Lonely Boy
The Chordettes Lyrics


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Well I′m so above you
And it's plain to see
But I came to love you anyway
So you tore my heart out
And I don′t mind bleeding
Any old time to keep me waiting
Waiting, waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I'm a lonely boy
I'm a lonely boy
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you
And I should′ve done you just the same
But I came to love you
And I want to flee
Any old time you keep me waiting
Waiting, waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I′m a lonely boy
I'm a lonely boy
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I′m a lonely boy




I'm a lonely boy
Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Chordettes' song "Lonely Boy" depict a story of unrequited love and the emotional turmoil that comes with it. The singer portrays a sense of superiority over their love interest, suggesting that they are "above" them. However, despite this feeling, they still fall in love with the person. The line "And it's plain to see, but I came to love you anyway" showcases their willingness to overlook their differences and embrace their feelings.


The second verse reveals the heartbreak and pain that the singer experiences when the person they love tears their heart out. Despite the hurt, they don't mind the bleeding, indicating a willingness to endure the pain as long as they can continue waiting for their love. The repetition of the word "waiting" emphasizes their longing and the constant state of anticipation they find themselves in.


The chorus emphasizes the loneliness of the singer, referring to themselves as a lonely boy. They express that their love for the other person keeps them waiting, highlighting the hope and longing they have despite the lack of reciprocity.


Overall, "Lonely Boy" portrays the bittersweet nature of unrequited love, showcasing the internal conflicts and emotional struggles that come with loving someone who does not feel the same way.


Line by Line Meaning

Well I’m so above you
I consider myself to be superior to you


And it's plain to see
It is obvious and evident


But I came to love you anyway
Regardless of that, I still developed feelings for you


So you tore my heart out
You caused me immense emotional pain


And I don’t mind bleeding
I am willing to endure suffering for love


Any old time to keep me waiting
No matter how long I have to wait, I will endure it for love


Waiting, waiting
I am patiently waiting


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that constantly makes me wait


I'm a lonely boy
I am a person who feels alone


Well your mama kept you but your daddy left you
Your mother took care of you, but your father abandoned you


And I should’ve done you just the same
I should have treated you equally


But I came to love you
Nevertheless, I fell in love with you


And I want to flee
I have the desire to escape or run away


Any old time you keep me waiting
Whenever you make me wait for any length of time


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that continually makes me wait


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that constantly makes me wait


I'm a lonely boy
I am a person who feels alone


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that continually makes me wait


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that constantly makes me wait


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that continually makes me wait


I'm a lonely boy
I am a person who feels alone


I'm a lonely boy
I am a person who feels alone


Oh, oh oh I got a love that keeps me waiting
I have a love that constantly makes me wait




Writer(s): Paul Anka

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@geertcharleskoning2701

Touch o Buddy H.
With Keef chords .
Brilliant.

@jaimemarin22

Nice . A female version. from the hit of Paul Anka. Il like it. Chordettes only lovely

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