Song Lyric Sunday 5/20/18 – Alone Again

OK, in what might have been the toughest Song Lyric Sunday challenge for me yet, an artist I share a name with. Holy fucking shit that was brutal! Kirst, I don’t know where you got this idea from but damn, this one was rough!!! I just spent two fucking hours trying to find something and finally I stumbled across this interesting piece.

Using both my first and last names I was batting absolute zero. Blair, though a fairly common surname, not too many of those around in the music scene and not many Lynns either (well, a few, but nothing particularly standout to me). So that’s when I decided to look for artists with my middle name (Gilbert). So I dug through and I found this Irish artist by the name Gilbert O’Sullivan.

So then here is the song “Alone Again” – I chose this song by him because, well, I am a loner at heart. It is my natural state, and beyond that the lyrics resonated with me a bit too much I think. So here we go, the best I could do this week.

In a little while from now
If I’m not feeling any less sour
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower

And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to make clear to whomever
What it’s like when you’re shattered

Left standing in the lurch
At a church where people 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
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to, well, 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
Who, if He really does exist
Why did He desert me?

And 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?

Alone again, naturally

Now, looking back over the years
And whatever 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

Well that’s it for this week. Ugh. Hopefully next week will be easier. What a nightmare that was!

9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday 5/20/18 – Alone Again

  1. I love this song! 😍😍

    I decided to join the fun…my post will appear after midnight PDT. I had a very difficult time too so, like Sinatra, I did it my wayπŸ’ƒπŸ˜†πŸ’ŒπŸ’Œ


    • I actually went by my initials (LG) for awhile because I lamented having a first name that most associate as a female name now. I’ve since gotten over it but just a little tidbit. πŸ˜‰

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  2. God, this song sort of eats you and then spits you out into little pieces. It is such a sad song, but I can see how it could resonate.

    I’m so happy you were able to find something! I thought it would be a tough one, but I figured we needed an actual challenge every once in a while. πŸ™‚


  3. Super song from way back! I remember we were in Germany when I first heard it, in 1972. Lots of memories of that time period. Thanks for posting this one. πŸ™‚


  4. This is a good one – I’ve heard it somewhere before, but not sure where. Possibly might have been a soundtrack on a TV show. Sorry to give you a tough one this week!


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