Only the Lonely

Album: All Four One (1982)
Charted: 9
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  • 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
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Comments: 5

  • 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
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