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Lonely Boy
by Andrew Gold

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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Walter Pewen

Andrew Gold was one of the most productive and talented guys of the late 70's LA music scene around. He wrote, played, sang on lots of people's records in the LA scene, Linda Ronstadt, and just about everybody else you can think of. He epitomized the Westside LA young class acts, when the Eagles, Jackson Browne and others were really burning bright. Down to his long red hair and hip beard, he was one of the top talents in the record business.

Cherix Biggs

Daddy Skydiver Do you remember a little ditty called “Thank you for Being a Friend” — made famous by the Golden Girls TV show??? And that show is running all over the cable networks today!!!??????? Andrew Gold composed and he will live forever thru that song on that TV show! You’re welcome. 👍😌

John J

@David Lloyd His father was Ernest Gold. He composed numerous film soundtracks. Exodus, Judgment at Nuremberg, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, The Young Philadelphians. Andrew also wrote "Thank You For Being a Friend", which was used as the Golden Girls theme song.


@Gina bennett ESPECIALLY in Australia!!!

Iris Guotana

Yes indeed!

El Diablo

@EricIrl No that was Eric Stewart that sang lead on that song. But, another member of 10cc was Graham Gouldman and funnily enough Mr Gouldman collaborated with Andrew Gold after 10cc broke up. They were called Wax and they made a great album called American English in 1987

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Any 70s and 80s teens here? That was such a brilliant time to be alive.

Ted Harvick

Graduated 82, so yeah, I grew up with this great music. And have introduced my 3 kids to it all over the years. My youngest, my son, seems to be the one liking it the best. The daughters like some of the songs.

Natalie Shelton

Yes it was awesome graduated in'84

Bennett Hastings


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