Lonely Woman

posted 16 April 2002



You were never the pretty girl
Always heard about the party the following day
Didn't know any boys that weren't relations
Wouldn't know how to talk to them anyway

Shy, well mannered and forgotten
You'd get invited by their mothers
Left alone, you'd always end up
Playing with their baby brothers

Lonely girl, I see you sitting
Home alone again tonight
Lonely girl, I see you crying
Go to sleep, turn off the light

Lonely girl, your life's a struggle
Why is your life such a fight
Lonely woman, don't know why
You're still alone, it isn't right

If you'd been born last century
You might have said god spoke to you
Joined the local convent, had
A routine you could fit into

Running bake sales for the church
The vicar's thanks is always great
There's no need to stop donating
Just because your rent is late

God is there and always loves you
And you know that prayer can heal
But there's a pain you feel inside you
You want a lover you can feel

Lonely girl, I see you sitting
Home alone again tonight
Lonely woman, you're still crying
Go to sleep, turn off the light

Lonely woman, life's a struggle
Life has always been a fight
Lonely woman, don't know why
You're still alone, it isn't right

Speak to mother every weekend
Always visit family
Everyone always welcomes warmly
Wait secretly for you to leave

Don't have any friends to speak of
Just people that you see all day
You're a good and thoughtful person
But no one likes you anyway

How did your life get like this
Why did you end up so lonely
What happened to the fairytale
What happened to your one and only

People talk about their lovers
You smile and shrug, and you pretend
You don't mind when they talk of others
But you want your pain to end

You go on dates, always the same
You see a movie, watch a play
You have a long romantic dinner
Then they mention that they're gay

Lonely girl, I see you sitting
Home alone again tonight
Lonely woman, you're still crying
Go to sleep, turn off the light

Lonely woman, nothing's changing
Lonely woman, fading youth
Maiden bloom now whithering
With no one to take care of you

Died alone and soon forgotten
Left no mark upon the world
How did you get to rock bottom
Why were you the lonely girl



You were the ugly girl at school
Didn't know how to talk to boys
Didn't get invited to parties
You were the polite one who always offered to help out
If this were 50 years ago you'd be a nun
Middle aged and mild-mannered
You run the bake sales at the church
You give to the poor, but you can't pay the rent
There's people worse off than you
You know that god is always there for you
You know that prayer will always help
But you still want someone inside of you
You're still as lonely as hell
You call your mother every week
You always visit family
Everyone always welcomes you warmly
And secretly waits for you to leave
You don't have friends to speak of
Just casual acquaintances
You're good and kind, a wonderful person
But no one likes you anyway
How did you get so lonely
Who put you on this path
Where is your one and only
To take you by the hand?
People talk of marriage
You smile and shrug and pretend it doesn't hurt
Introduce to single men they know
You go on dates, always the same
You see a movie or a play
You have a long romantic dinner
Then they mention that they're gay
Lonely girl, always been so lonely
Lonely woman, fading youth
Maiden bloom that soon will whither
No one will take care of you
Die alone and soon forgotten
Left no mark upon the world
How did you get to rock bottom
Why are you the lonely girl


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