Alone Again (naturally) Lyrics

Songwriters: O'Sullivan, Gilbert;

In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promised myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower

And climbing to the top
Will throw myself off
In an effort to make it clear to who
Ever what it's like when you're shattered

Left standing in the lurch, at a church
Where people are saying
My God that's tough, she stood him up
No point in us remaining

May as well go home
As I did on my own
Alone again, naturally

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay
Looking forward to, but who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play

But as if to knock me down
Reality came around
And without so much as a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces

Leaving me to doubt
All about God and His mercy
For if He really does exist
Why did He desert me

In my hour of need?
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally

It seems to me that
There are more hearts
Broken in the world
That can't be mended

Left unattended
What do we do? What do we do?

Now looking back over the years
And what ever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide my tears

And at sixty five years old
My mother, God rest her soul
Couldn't understand, why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken

Leaving her to start with a heart
So badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
No words were ever spoken

And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally
Alone again, naturally

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Songwriter(s): Gilbert O’Sullivan
Record Label(s): 2012 Grand Upright Music Ltd under exclusive licence to Union Square Music Ltd
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Sondahr 05/14/14,15:44

This is the life story of a man who has suffered much loss in his life. His bride- to-be humiliated him in front of the congregation, then he lost his father only to then watch his mother suffer a broken heart until she passed, too. These lyrics speak to me so much more today (2014) than they did in the 70's when I was a teen. I can relate to every part of these lyrics. Especially the first two stanzas.
A very sad story, indeed.
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