Sleepin' Alone Lyrics

John Denver


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: John Denver
album: Track 4 in album Some Days Are Diamonds
release date: 1981-6
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
length: 3:31

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John Denver Some Days Are Diamonds cover art
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This song was first released on the Some Days Are Diamonds Album. It is the only album it appears on.

For someone who's got everything, life can still be rough
If things are what you're lookin' for, there's never quite enough
And all the tea in China won't make a house a home
You can be a millionaire and still be sleepin' alone

There might be some one night stands to ease the pain inside
Or someone you can call around if you've lost all your pride
Please don't be mistaken. I don't mean to put that down
I know there's times when anything is better than sleepin' alone

Sleepin' alone can make a bottle just about your dearest friend
Sleepin' alone can make you swear to God this night will never end

You know it's not company you are lookin' for
You know it's not just pleasure, you know it's somethin' more
You know it's not the answer if it's not like comin' home
If the one who's there doesn't really care, it's worse than sleepin' alone

Sleepin' alone can make a bottle just about your dearest friend
Sleepin' alone can make you swear to God this night will never end

For someone who's got everything, life can still be rough
If things are what you're lookin' for, there's never quite enough
And all the gold that glitters won't make a house a home
You can be a millionaire and still be sleepin' alone
You might be a millionaire and still be sleepin' alone

Words and music by John Denver





Track Listing

  • 1 Some Days Are Diamonds
  • 2 Gravel on the Ground
  • 3 San Francisco Mabel Joy
  • 4 Sleepin' Alone
  • 5 Easy, on Easy Street
  • 6 The Cowboy and the Lady
  • 7 Country Love
  • 8 Till You Opened My Eyes
  • 9 Wild Flowers in a Mason Jar
  • 10 Boy From the Country