Who Sang Lonely Boy? Andrew Gold

Andrew Gold What’s Wrong With This Picture? cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976
length: 4:23
producer: Peter Asher
engineer: Val Garay
assistant engineer: Dennis Kirk and Greg Ladanyi
background vocals: Linda Ronstadt
bass: Kenny Edwards
bell: Michael Botts
drums (drum set): Michael Botts
electric piano: Brock Walsh
guitar: Dan Dugmore and Waddy Wachtel
handclaps: Andrew Gold and Peter Asher
synthesizer: Brock Walsh
vocal: Andrew Gold
piano: Andrew Gold
tambourine: Andrew Gold
cowbell: Andrew Gold
Lyrics
LONELY BOY
Andrew Gold

He was born on a summer day 1951
And with a slap of a hand
He landed as an only son
His mother and father said what a lovely boy
We'll teach him what we learned
Ah yes just what we learned
We'll dress him up warmly and
We'll send him to school
It'll teach him how to fight
To be nobody's fool

Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

In the summer of '53 his mother
Brought him a sister
And she told him we must attend to her needs
She's so much younger than you
Well he ran down the hall and he cried
Oh how could his parents have lied
When they said he was an only son
He thought he was the only one

Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy

Goodbye mama, goodbye to you
Goodbye papa I'm pushing on through

He left home on a winter day 1969
And he hoped to find all the love
He had lost in that earlier time
Well his sister grew up
And she married a man
He gave her a son
Ah yes a lovely son
They dressed him up warmly
They sent him to school
It taught him how to fight
To be nobody's fool

Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy
Oh what a lonely boy







Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Hope You Feel Good
  • 2 Passing Thing
  • 3 Do Wah Diddy
  • 4 Learning the Game
  • 5 Angel Woman
  • 6 Must Be Crazy
  • 7 Lonely Boy
  • 8 Firefly
  • 9 Stay
  • 10 Go Back Home Again
  • 11 One of Them Is Me

  • Release information
    label: Asylum Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin