Left Alone
Hudson Taylor Lyrics


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she says he's going straight to nowhere
he should buy a ticket home
she's a straight line on a sharp bend
He's an ending on a road.
he's got no time to be a front man
tie his shoes wear his cloths
she will try to twist his fingers
he will try to break her bones

he's doctor and he says he's certified
she knows that that is wrong when she just looks into his eyes
He'll mend her heartbreak
and she says that he has the cure
but medicine don't kick in like it used to anymore

God loves trier but the devil loves a sin
he'll be a lier she'll take it on the chin.

He's left alone, but what he doesn't know
she's in control, and he sees her ghost
everytime he looks into her eyes and what he knows
is wrong is what she'll say Is right

He knows she means it,
when she says i love you back
oh she knows just how to tease him
keep him happy its an act
in the arms of all mistakes
comes collision of a word
from the fragile sense of sorry
to the promise he misheard

God loves trier but the devil loves a sin
he'll be a lier she'll take it on the chin.

He's left alone, but what he doesn't know
she's in control, and he sees her ghost




everytime he looks into her eyes
and what he knows is wrong is what she'll say Is right

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of the song "Left Alone" by Hudson Taylor depict a love story that is in a state of turmoil. The female character is manipulative and controlling while the male character is somewhat lost and vulnerable. The opening lines suggest that the female character is aware of the male character's aimlessness and is urging him to seek direction. She is a "straight line" on a "sharp bend" which suggests that she may be attempting to steer him onto a better path. However, he is portrayed as an "ending on a road", which implies that he does not see himself getting anywhere.


The second verse is a little more complex. The male character is a doctor who is supposed to have the answers but, when he looks into the female character's eyes, he can't seem to fix what's wrong. She claims that he has the cure but the medicine does not work anymore. The chorus suggests that the male character is aware that something is wrong but does not know what. He is left alone, while the female character is in control.


The final verse is a little more optimistic. Despite her manipulations, the male character can't help but love her. She knows how to play him and keep him happy, but she knows that her love for him is real. The lines from the fragile sense of sorry, to the promise he misheard indicates that there is a chance that they can reconcile. However, the chorus comes back in and suggests that they will continue to struggle with their relationship.


Line by Line Meaning

she says he's going straight to nowhere
She believes that he has no clear direction in life


he should buy a ticket home
He should return to his place of origin


she's a straight line on a sharp bend
She has a focused path in life despite difficult circumstances


He's an ending on a road.
His life has come to a dead end and he is unsure of what to do next


he's got no time to be a front man
He lacks the time and energy to be a leader or take charge


tie his shoes wear his cloths
He needs to take care of himself and pay attention to details


she will try to twist his fingers
She will manipulate him to get what she wants


he will try to break her bones
He will do whatever it takes to resist her manipulations


he's doctor and he says he's certified
He claims to be an expert in his field


she knows that that is wrong when she just looks into his eyes
She senses that he is not telling the truth just by looking at him


He'll mend her heartbreak
He has the ability to heal emotional pain


and she says that he has the cure
She believes that he has the solution to her problems


but medicine don't kick in like it used to anymore
His methods for healing are no longer effective


God loves trier but the devil loves a sin
God rewards those who try hard, but evil enjoys tempting people to sin


he'll be a lier she'll take it on the chin.
He will lie to her and she will accept it with little protest


He's left alone, but what he doesn't know
He is alone but unaware of the true extent of his solitude


she's in control, and he sees her ghost
She is the one pulling the strings and her presence haunts him


everytime he looks into her eyes and what he knows
Each time he sees her he realizes


is wrong is what she'll say Is right
Her idea of what is right differs from his, and she will try to convince him otherwise


He knows she means it,
He understands that she is speaking truthfully


when she says i love you back
When she reciprocates his love for her


oh she knows just how to tease him
She enjoys playfully teasing him


keep him happy its an act
She pretends to make him happy for her own gain


in the arms of all mistakes
Mistakes are inevitable and he is caught up in their midst


comes collision of a word
The impact of a single word can cause conflict


from the fragile sense of sorry
Apologies have the potential to make or break a situation


to the promise he misheard
He misunderstands her promises and is disillusioned




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Shapira Yuval

I think this song talks about a guy who is in love with this girl, who keeps sending him messages that she wants him although she has no romantic interest on him.

She cares about him deeply, and she thinks the best thing for him is to stop his relationship with her, but it seems as if he feels like he can't. She wants to let him get what he wants of her so she acts like she is the person he thinks she is, only she's not.

