It's a Lonesome Old Town
Vic Damone Lyrics


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It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around, I'm lonely, as I can be.
I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see.
It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around,
How I wish you'd come back to me.

I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see.
It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around,
How I wish you'd come back to me.
How I wish you'd come back to me.

It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around, I'm lonely, as I can be.
I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see.
It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around,
How I wish you'd come back to me.

I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see.
It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around,




How I wish you'd come back to me.
How I wish you'd come back to me.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Vic Damone's song "It's a Lonesome Old Town" express the feeling of emptiness and loneliness that one experiences when their loved one is not around. The singer explains that he never realized how much he missed his significant other until they were gone. The line "I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see" perfectly captures the idea of how one can take things for granted until they are gone. The repetition of the phrase "It's a lonesome old town" emphasizes the loneliness and isolation that the singer is feeling in the absence of his loved one. The singer wishes that his partner would come back to him and fill the void left in his life.


The song is a classic example of the traditional songs of the 1950s era. The melody is simple and catchy and the lyrics are easy to follow and understand. The song was written by Charles Kisco and was first recorded by Benny Carter and his Orchestra in 1949. It has since been covered by various artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin. The song was also featured in the popular TV show "Mad Men."


Line by Line Meaning

It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around, I'm lonely, as I can be.
Without you, the town feels desolate and I'm tremendously lonely.


I never knew how much I missed you, but now I can plainly see.
I was unaware of how much I longed for you, but now I realize the extent of my feelings.


It's a lonesome old town, when you're not around,
The absence of your presence causes the entire town to feel melancholic.


How I wish you'd come back to me.
I desire for you to return to me and bring joy back into my life.


How I wish you'd come back to me.
My yearning for your presence is immense and I hope for your return.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Downtown Music Publishing
Written by: BERNIE, KISCO, TOBIAS

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