Left Alone
Allan Rayman Lyrics


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Sweet thing, lay down
Let me show you cold dirt, this ground
This life, it haunts you
I am the wolf, I walk alone
I am the wolf, I walk alone

Sweet thing, calm down, this life is for you
Made by just one sound
Just one sound to hold you
I am the wolf, I walk alone
I am the wolf, I walk alone

Sweet thing, lay down
Let me show you cold dirt, this ground
This life, it haunts you
I am the wolf, I walk alone
I am the wolf, I walk alone

Sweet thing, calm down, this life is for you
Made by just one sound
This one sound will hold you down




I am the wolf, I walk alone
I am the wolf, I walk alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Left Alone" by Allan Rayman address themes such as loneliness, the longing for companionship and the emotional weight that comes with living. The song is structured around a repeating chorus that emphasizes the idea of walking alone and facing the world by oneself. The repeated phrase, "I am the wolf, I walk alone," serves as a personal statement of identity and self-realization in the midst of solitude.


The verses are addressed to a "sweet thing," perhaps a lover or a close friend, who is invited to lay down and take solace in the bleakness of life. The singer asserts that he is the wolf, a powerful and solitary creature, capable of navigating the harsh terrain of existence without the need for help or support. The description of the ground as "cold dirt" reinforces the sense of detachment and melancholy that permeates the song.


Yet, despite the focus on isolation, there is also a sense of empathy and connection. The phrase "this life is for you" conveys a desire to make the most of what one has, even in the face of adversity. The "one sound" that holds sweet thing down may refer to music, which is often seen as an emotional anchor in difficult times. The repetition of the chorus creates a sense of unity and purpose, suggesting that the struggles of loneliness are universal and perhaps even necessary to personal growth.


Overall, "Left Alone" is a haunting and reflective piece that speaks to the human experience of loneliness and the search for meaning in a world that can often seem unforgiving and indifferent.


Line by Line Meaning

Sweet thing, lay down
Addressing someone in an affectionate way, requesting them to lie down


Let me show you cold dirt, this ground
Offering to reveal the harsh realities of life, the unfavorable elements of society


This life, it haunts you
The person is tormented by the challenges of life


I am the wolf, I walk alone
I am independent and able to maneuver through life without anyone else to rely on


Sweet thing, calm down, this life is for you
Encouraging the person to relax and take ownership of their life


Made by just one sound
Life is defined by one's actions, choices, or words


Just one sound to hold you
A single action or decision can affect one's life for a long time


This one sound will hold you down
The effect of one's action or decision can be limiting or constraining


I am the wolf, I walk alone
Reinforcing the idea of independence and self-reliance


Sweet thing, lay down
Repeating the earlier request to lie down, possibly as a prelude to offering comfort or solace


Let me show you cold dirt, this ground
Repeating the earlier offer to reveal the realities of life, possibly as a way to offer empathy or understanding


This life, it haunts you
Repeating the earlier observation that the person is troubled by the challenges of life, possibly as a way to offer support or solidarity


I am the wolf, I walk alone
Reiterating the theme of self-sufficiency and independence




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