My Lonely Way
The Skyliners Lyrics


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Lonely way

I'll go my lonely way
Now that you're gone
I'll walk the lonely street
Now that you're gone

If I can't walk alone with you

Then I'll go my lonely way

You had to go your way
I don't know why
If friends should ask me dear
What's my reply

But while I go on loving
And go on my lonely way

I've had my chance for romance
You gave my hear anew
But then you said goodbye dear
You loved and took heart along with you

I'll hold your decision for your return
Until you're home again
I'll ever yearn





Till you are here in my arms again
I'll go my lonely way, way, way, way

Overall Meaning

The above lyrics are from The Skyliners' song "My Lonely Way". The song is about a person who is left alone after their lover has left them. The singer declares that they will now have to walk the lonely street without their lover. Even though they hoped to keep walking with their lover, now they have to go on their lonely way.


The song expresses the singer’s feeling of missing his lover dearly, while at the same time accepting that they have to go their separate ways. The lyrics also show that the singer is willing to wait for their lover to return and that they still have a deep affection for them. The song is a heartfelt expression of loss and the difficulties of moving on.


Overall, "My Lonely Way" is a poignant ballad that captures the bittersweet sensation of lost love. The song is a perfect reflection of the 50s doo-wop era and remains a classic to this day.


Line by Line Meaning

I'll go my lonely way
I will continue on my own path without you


Now that you're gone
Since you have left me


I'll walk the lonely street
I will walk through life alone


If I can't walk alone with you
If I can't have you by my side


Then I'll go my lonely way
Then I will continue without you


You had to go your way
You had to follow your own path


I don't know why
I do not understand the reason for your departure


If friends should ask me dear
If my friends ask me


What's my reply
What should my answer be


But while I go on loving
Although I still love you


And go on my lonely way
And I continue on my own path


I've had my chance for romance
I had an opportunity for love


You gave my heart anew
You made my heart feel alive again


But then you said goodbye dear
But then you left me


You loved and took heart along with you
You took my love with you


I'll hold your decision for your return
I'll wait for your return and your decision


Until you're home again
Until you come back to me


I'll ever yearn
I will always long for you


Till you are here in my arms again
Until I can hold you once more


I'll go my lonely way, way, way, way
I will continue to live without you, no matter how much it hurts




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Comments from YouTube:

@Voythus

The group was one of the greatest doo wop groups ever. Jimmy Beaumont was an outstanding lead singer. Their songs will live forever.

@paulburek7530

a true pittsburgh classic

@jamesprevard6555

They had the right title 4 this group...there name was bigger than life back in the 50tys.

@mikecampbell2788

It's never been better or truer than this. 1959 was a special, rare time that we will never see again down here.

@macreal65

Never! At least not in our lifetime. I was just a child when this era started to lose its glory. Probably in 2050 when history starts repeating itself.

@lindadee2053

A beautiful song from an exceptionally talented group. Everything they sang was wonderful. Everything!

@cynthiam.russell5314

As a little girl in the summers I would visit my Aunt in New York. Her goddaughter would take me to the Apollo Theater. Had the chance to see this awesome group. The people went wild. I didn't understand then; I learned as I got older. I have loved them since then. I am not sure but I think they were the first Caucasian group to visit The Apollo. They were there many times but I only got to see them twice.😍 I can't remember seeing them here in Philly🤔

@macreal65

Jesus...that dude could sing the black off of a 45 vinyl.

@catcatmatt

Good music never dies

@paulburek7530

...this great song by the skyliners dipicts many young lovers...alone, w/out love, hoping, dreaming, praying, for romance...ever been there? I have...

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