She says, he’s going straight to nowhere
He should buy a ticket home
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she knows he's repeating a path that leads him nowhere with her
she wants him to save himself from her hurting him again
------------------------------------


She’s a straight line on a sharp bend
And he’s an ending on a road
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she is dangerous for him, he is not capable of the road she leads to
their paths don't cross each others
------------------------


He’s got no time to be a front man
Tie his shoes, wear his clothes
----------------------
he doesn't know how to escape, or doesn't want to
even if that's what's good for him
----------------------


She will try to twist his fingers
----------------------
she will try to hurt him, so he'll see she's not good for him
----------------------


He will try to break her bones
He’s doctor and he says he’s certified
-----------------------
he will try to hurt her too, and then be the only one who can cure her.
he knows she relys on him too and he uses that knowlege to make her interact with him
-----------------------


Oh, she knows that that is wrong, when she just looks into his eyes
He’ll mend her heartbreak, and she says that he has the cure
But medicine don’t kick in like it used to anymore
-----------------------
she knows he can't make her be better, get better.
but then she convinces herself that mabey he will. mabey this time she will see him in the light they both hope to see each other. 
but she doesn't, and even though he mends her heartbreak it's only temporary.



Later on the song it is told that she controls the relationship, although they both rely on each other. 
She loves him, she really does, and she acts how she acts to make him happy. He makes himself believe that she wants him to be happy because she wants a romantic relationship with him but that is not the case.

When she apologizes for all the mess she couldn't help herself from making, he mis-hears it as a promise for future hope. 

He will keep trying but for nothing. He will keep lying to get close to her, and she'll keep believing it.



All comments from YouTube:

Sarah Close

just amazing.

Lucy Moon

lovely jubbly.

Shapira Yuval

I think this song talks about a guy who is in love with this girl, who keeps sending him messages that she wants him although she has no romantic interest on him.

She cares about him deeply, and she thinks the best thing for him is to stop his relationship with her, but it seems as if he feels like he can't. She wants to let him get what he wants of her so she acts like she is the person he thinks she is, only she's not.

She says, he’s going straight to nowhere
He should buy a ticket home
------------------------------------
she knows he's repeating a path that leads him nowhere with her
she wants him to save himself from her hurting him again
------------------------------------


She’s a straight line on a sharp bend
And he’s an ending on a road
------------------------
she is dangerous for him, he is not capable of the road she leads to
their paths don't cross each others
------------------------


He’s got no time to be a front man
Tie his shoes, wear his clothes
----------------------
he doesn't know how to escape, or doesn't want to
even if that's what's good for him
----------------------


She will try to twist his fingers
----------------------
she will try to hurt him, so he'll see she's not good for him
----------------------


He will try to break her bones
He’s doctor and he says he’s certified
-----------------------
he will try to hurt her too, and then be the only one who can cure her.
he knows she relys on him too and he uses that knowlege to make her interact with him
-----------------------


Oh, she knows that that is wrong, when she just looks into his eyes
He’ll mend her heartbreak, and she says that he has the cure
But medicine don’t kick in like it used to anymore
-----------------------
she knows he can't make her be better, get better.
but then she convinces herself that mabey he will. mabey this time she will see him in the light they both hope to see each other. 
but she doesn't, and even though he mends her heartbreak it's only temporary.



Later on the song it is told that she controls the relationship, although they both rely on each other. 
She loves him, she really does, and she acts how she acts to make him happy. He makes himself believe that she wants him to be happy because she wants a romantic relationship with him but that is not the case.

When she apologizes for all the mess she couldn't help herself from making, he mis-hears it as a promise for future hope. 

He will keep trying but for nothing. He will keep lying to get close to her, and she'll keep believing it.

Holly Cowperthwaite

This song is so brilliant with just guitar and voices. I'm really glad they've decided to keep it this way <3

Amy Carmichael

This was oh so lovely. It's amazing to see how much you guys have come on since Hallelujah!

andrsdtz

that was awesome my friends :) Alfies voice really shines in this masterpiece

Anna Fallon

Alfie sings everything so when Harry sings that bit at 3:20 my heart sinks :)

Annie Knight

I adore this song. It's got be one of my favorites! I hope you'll do another version of Not to Blame!

ebk6291

another amazing song!!! the harmonies where so so so beautiful, cant wait to hear more!

Ben Birkinshaw

Truly amazing boys. Love the harmonies between the four voices. Spot on

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