Tired of Being Alone
Al Green Lyrics


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I'm so tired of being alone
I'm so tired of on my own
Won't you help me, girl
Just as soon as you can
People say that I've found a way
To make you say
That you love me
But baby
You didn't go for that
Ha, it's a natural fact
That I want to come back
Show me where it's at, baby

I'm so tired of being alone
I'm so tired of on my own
Won't you help me, girl
Soon as you can
I guess you know that I, uh
I love you so
Even though
You don't want me no more
Hey, hey, hey, hey I'm cryin' tears
Through the years
I tell you like it is
Honey, love me if you can

Ya baby
Tired of being alone here by myself, now
I tell ya, I'm tired baby
I'm tired of being all wrapped up late at night
In my dreams, nobody but you, baby
Sometimes I wonder
If you love me like you say you do
You see baby, I, I, I, I've been thinking about you
I've been wanting to get next to you, baby
Sometimes I hold my arms and I say
Oh baby, yeah, needing you has proven to me
To be my greatest dream, yeah

Awh!

I'm so tired of being alone,
I'm so tired of on my own,




Sometimes late at night I get to wonderin' about you baby
Baby, baby, ya ya, baby you're my heart's desire

Overall Meaning

The song “Tired of Being Alone” by Al Green talks about the feeling of loneliness one may experience. The singer is tired of being alone and seeks company, but the person he wants to be with does not want him back. He wants the girl to help him come out of his loneliness as soon as possible. The singer has been trying to convince the girl that he loves her and even though people have said that he has succeeded in doing so, the girl did not believe them. The singer admits that he loves the girl even though she does not want him anymore. He goes on to say that he has been crying through the years and he wants her to love him if she can.


The song portrays the theme of unrequited love and loneliness in a simplistic yet impactful manner. Green’s voice and lyrics provide an emotional depth that makes the listener feel the same emotions that the singer is feeling. The words used in the lyrics are straightforward and the repetition of the phrase “I’m so tired of being alone” emphasizes the pain of loneliness. The lines “Sometimes late at night I get to wondering about you, baby” reveal the depth of the singer’s longing for love and companionship.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm so tired of being alone
I'm exhausted from being lonely and not having anyone to spend time with.


I'm so tired of on my own
I'm tired of being by myself and not having anyone to share my life with.


Won't you help me, girl
Please offer me companionship and love.


Just as soon as you can
I desire your attention and affection immediately.


People say that I've found a way
Others believe that I've discovered a technique to make you fall in love with me.


To make you say
To compel you to admit that you love me.


That you love me
To let me know that you have feelings for me.


But baby
However,


You didn't go for that
You didn't believe that I had a way to make you love me, nor did you reciprocate my feelings.


Ha, it's a natural fact
It's an undeniable truth.


That I want to come back
I want to reconcile with you.


Show me where it's at, baby
Guide me towards the place where we can rekindle our relationship.


I guess you know that I, uh
You're aware that I,


I love you so
I have strong feelings for you.


Even though
Despite the fact that


You don't want me no more
You're no longer interested in me.


Hey, hey, hey, hey I'm cryin' tears
I'm crying in sadness and desperation.


Through the years
Over the course of time.


I tell you like it is
I'm being honest with you.


Honey, love me if you can
If you're able to, please love me back.


Ya baby
Yes, my love


Tired of being alone here by myself, now
I'm fed up with being lonely and not having anyone to spend time with.


I tell ya, I'm tired baby
I'm extremely exhausted, my dear.


I'm tired of being all wrapped up late at night
I'm tired of being consumed by my thoughts of loneliness and want at night.


In my dreams, nobody but you, baby
Even in my dreams, you're the only person who occupies my thoughts.


Sometimes I wonder
I occasionally contemplate


If you love me like you say you do
I question whether you truly love me the way that you claim to.


You see baby, I, I, I, I've been thinking about you
My thoughts have been occupied by you, constantly.


I've been wanting to get next to you, baby
I've yearned to be close to you, my love.


Sometimes I hold my arms and I say
At times, I find myself holding my arms and wishing that you were there with me.


Oh baby, yeah, needing you has proven to me
Needing your love and companionship has demonstrated to me


To be my greatest dream, yeah
That it's my ultimate aspiration


Baby, baby, ya ya, baby you're my heart's desire
My darling, you're the person who my heart longs for the most.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Al Green

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Lyrics

I'm so tired of being alone
I'm so tired of on-my-own
Won't you help me girl
Just as soon as you can

People say that I've found a way
To make you say that you love me
Hey baby, you didn't go for that
It's a natural fact
That I wanna come back
Show me where it's at, baby

I'm so tired of being alone
I'm so tired of on-my-own
Won't you help me girl
Soon as you can

I guess you know that I, uh, I love you so
Even though you don't want me no more
Hey, hey, hey, hey, I'm cryin' tears
All through the years
I'll tell ya like it is
Honey, please love me if you will

Yeah baby
Tired of being alone here by myself, now
I tell ya, I'm tired baby
I'm tired of being all wrapped up late at night
In my dreams, nobody but you, baby

Sometimes I wonder
If you love me like you say you do
You see baby, I, I, I been thinkin' about it, yeah
I been, I been wantin' to get next to you baby
You see, sometimes I fold my arms, I say, mmh-hmm-mmh
Oh yeah
Oh baby
Meeting you has proven to me
To be my greatest dream, yeah

I'm so tired of being alone (Tired, baby)
So tired of being alone (Yeah, you don't know what I'm talkin' about)
So tired of being alone
Sometimes late at night I get to wonderin' about you baby
I'm so tired of being alone (Oh baby, baby)
So tired of being alone
So tired of being alone

I'm so tired of being alone (Oh baby)
So tired of being alone (You're my heart's desire)
So tired of being alone



All comments from YouTube:

@rosscrabtree1462

Nothing worse then feeling alone in a crowd full of people.

@blast5598

This post was a year ago but it’s facts

@Psyboy007

That's so damn true man

@bastardjokemen8518

All day every day

@cliffbrown2566

No kidding..watching couples interact is heartbreaking when you're alone.

@kelliewaring9158

I know how you feel. i feel like this every single day of my life since I got a divorce and was thrown out in the street without any money or my car or any family to help me. I wish that I never met his sorry self.

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@Ivan-gz8xn

Al green the legend ❤

@lsusantitus7319

Another song he wrote for my broken heart

@rafiqadarr6217

Such a great voice, and I love this song. Al Green was inspirational, that voice is one in a million, alongside Otis Redding, so brilliant, both of them. Love their music.

@sweetee3886

This song reminds me of my daddy singing it on a car ride. Hearing him sing this when I was young made me like this song. I miss Da. RIP 12-10-2018

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