Songs about being alone

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What songs do you like about being alone? Can be celebratory, sad, self-accepting....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGEAEfl6oZg

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:32 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGqKwy4yM0

how's life, Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:40 (one week ago) Permalink

check the chorus. its been stuck in my head for like a week

how's life, Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:41 (one week ago) Permalink

really great how's life

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:49 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8VXnvbc1c0

sleepingbag, Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:52 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7rkHi6scBw

mookieproof, Sunday, 11 February 2018 23:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Georges Moustaki - Ma Solitude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9-OzSzCDWo

(url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9-OzSzCDWo]English translation)

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:03 (one week ago) Permalink

(oops, second link should be this)

how to diss a peer completely (unregistered), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:04 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oPYmaN3QhM

does anyone in here get hit with inside fevers?
so bad sometimes it's hard to move around
they'll show you all the things you are not doing
instead of helping you they lock you out
and you're whining you shouldn't waste your money
but the couch fibers keep you inside
so i'm so sorry I came in late this evening
but all the clocks around the town had died
and all the fruit store's colors were so bright
with couples smiling cooking things tonight
and what were all those troubles on my mind?
oh I took a walk

The room is filled with men in coats
And I don't break 'til midnight shock
Are you feeling warm tonight?
Turn it down? Well, I just might
The room is filled with ancient apes
Where I've been and what I ate
What I asked you drill them out
And remove every little doubt
The room is filled with gummy bears
Electric shavers, ingrown hairs
I keep the curtains high enough
You sleep on cotton, rest in fluff
The room is filled with catalogues
Encyclopedias, books enough
To keep me busy in the morning
Sun sets fast without warning
The room is filled with cords and plugs
Electronic translucent bugs
And what's that crawling all around?
What's that twitching, is it still alive!?
Is it still alive!?
Is it still alive!?

does anyone in here get hit with inside fevers?
so bad sometimes it's hard to move around
they'll show you all the things you are not doing
instead of helping you they lock you out
and you're whining you shouldn't waste your money
but the couch fibers keep you inside
so i'm so sorry I came in late this evening
but all the clocks around the town had died
and all the fruit store's colors were so bright
with couples smiling cooking things tonight
and what were all those troubles on my mind?
yes I took a walk
oh I like a walk

flappy bird, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:15 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk1QgD7wi3w

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:18 (one week ago) Permalink

flappy that song is so good! love that one

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:18 (one week ago) Permalink

It was the first one that came to mind when I saw this thread. Going over the lyrics, it may not be strictly about 'being alone' in one's room or whatever, and yeah he does address someone in the lyrics, but I always pictured the dialogue in the narrator's mind, the whole thing going thru his head as he takes his walk at night. It's very much a nighttime song, a reflective song. on some days it's my favorite AC song.

flappy bird, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:21 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkCcQXzuSwU

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X3HKEC68EM

meaulnes, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:24 (one week ago) Permalink

There's probably a good Syd Barrett one

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:25 (one week ago) Permalink

"Inside me I feel/ Alone and unreal"

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:30 (one week ago) Permalink

this is the first song that popped into my mind
i only know 2 suicidal tendencies songs and this is one of them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiGK3GFhOTg

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Kevin Coyne, "Jackie and Edna"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGoAPGSdxhM

"They say you're married
with children of your own"

Video reach stereo bog (Tom D.), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Simon and Garfunkel. I Am A Rock.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKlSVNxLB-A

Sushi and the Banchan (Spectrist), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Bowie - Sound and Vision

J. Sam, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLp9yczMSVA

pomenitul, Monday, 12 February 2018 00:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Bowie - Sound and Vision

― J. Sam, Sunday, February 11, 2018 7:51 PM (five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

good one

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 12 February 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

oh also Ying Yang Twins - "By Myself"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_GrT-p5c_A

J. Sam, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:00 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwpP6gNiIWE

imago, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:01 (one week ago) Permalink

sia

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Owr4U55WpDs

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 01:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Scott Walker- On Your Own Again
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=06LMuzmjTJ4

R Stevie Moore - Hobbies Galore
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=10tTwpGRyNc

Pulp - The Fear
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zaeQmrMgw7M

Pheeel, Monday, 12 February 2018 13:45 (one week ago) Permalink

Loudon Wainwright's "One Man Guy"

There's also a Rufus version but I prefer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=coYO0r9eIqY

I'm walking on Sondheim (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 12 February 2018 14:19 (one week ago) Permalink

This is prime Julien Baker territory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xV1dMqeb4_U

Evan R, Monday, 12 February 2018 14:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Did we get this far with no one mentioning Heart?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 12 February 2018 15:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Can't see YouTubes at work so don't know if this is one of the unlabeled links upthread but this is sincerely one of my all-time favorite songs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wnw7hNjex_k
Grover - 'What Do I Do When I'm Alone?'

Nonsense Ape Debones His Foot (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 February 2018 15:25 (one week ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/j3KX-wqV1oQ

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 12 February 2018 15:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Did we get this far with no one mentioning Heart?

O Gilbert, Where Art Thou?

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Despite being called Alone, it's not really about being alone.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 February 2018 15:34 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiKcd7yPLdU

I prefer the 3DN version, don't @ me

Johnny Fever, Monday, 12 February 2018 15:36 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E3hDkfJb9c

brimstead, Monday, 12 February 2018 16:01 (one week ago) Permalink

http://youtu.be/whWtNIsfIAs

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Both those Police tracks are good btw

Apologies if I missed it but did we do

https://youtu.be/ICKToz7BLLA

I'm walking on Sondheim (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 12 February 2018 18:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Gah, sorry, voodoo c. already posted Al

I'm walking on Sondheim (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 12 February 2018 18:13 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BASLQBHbqM

mandarax, Monday, 12 February 2018 21:43 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Q3mHyzn78

djh, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:14 (one week ago) Permalink

(It's not actually about being alone, is it?)

djh, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:14 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7KznfgGHK4

omar little, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:17 (one week ago) Permalink

xp: i considered sharing 'be alone' by paramore, but its along the same lines.

how's life, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:18 (one week ago) Permalink

share away!

kolakube (Ross), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Eleanor Rigby

hoooyaaargh it's me satan (voodoo chili), Monday, 12 February 2018 22:22 (one week ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7DMqPdgMuM

nashwan, Monday, 12 February 2018 22:39 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't think it's meant to be about being alone, but Pink Floyd's "The Great Gig In The Sky" was the first song that came to mind.

I like to listen to it alone, and it seems to be about feeling so deeply.

Never thought about the lyrics until I just looked them up:

(At 0:38)

"And I am not frightened of dying. Any time will do, I don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying? There's no reason for it – you've got to go sometime."

(At 3:33, faintly)

"I never said I was frightened of dying."

nicky lo-fi, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 17:19 (one week ago) Permalink

I feel like there should be something from The Muppets. "Halfway Down The Stairs", maybe?

But for now ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaOx6QcJoJg

djh, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:16 (one week ago) Permalink

My favorite has always been Bruce Springsteen: Open All Night

The flipside to that song is State Trooper

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:28 (one week ago) Permalink


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