Left Alone
Vince Vaccaro Lyrics


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How many times...am I going to lie?
Am I going to tell myself...it’s going to be fine
How many years...am I going to try?
There’s something that never comes around
Is this how I die?

If I can’t...be where you are
If I can‘t...feel what you want, let me know
If I can’t...be where you are...well it’s okay...to be...left alone

How many years...am I going to wait?
Before I can be the rising star when your skies are gray
How many days...am I going to waste?
I feel dark and all alone...when I run away

If I can’t...be where you are
If I can’t...be what you want, let me know
If I can’t...be where you are...well it’s okay...to be...left alone

If I can’t...be where you are




If I can’t...be what you want, let me know
If I can’t...be where you are...well, it’s okay...to be...left alone

Overall Meaning

In Vince Vaccaro's song "Left Alone," the lyrics depict someone struggling to come to terms with their own limitations and the fear of being left behind. The opening lines of the song ask how many times this person will lie to themselves and pretend everything is fine, despite knowing that something important is missing in their life. The repeated use of questions throughout the lyrics emphasizes the confusion and uncertainty the singer feels, as they wonder how long they will wait and how much they will sacrifice to try to achieve what they desire.


The chorus is the most powerful part of the song, with the repeated refrain of "If I can’t… be where you are, if I can’t… feel what you want, let me know, if I can’t… be where you are, well it’s okay… to be… left alone." This repetition highlights the frustration and fear the singer has about not being able to reach their goals or be with the person they want to be with. Despite feeling left behind and isolated, they ultimately come to the realization that it is okay to be alone and that they can find their own path.


Overall, "Left Alone" is a poignant and introspective song that deals with themes of loneliness, sacrifice, and acceptance. The repeated questions and refrains add to the song's emotional impact, while the singer's raw vocals give the lyrics added weight.


Line by Line Meaning

How many times...am I going to lie?
How often will I continue to deceive myself?


Am I going to tell myself...it’s going to be fine
Will I keep telling myself everything will be alright?


How many years...am I going to try?
For how long will I persist in trying?


There’s something that never comes around
There is something that I never seem to attain


Is this how I die?
Am I going to feel like a failure?


If I can’t...be where you are
If I cannot reach you


If I can‘t...feel what you want, let me know
If I am unable to sense what you desire, please inform me


If I can’t...be where you are...well it’s okay...to be...left alone
It is alright to be on my own if I cannot be with you


How many years...am I going to wait?
For how long will I keep waiting?


Before I can be the rising star when your skies are gray
Prior to becoming the one who lifts you up when you are feeling down


How many days...am I going to waste?
For how many more days will I squander?


I feel dark and all alone...when I run away
I experience emptiness when I withdraw myself


If I can’t...be what you want, let me know
If I fail to fulfill your desires, please inform me


If I can’t...be where you are...well, it’s okay...to be...left alone
It is acceptable to be by myself if I cannot join you




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Comments from YouTube:

@sonjahaleigh

I love Vince Vaccaro, Hes got a song for any mood. Not matter how sad, it always cheers me up!

@angant6467

So beautiful...

@KaraZigay

I'd wait forever....

@FrauleinStutengarten

wow. ...!

@queenofmyleon

Just came across your music tonight and just love it.

@SilverFlame819

This song is such a fucking heart clencher.

@FrauleinStutengarten

wow. ...!

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