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Lonely Boy
Andrew Gold Lyrics

He was born on a summer day 1951
And with a slap of a hand
He landed as an only son
His mother and father said what a lovely boy
We'll teach him what we learned
Ah yes just what we learned
We'll dress him up warmly and
We'll send him to school
It'll teach him how to fight
To be nobody's fool

Oh, oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

In the summer of '53 his mother
Brought him a sister
And she told him we must attend to her needs
She's so much younger than you
Well he ran down the hall and he cried
Oh how could his parents have lied
When they said he was an only son
He thought he was the only one

Oh, oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

Goodbye mama, goodbye to you
Goodbye papa I'm pushing on through

He left home on a winter day 1969
And he hoped to find all the love
He had lost in that earlier time
Well his sister grew up
And she married a man
He gave her a son
Ah yes a lovely son
They dressed him up warmly
They sent him to school
It taught him how to fight
To be nobody's fool

Oh, oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

Oh, oh, oh, oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Andrew M Gold

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John LaStrada

Not that anyone might care but Andrew Gold was the son of the famous composer Ernest Gold -- an Austrian-born, Academy Award-winning composer for the film "Exodus." His mom was an American soprano singer Marni Nixon. Ms. Nixon provided the voices for actresses who had to sing in films but were not capable: Most notably, the young Natalie Wood in the film "West Side Story," actress Deborah Kerr opposite Yul Brynner in "The King and I," and Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady." Marni dubbed Marilyn Monroe's high notes in "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" in the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Nixon's first onscreen appearance was as Sister Sophia in the 1965 Robert Wise film with Julie Andrews -- "The Sound of Music." Yes...Andrew had the genes he needed to be a great singer-songwriter. And he was. 


Are you kidding? Of course we care!

Danny Ramos

@auxmike 😂✌


WOW! Thank you for that awesome trivia. What a heritage. I've always wondered if this song was autobiographical or simply a story about someone else?

Robert Montoya

That's really important. I hope the legacy continues!!


Yeah but... That riff.

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Joe Wilson

Imagine a young black kid running to the local record store trying to sing this song!! I wanted it so bad. I found it later at a Pop Tune in Memphis and played it to i burned the needle up. Not knowing I loved this song cause it was about me. I remember the record store owner saying why you want that song? Earth Wind and Fire is so much better. As i walk out the door i thought i cut to much grass for this $2.50 i will have this record if it kills me. RIP and thank you very much

Danny Ramos

@Ruben T True that.👌✌

Beverley Thwaites

Bless you. Yes i can imagine

Captain Lu

Joe that is a wonderful story and I’ll think about it whenever I listen to this song. I’m sorry there’s so much hate in this world

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