Who Sang There's a Lot of Lonely People Tonight? Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin Short Stories cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin
release date: 1974-4
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:46
There's a lot of lonely people tonight
Trying to make it through 'til the morning light
There's me and you, babe, that's alright
There's a lot of lonely people tonight

I'm holdin' on tight to my pillow
I wish it had a life of its own
Starin' at the ceilin,' such a funny feelin'
But nobody home

But I know you're out there somewhere
That you feel the same way too
Now my only problem is trying to find
A way of getting through to you

There's a lot of lonely people tonight
Trying to make it through 'til the morning light
There's me and you, babe, that's alright
There's a lot of lonely people tonight

I guess we share the same old dream
Or maybe it's the same old lie
There's only one thing I'm sure of, now
And that's our time keeps rolling by

And far too many days run out
And nights begin this way
With my half of our hopeful couple
Trying to hold the dark at bay

There's a lot of lonely people tonight
Trying to make it through 'til the morning light
There's me and you, babe, that's alright
There's a lot of lonely people tonight

You can meet me on a city street
Or meet me by a country stream
You can meet me on a mountain top, babe
But don't you meet me in my dreams

You can meet me tomorrow morning
Baby, maybe you met me back when
You can meet me now inside this song
Cause I don't wanna sleep alone again

There's a lot of lonely people tonight
Trying to make it through 'til the morning light
There's me and you, babe, that's alright
Cause there's a lot of lonely people

So many lonely people
There's a lot of lonely people all over the world
We even lay with children and beautiful girls
Yes, there's me and you, babe, but that's alright
Cause there's a lot of lonely people tonight



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Short Stories
  • 2 W.O.L.D.
  • 3 Song for Myself
  • 4 Song Man
  • 5 Changes
  • 6 They Call Her Easy
  • 7 Mr. Tanner
  • 8 Mail Order Annie
  • 9 There's a Lot of Lonely People Tonight
  • 10 Old College Avenue

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin