Does Anybody Know I'm Here?
The Dells Lyrics


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Alone and far away from home
A boy stands in a foreign land

Lonely is he and in the dark
He wipes away a tear
As he thinks to himself

He's got a girl
Far on a distant shore
And he wonders
If she loves him anymore

Cold, so cold is the wind
And in the dark
He wipes away a tear
As he thinks to himself

And then a voice says
Don't worry bout it, baby
I'll be right here
Don't worry bout it, baby
I'll be right here

(But he keeps on saying, baby)
Don't worry bout it baby
(Don't let me lose your love)
I'll be right here (oh, oh, baby)

Don't worry bout it, baby
(Don't let me lose your loving)
I'll be right here

Cold, oh, so cold is the wind
And in the dark
He wipes away a tear
Oh, as he thinks to himself

(But he keeps on saying, baby)
Don't worry bout it baby
(Don't let me lose your love)
I'll be right here (oh, oh, baby)

Don't worry bout it, baby



(Don't let me lose your loving)
I'll be right here

Overall Meaning

The Dells' song "Does Anybody Know I'm Here?" is a ballad that speaks to the feelings of loneliness and isolation. The song describes a young man who is alone and far away from home in a foreign land. He thinks of his girlfriend who is on a distant shore and wonders if she still loves him. The cold wind exacerbates the feeling of despair as he wipes away a tear, acknowledging how lonely he feels.


The turning point of the song is when a voice reassures him, saying, "Don't worry 'bout it, baby, I'll be right here." The voice represents the universal human desire for connection and reassurance. Though the singer is physically alone in a strange land, he is not truly alone because he has the support and love of others. The song ends with the singer repeating the same words, "Don't worry 'bout it, baby, I'll be right here" as if to anchor himself in the comfort and comfort of this reassurance.


The song presents a common theme in soul music - the search for love and connection. It brings to light the honest and raw feelings of isolation and uncertainty that people experience in life. By the end of the song, the singer finds solace in the words of the voice that offers support, reminding him that he is not alone.


Line by Line Meaning

Alone and far away from home
A boy is by himself and in a foreign country


Lonely is he and in the dark
He feels sad and is in the darkness


He wipes away a tear
He's crying and trying to hide it


As he thinks to himself
He's reflecting on his own thoughts


He's got a girl
He has a girlfriend


Far on a distant shore
She is living in a faraway place


And he wonders
He's thinking and questioning


If she loves him anymore
He's unsure if she still loves him


Cold, so cold is the wind
The wind is freezing and frigid


And then a voice says
Someone speaks to him


Don't worry bout it, baby
Don't fret, my dear


I'll be right here
I'll stay close to you


(But he keeps on saying, baby)
(Continuously repeating)


Don't worry bout it baby
Stop worrying, my dear


(Don't let me lose your love)
(Don't allow me to lose your affection)


I'll be right here (oh, oh, baby)
I'll be here for you (oh, oh, my dear)


Don't worry bout it, baby
Don't stress, my dear


(Don't let me lose your loving)
(Don't let me lose your love)


I'll be right here
I'll remain by your side




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Sandy Beaches

This song takes you right to the heart and soul of those who fought in Viet Nam.

Macey Mc.

Dedicated to my beloved big brother, Minister W.Mc..Thank God for bringing him back home and being together with us today. Rip to all fallen VETS, love and blessings to their families......PEACE!

Macey Mc.

Sweet voice John E Carter...Rip

brisnana1

RIP Chuck Barksdale!!! 5/15/2019. Thank you for being a great musical influence during my years. My heart aches for The Dells, so much music over so many years. #Proudfan

Edith Beck

The "Everlasting, Mighty Dells!"
They accomplished it all, I know their families are so proud!
RIH, Marvin & Johnny; continued blessings to Vern, Michael and Chuck!

Okra slush

CHUCK left to join Marvin and Johnnie...oh how I miss them.

3kingkool

Love the soaring falsetto. It works so perfectly on this tune. These guys could jam like no other.

Diana Jackson

To all the fallen heroes and their families and the sacrifice they made thank you for your service God bless you and God be with you through eternity thank you

gerold washington

A GREAT GROUP! Ranked up there with the best! Arguably one of the best if not the best lead tenors (Marvin Junior).

MsClassof1969

Actually the lead tenor was Johnnie Carter not Marvin Junior.

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