We walked the loneliest mile We smile without any style We kiss all together wrong No intention
We lie about each other's drinks We live without each other Thinking what anyone would do Without me and you
It's like I told you Only the lonely can play
So hold on here we go Hold on to nothin' we know I feel so lonely Way up here
You mention the time we were together So long ago well I don't remember All I know is it makes me feel good now
It's like I told you only the lonely can play Only the lonely only the lonely can play
Only the lonely only the lonely can play It's like I told you only the lonely can play Only the lonely Only the lonely can play
Writer/s: Martha Emily Davis
Publisher: RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
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Ms JacksonIs the line really "We lied about each others drinks"? I thought it was 'dreams", lol.
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 5th 1982, the Motels performed "Only The Lonely" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'... At the time "Only The Lonely" was at #34 on the Top 100 chart... (See next post below).
Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 18th 1982, "Only the Lonely" by the Motels entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #90; and on July 11th it peaked at #9 (for 4 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100... The group had one other Top 10 record, 'Suddenly Last Summer", and it also peaked at #9 on the Top 100... Two other records titled "Only the Lonely" have made the Top 100; Roy Orbison's song peaked at #2 (for 1 week) in 1960 and LaFlavour reached #91 in 1980.
Michaelbrenden from Dc, MdSpooky mild reverb, mystical mind's veils waving, and star shimmers of the heart, this is one of my favorite, iconic 80s songs. Thank you, Motels.
Keith from Philadelphia, PaGreat guitar and sax solo's
The lyrics to "Heartbreak Hotel" were written by a steel guitar player who was once a dishwasher repairman. He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind a note saying only, "I walk a lonely street."