Only The Lonely
T'Pau Lyrics


We run in circles
That never connect at the same time
Heaven help the lonely ones
As another day older we get, and here we go
Spending our money
Filling the house with things we hope
Will bring us happiness again
And then we cover empty hearts up
With a full smile that has no joy
Lying for love, we're dying for more
Well you can have anything these days I'm sure

Making your mind up
It never did anyone no good
For how do you touch what you can't have
You cover the hurt
Pretend you don't care
It's living I guess but it hardly compares

Gimme some time
Lend me a hand
Reach into the dark and you'll understand
Only the lonely know
Would you go anywhere
Do anything
Falling so low that you see
What the lonely know

Hiding your poor heart
You wouldn't think could be so hard
From the roaring giant of love
Oh but he won't leave
And so you keep silently screaming
Filling your head with a love song
That no-one will ever want
And yes we are keeping up resistance
To a good time in case we fall
Put up a wall you can't overcome
Well I believe every home should have one

Fortunes, persistence
It never did anyone no good
When a taste is worse than none at all
It opens the hurt
Makes you so scared
I see a world that is empty out there

Gimme some time
Lend me a hand
Reach into the dark and you'll understand
Only the lonely know
Would you go anywhere
Do anything
Falling so low that you see
What the lonely know

We cover our empty hearts up
With a full smile
But it has no joy
Put up a wall you can't overcome
To cover the hurt
Pretend you don't care
I see a world that is empty out there

Gimme some time
Lend me a hand
Reach into the dark and you'll understand
Only the lonely know
Would you go anywhere
Do anything
Falling so low that you see
What the lonely know
Only the lonely know

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: CAROL ANN DECKER, RONALD PHILLIP ROGERS

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ANOTHER TOWN

I have the original 3" CD single of this song, and the "Nightmare Mix" is just the best! I crank it up in the car all the time! Best song ever!!

Debbie T

Saw T'pau play at the NEC in '88. I remember her singing this song - couldn't get over how amazing her voice was; even better live than recorded ^_^!!!

David Roberts

DJ Stonedog
10 years ago
This is my favourite song on the Rage album (along with 'Island'). ME TOO!

Henry Horgan

Totally agree!

80s Music

One of the best observed songs on loneliness there is with insightful lyrics, superb playing and first class vocals by Carol Decker. T'pau were seriously underrated by public and critics alike and should have had a longer career. The Nightmare mix of this is even better and well worth a listen or several. Only the Lonely was from the difficult second album but it is a coherent album with some excellent moments.

Judith J

Along the loneliness theme, I always think it goes well with "No Man is an Island" too.

80s Music

+Andy Harrison It is great. The deluxe version of 'Bridge Of Spies' is out soon with some alternative mixes but oddly does not include the Nightmare mix even though it is one of their most powerful remixes.

Andy Harrison

I still have the Nightmare Mix on vinyl, it sounds fantastic through a decent hifi!

David Roberts

She was so hot back in the day.Great voice, music and band.

Mick Elemans

David Roberts she was without even trying

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