I'm Lonesome Too
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


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You call me up and say your tears are fallin'
You know I'd love to comfort you
Guess we always had alot in common
You know, I'm lonesome, too
You know, I'm lonesome, too

If pouring rain and thunder
Shakes your window
Trouble comes knockin' out of the blue
It don't matter which way that old wind blows
Cause, I'm lonesome, too i'm lonesome, too

If there's something in your heart
You can't get over
I'll be the ladder you can use
Climb on up and cry here, on my shoulder
You know I'm lonesome too

There's a well upon that hill
That's good for wishin'
And time and time again, I wish for you
But, my heart's broke and
All my money's missin'




You know, I'm lonesome, too
You know, I'm lonesome, too

Overall Meaning

The song "I'm Lonesome Too" by Jimmie Rodgers is a heartfelt expression of empathy towards someone who is going through a tough time. The singer is receiving a phone call from someone who is crying and expressing their grief, and the singer responds by letting them know that they are not alone. The lines "Guess we always had a lot in common / You know, I'm lonesome, too" show that the singer understands and shares in the pain of the person on the other end of the line. The singer goes on to offer their support, saying that they will always be there as a shoulder to cry on or a ladder to help the other person climb out of a tough spot.


The song expresses a universal sense of loneliness and the shared experience of pain. Whether it's a thunderstorm outside or an internal struggle, the singer is there to offer the solace and support that the other person needs. The lines "There's a well upon that hill / That's good for wishin'" show the desperation of wanting something more, and the acknowledgement that sometimes wishing is all that can be done.


Overall, "I'm Lonesome Too" is a touching and empathetic expression of human connection and the desire for comfort in times of need.


Line by Line Meaning

You call me up and say your tears are fallin'
When you reach out to me and tell me that you're crying, I wish I could be there to comfort you


You know I'd love to comfort you
I care deeply about you and want to be there for you when you're feeling down


Guess we always had alot in common
We share a lot of similarities in our experiences and feelings


You know, I'm lonesome, too
Even though I may seem strong on the surface, I feel just as lonely and isolated as you do sometimes


If pouring rain and thunder
When there's a heavy storm outside


Shakes your window
And the wind rattles your windows


Trouble comes knockin' out of the blue
When unexpected problems arise


It don't matter which way that old wind blows
No matter what direction the wind takes us


Cause, I'm lonesome, too i'm lonesome, too
I still feel lonely no matter what happens


If there's something in your heart
If there's something weighing on your mind or an issue you can't get past


You can't get over
That you just can't move on from


I'll be the ladder you can use
I'll be the support you need to climb up and work through it


Climb on up and cry here, on my shoulder
Lean on me and let out your emotions, I'm here to listen and help you through it


There's a well upon that hill
There's a wishing well up on the hill


That's good for wishin'
That you can make a wish into


And time and time again, I wish for you
Every time I pass by that well, I make a wish for your happiness


But, my heart's broke and
But my heart is heavy and hurting


All my money's missin'
And on top of that, I'm financially struggling


You know, I'm lonesome, too
Despite it all, I'm still feeling just as lonely and in need of comfort as you are




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Comments from YouTube:

Sauerkrautification

One of my absolute favorites. The steel makes the music sound oceanic or nautical or something. Its like im under the ocean

Paul Hill

I have discovered Jimmie Roger's on YouTube and love his style of singing

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