Lonely Wine
Mickey Gilley Lyrics


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Pardon me
I don't mean to waste your time
I just need someone to talk to
If you don't mind

Then the thoughts of loneliness
That tonight I guess I'm just too weak to fight
I can take the lonely days
But I can't take these lonely nights

Are you alone
Tell me what's your name
I just need someone to lean on
I'm not playing any games

So sit down here beside me
And let me buy you a glass of red rose wine

I can take the lonely days
But I can't take these lonely night

Well I thought that I was strong
But the night can be so long when you need a friend
Oh but maybe we could find a little piece of mind
Before the morning comes again

Oh, pardon me
If it seems I'm holdin' on
Letting go, it just isn't easy
When your sleeping all alone

Let's forget about tomorrow
Beg, steal or borrow, just a little time

I can take the lonely days
But I can't take these lonely nights




Yes, I can take the lonely days
But I can't take these lonely nights

Overall Meaning

Mickey Gilley's song Lonely Wine is a poignant ballad about the intense feelings of loneliness and the deep desire for human connection. The opening lines of the song present Gilley as apologetic for intruding upon the listener's time and seeking their company. The targeted audience of the song is one who is willing to listen and keeps the singer's company, as he opens up about his battles with loneliness. The sentiments expressed in the song are relatable and universal.


Throughout the song, Gilley laments about his feelings of loneliness, how he can cope when alone in the day, but the nights are especially difficult. He seeks a friend to lean on and forget about tomorrow, just selfishly begging for some time to escape from the painful feeling of loneliness. He acknowledges that the night can be long when one needs a companion, a friend. In the chorus section, Gilley states repeatedly that he can take the lonely days, but he genuinely can't handle lonely nights.


The song Lonely Wine is an emotional, yet sobering reminder of how human beings crave human interaction, companionship, and friends. Although loneliness is an essential part of life and something everyone inevitably experiences, the song encourages us to reach out to someone while acknowledging the intrinsic power of human connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Pardon me
Excuse me for interrupting


I don't mean to waste your time
I'm sorry if I'm taking up your time


I just need someone to talk to
I need someone to listen to me and keep me company


If you don't mind
If it's okay with you


Then the thoughts of loneliness
I'm feeling very lonely right now


That tonight I guess I'm just too weak to fight
I'm feeling too weak and vulnerable to handle my loneliness tonight


I can take the lonely days
I can handle being alone during the day


But I can't take these lonely nights
But I can't handle being alone at night


Are you alone
Do you also feel lonely?


Tell me what's your name
Could you please introduce yourself?


I just need someone to lean on
I need someone to support me emotionally


I'm not playing any games
I'm not trying to deceive or manipulate you


So sit down here beside me
Please come and sit next to me


And let me buy you a glass of red rose wine
Can I get you a drink of red wine?


Well I thought that I was strong
I used to think I could handle being alone


But the night can be so long when you need a friend
But it's tough to be alone at night when you're in need of a companion


Oh but maybe we could find a little piece of mind
Maybe we could bring each other some comfort


Before the morning comes again
Before the next day begins


Oh, pardon me
I'm sorry to bother you again


If it seems I'm holdin' on
I'm sorry if it feels like I'm clinging to you


Letting go, it just isn't easy
It's hard for me to let go of my loneliness


When your sleeping all alone
When you have to sleep alone


Let's forget about tomorrow
Let's not worry about the future


Beg, steal or borrow, just a little time
Please give me some of your time, I'll do whatever it takes


Yes, I can take the lonely days
I can handle being alone during the day


But I can't take these lonely nights
But I can't handle being alone at night




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ROY WELLS

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