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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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Joel Mathiason

I never realized how complicated this song is to play and sing at the same time in the verses. Vocals start on the beat and the piano rhythm is on the up beat. I know it's not the hardest thing in the world, but it is one of the things that makes this song great! I love that off beat stuff.

ben brey

Syncopated beats and the smoothest rock could have created this

PROUD GRANDMA

I kno nothing about music but recognize its intricacies only now after decades of hearing it.

Former Gamer

Andrew deserved more fame and recognition. He helped so many other artists. I would love to see a documentary about his life and work.

Jason Lee

One of the greatest songs of all time.

Jimmy Braden

×1000
This song has everything

not like the crap now

Smh

Anuradha Inamdar

Yes, I think ,I totally agree with that comment. Particularly for those American soldiers who have gone to fight in different countries after the cold war & they are unnecessarily caught up in the civil wars.

Matthew Vine

Anyone thought this song was written for them?

Hayden Meeks

Correct mr Lee my man

Joel Middaugh

That piano riff is so catchy and staccato, it reminds me of Warren Zevon or something. It's a great and underrated song for sure, and that guitar solo🤘

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