Left Alone
max roach & abbey lincoln Lyrics


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Where's the love that's made to fill my heart?
Where's the one from whom I'll never part?
First they hurt me, then desert me
I'm left alone, all alone

There's no house that I can call my home
There's no place from which I'll never roam
Town or city, it's a pity
I'm left alone, all alone

Seek and find they always say
But up to now it's not that way
Maybe fate has let him pass me by
Or perhaps we'll meet before I die
Hearts will open, but until then





I'm left alone, all alone

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Left Alone" by Max Roach & Abbey Lincoln, speak of a longing for love and companionship. The song portrays the pain of being deserted, hurting, and feeling completely alone. The first verse illustrates a longing for a love that will fill the singer's heart and one that they will never part from. However, the next lines reveal that the singer has been hurt and deserted by someone whom they trusted. The chorus speaks of the singer's loneliness and the lack of a place they can call home. Despite seeking love and companionship, they are left alone and isolated.


The second verse builds on the themes of loneliness and isolation. The singer reflects on the fact that they have no home or place where they feel they belong. The lines ‘Town or city, it's a pity / I'm left alone, all alone’ emphasize how the singer's loneliness is not limited to a physical space. They are completely alone, regardless of where they are. The chorus, once again, emphasizes their loneliness.


The third verse speaks of the hope of finding love someday, but it's tinged with sadness and longing. The lines ‘Maybe fate has let him pass me by / Or perhaps we'll meet before I die’ speak to the singer's resignation to their fate, but they acknowledge the possibility of finding love. The final lines ‘Hearts will open, but until then / I'm left alone, all alone’ show that the singer understands that healing takes time, and until then, they must bear their loneliness.


Overall, "Left Alone" is a hauntingly beautiful and melancholic song that captures the essence of human longing and emotional pain. The lyrics paint a picture of a person who has experienced deep hurt and longing for love and companionship.


Line by Line Meaning

Where's the love that's made to fill my heart?
Where is the perfect love that's meant to complete and satisfy me?


Where's the one from whom I'll never part?
Where is the person who will stay with me forever?


First they hurt me, then desert me
At first, they cause me pain, and then they leave me all alone.


I'm left alone, all alone
I feel abandoned and have no one to turn to.


There's no house that I can call my home
I don't have anywhere that feels like my own.


There's no place from which I'll never roam
I haven't found a place where I can settle down and feel rooted.


Town or city, it's a pity
No matter where I go, it's unfortunate that I feel alone.


Seek and find they always say
People say you should search for what you want.


But up to now it's not that way
So far, that hasn't been my experience.


Maybe fate has let him pass me by
Perhaps destiny caused me to miss finding the love of my life.


Or perhaps we'll meet before I die
Maybe I'll find that special someone before I leave this world.


Hearts will open, but until then
Love will come eventually, but for now,


I'm left alone, all alone
I still feel lonely and have to deal with my desires and needs on my own.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BILLIE HOLIDAY, MAL WALDRON

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