Lonely Lips
The Chordettes Lyrics


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I've got lonely lips
On account of a broken heart
On account of a dream that fell apart
On account of I tried to play it smart

I've got lonely lips
On account of my flirty eye
On account of I told my heart a lie
On account of I loved that other guy

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of I'm sad and blue
On account of you've found somebody new
On account of I lost the love of you

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of a broken heart
On account of a dream that fell apart
On account of I tried to play it smart

I've got lonely lips
On account of my flirty eye
On account of I told my heart a lie
On account of I loved that other guy

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of I'm sad and blue




On account of you've found somebody new
On account of I lost the love of you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to The Chordettes' song "Lonely Lips" describe the pain of a broken heart and the longing for a lost love. The singer explains that their lips feel lonely not only because of a broken heart, but also because of other mistakes they made in the relationship. The mention of a "flirty eye" suggests that perhaps the singer was not faithful to their partner, and the line "I told my heart a lie" implies that they were not true to their own feelings.


The chorus holds out hope for a reconciliation with the lost love. The singer longs for their partner to come back so they can whistle a happy tune together. The repetition of the lyrics "If only you'd come back to me" highlights the desperation and longing in the singer's heart.


Overall, "Lonely Lips" is a poignant and relatable song about heartbreak and regret. It captures the pain of lost love and the hope for a second chance, all while showcasing the beautiful harmonies and catchy melody that made The Chordettes famous.


Line by Line Meaning

I've got lonely lips
I'm feeling alone and disconnected


On account of a broken heart
Because my heart was shattered and I feel damaged


On account of a dream that fell apart
Because the future I imagined with someone is now impossible


On account of I tried to play it smart
Because I attempted to make rational decisions but now regret them


On account of my flirty eye
Because I let myself become distracted by someone else


On account of I told my heart a lie
Because I ignored my true feelings and convinced myself of something untrue


On account of I loved that other guy
Because I fell for someone I shouldn't have


If only you'd come back to me
I long for a reunion with the person who left me


My lips would whistle a song
I would feel happy and content


In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
In the most joyful and upbeat manner possible


I'd whistle all day long
My happiness would last indefinitely


On account of I'm sad and blue
Because I'm depressed and feeling down


On account of you've found somebody new
Because the person I wanted to be with has moved on and found someone else


On account of I lost the love of you
Because I've lost the affection and connection I had with that person




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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@iamsherk2605

I've got lonely lips
On account of a broken heart
On account of a dream that fell apart
On account of I tried to play it smart

I've got lonely lips
On account of my flirty eye
On account of I told my heart a lie
On account of I loved that other guy

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of I'm sad and blue
On account of you've found somebody new
On account of I lost the love of you

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of a broken heart
On account of a dream that fell apart
On account of I tried to play it smart

I've got lonely lips
On account of my flirty eye
On account of I told my heart a lie
On account of I loved that other guy

If only you'd come back to me
My lips would whistle a song
In the hap-hap-hap-hap-happiest key
I'd whistle all day long

I've got lonely lips
On account of I'm sad and blue
On account of you've found somebody new
On account of I lost the love of you



All comments from YouTube:

@whamsdram

Thanks so much for uploading this song - haven't heard it in so long - I was born in 1949 - I remember so much this was my mum's favourite song - she had a hard life with my father - when I was older I thought that this song brought her memories of the man she married - not what he became - lovely memory - thanks from Scotland

@OldSko0l5634

I'm in love with the old world's music

@Mr.Sance-

Thank You Superintelligence for bringing me here!

@tglight99

I'm 29, and when I was growing up, my parents had a "Best of the Chordettes" album and I LOVED this song. Totally forgot about it and hadn't heard it for at least a decade until I saw that Carmax commercial. Now I want to find that album and listen to all their classics.

@DogbiteW

Thank goodness for that Carmax commercial. I had never heard this song until then.

@DogbiteW

I thought I knew my oldies, and then I saw that Carmax Super Bowl commercial that led me to this wonderful video of a terrific song. Thank you for uploading this unknown gem.

@renatoangoletta4040

Great song ! Beautiful girls and voices that sound heavenly.

@bennyjazzful

WOW WOW WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
From a mad keen 74yo Aussie fan.

@hebneh

At 1:24, you can hear one of the Chordettes accidentally singing "I've got..." when they're supposed to be at a break for the whistling.

@mrob75

LOTS of $$$ to rerecord back in those days

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