But by the end of it he's still alive, looking back over the years recalling his father's death & how he openly cried and how his father's death broke his mother's heart and ultimately her spirit... He couldn't convince her to carry on the way he did. He's destined to be alone and he accepts that. Naturally.

Hospice | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/23/09

I am 44. I remember my father loved this song and he related it to losing his father. I began humming it to my father in his bed at Hospice. I don't know if he could hear me, but the same song, 35 years later sure hits home.

sad song - childhood memory | Reviewer: sigh | 3/13/09

This song brings me back to my childhood days. I loved the tune but did not understand the grief although the idea of being alone scared me. I am now 46, have lost my parents and far away from my siblings - I understand the sadness. But with a family of my own, there is always a new page. A very sad song but a true classic. Everytime I hear this song I get sucked into a childhood memory sitting under a tree reading a book.

An OLD song. Never more real than now. | Reviewer: Elson | 12/10/08

The first time I heard this song I was 9 years old... I loved the melody and like most of you guys I had very little understanding of its meaning although I could already feel part of its sadness. Now more then 35 years later, I wonder why this was the very first song I memorized... Sometimes, some songs echoed so deep with us that we wonder why we didn't write it in the first place. How come someone wrote about things that sound so personnal to me?

It's a beautiful and sad song | Reviewer: Joselo100 | 11/28/08

I'm from Chile and I like the music of Gilbert, specially this song. When I translated the letter it seemed to me a beautiful, sad and touching song. MyToni K, I have the same feelings every time I listen this song.

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