My Dearest Friend
Devendra Banhart Lyrics


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I'm gonna die of loneliness, I know
I'm gonna die of loneliness, for sure

I'm gonna die of loneliness, I know
I'm gonna die of loneliness, for sure

My dearest friend, you'll soon begin to love again, to love again.




Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Devendra Banhart's song "My Dearest Friend" convey a sense of deep loneliness and vulnerability. The repetition of the lines "I'm gonna die of loneliness, I know / I'm gonna die of loneliness, for sure" emphasizes the singer's certainty that they will never find love or companionship, and hints at a sense of hopelessness and despair.


However, the song's title - "My Dearest Friend" - suggests that there is at least one person in the singer's life who is close to them and whom they care about deeply. This person is addressed directly in the final line of the chorus: "My dearest friend, you'll soon begin to love again, to love again." The singer's concern for their friend's romantic prospects can be seen as a sign of their own generosity of spirit and capacity for love, even in the midst of their own loneliness.


Overall, "My Dearest Friend" is a poignant reflection on the universal human need for connection and companionship, and the ways in which our relationships with others can both sustain us and exacerbate our feelings of isolation and despair.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm gonna die of loneliness, I know
I fear that my solitude will be the cause of my eventual demise.


I'm gonna die of loneliness, for sure
I am certain that my loneliness will lead to my death.


My dearest friend, you'll soon begin to love again, to love again.
To console myself and offer hope to another, I suggest that even after heartbreak or loss, there is always potential for love to bloom once more.




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Written by: DEVENDRA BANHART

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