"Lonely One" is the ninth track on The Mohrs' debut album, Kings of Nowhere
. It was the second song that prolific singer, songwriter, and producer, Hawksley Workman, and The Mohrs' frontwoman, Jackie Mohr, wrote together. After writing their first tune together, "Cassette Tape
," Mohr was worried about the musical direction they were taking because it was more poppy than she wanted. She told Workman that she needed to write something heavier, so he came up with the guitar part in the first verse and lyrics that painted the image of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.