Everybody Hurts
Paul Anka Lyrics


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When your day is long
And the night
The night is yours alone
When you're sure you've had enough
Of this life
Well hang on
Don't let yourself go
'Cause everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes

Sometimes everything is wrong
Now it's time to sing along
When your day is night alone (hold on)
(Hold on) if you feel like letting go (hold on)
If you think you've had too much
Of this life
Well, hang on

'Cause everybody hurts
Take comfort in your friends
Everybody hurts
Don't throw your hand
Oh, no
Don't throw your hand
If you feel like you're alone
No, no, no, you're not alone

If you're on your own
In this life
The days and nights are long
When you think you've had too much
Of this life
To hang on

Well, everybody hurts sometimes
Everybody cries
And everybody hurts sometimes
And everybody hurts sometimes
So, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on

Everybody hurts





You are not alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Paul Anka's song "Everybody Hurts" talk about the struggles of life and how everybody feels that they have had enough of the challenges they encounter. The first verse speaks about those moments when you have had a long day and night, and you feel that you are alone in the world with nobody to comfort you. However, the song urges listeners to hold on and not to let go. The chorus emphasizes that everybody cries and hurts sometimes, and we should take comfort in knowing that we are not alone in our pain. Additionally, it underscores that we should not throw our hands up in despair, especially if we have people who care about us.


In the second verse, the song invites listeners to sing along, acknowledging that everybody has moments when everything in life goes wrong. The lyrics encourage us to hold on and not to give up when we feel like letting go. The song also emphasizes that even though life may seem too much, we should not let it defeat us. Instead, we should keep fighting and holding on because we are not alone. Finally, the song closes with an encouraging message that we should always hold on because we are not alone, and everyone experiences hurt and pain.


Line by Line Meaning

When your day is long
Life can be exhausting and overwhelming at times.


And the night
Even when it's time to rest, the mind can still be burdened with worries and stress.


The night is yours alone
It can feel isolating when everyone else is asleep and you're left alone with your thoughts.


When you're sure you've had enough
There are moments when it seems like it would be easier to just give up.


Of this life
The struggles and difficulties that come with being alive can be overwhelming.


Well hang on
Despite the challenges, it's important to keep going and not give up hope.


Don't let yourself go
Hold on to the strength and courage within yourself.


'Cause everybody cries
It's a universal experience to feel sad and overwhelmed and it's okay to let those emotions out.


And everybody hurts sometimes
No one is immune to pain and suffering in life.


Sometimes everything is wrong
There are moments when it seems like nothing is going right in life.


Now it's time to sing along
Music can be a powerful form of comfort and connection in difficult times.


When your day is night alone (hold on)
Even in the darkest moments, there is still hope and reason to hold on.


(Hold on) if you feel like letting go (hold on)
It can be tempting to give up, but it's important to find the strength to keep moving forward.


If you think you've had too much
There are times when it seems like the weight of the world is too much to bear.


Well, hang on
Hold on to the hope that things will get better and keep pushing through.


'Cause everybody hurts
We are all in this together and we can find comfort in knowing that others share our struggles.


Take comfort in your friends
Connection and support from others can be immensely helpful in difficult times.


Don't throw your hand
Don't give up or lose hope in the face of hardship.


If you feel like you're alone
Loneliness can compound feelings of sadness and despair.


No, no, no, you're not alone
It's important to remember that others are there for us, even when it feels like we're alone.


If you're on your own
Being alone can be isolating, but it's possible to find strength within ourselves.


The days and nights are long
Time can feel like it's standing still when we're struggling.


To hang on
Hold on to hope and keep moving forward, even when it's difficult.


So, hold on, hold on
Keep persevering, don't give up.


Everybody hurts
No one is immune to pain and suffering, but we can find comfort and connection in knowing that we're not alone.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: William Thomas Berry, Peter Lawrence Buck, Michael E. Mills, John Michael Stipe

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