Alone Again (Naturally) Lyrics - Gilbert O’Sullivan

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In a little while from now
If I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise 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 whoever
What it's like
When you're shattered
Left standing in the lurch at a church
Were people are saying, My God, that's tough
She stood him up
No point in us remaining
We 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 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
Talk about, God in His mercy
Oh, 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
Alone again, naturally

Looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the 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

Thanks to piero for the correction

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  • 1 Nothing Rhymed
  • 2 No Matter How I Try
  • 3 Clair
  • 4 At The Very Mention Of Your Name
  • 5 Matrimony
  • 6 Or So They Say
  • 7 Get Down
  • 8 What's In A Kiss
  • 9 A Friend Of Mine
  • 10 A Womans Place
  • 11 Alone Again (Naturally)
  • 12 Hold On To What You Got
  • 13 Miss My Love Today
  • 14 We Will
  • 15 Dear Dream
  • 16 Thunder And Lightning
  • 17 Came To See Me Yesterday
  • 18 Is It A Crime
  • 19 Tomorrow Today
  • 20 Where Peaceful Waters Flow