Aretha Franklin - Only The Lonely Lyrics




Each place I go only the lonely go
Some little small cafe
The songs I know only the lonely know
Each melody recalls a love that used to be

The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
Of lips as warm as May
That hopeless, hopeless game that only the lonely scheme
That soon somewhere, you’ll find a love that used to care

And you recall each fun time
Those picnics at the beach when love was new
It well could be that one time
That a hopeless, a hopeless little dream like that comes true

If you find love hang on to each caress
And never let love go
Oh, you will know, you’ll know the loneliness
The heartbreak that only the lonely know





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  1. Miss Myasia

    The Columbia Records years were some of the most breathtaking and beautiful music ever made. There's nothing like a teenaged Aretha! RIP our beloved Queen

    WestJason9

    Miss Myasia her voice was breathtaking

  2. Carizmojones

    It's just such a shame that her considerable body of work for Columbia isn't as well known or acknowledged as is her more renowned Atlantic Records recordings.

    GOD BLESS ARETHA FRANKLIN

  3. Marcina Henry

    RIP Queen!!!

  4. Music Worth Buying

    An incredible recording. RIP Aretha Franklin...

  5. Kanaan ite

    Underrated cover in my opinion. Aretha is the best 💖

  6. Raphaelinskaya De Saint Remy

    thanks a lot for this post

  7. Robert Sampson

    This isn't Blues. This song is more or less Jazz. "Only The Lonely"

    zenobardot

    Next you'll be trying to tell me "Basin Street Blues" isn't the blues!

  8. Monica FL

    Each place I go only the lonely go
    Some little small cafe
    The songs I know only the lonely know
    Each melody recalls a love that used to be
    The dreams I dream only the lonely dream
    Of lips as warm as May
    That hopeless scheme only the lonely scheme
    That soon somewhere you'll find the one that used to care
    And you recall each fun time
    Those picnics at the beach when love was new
    It well could be the one time
    A hopeless little dream like that comes true
    If you find love hang on to each caress
    And never let love go
    For when it's gone you'll know the loneliness
    The heartbreak only the lonely know

  9. charles mccoy

    I purchased this album while in the military back in 1967 while overseas. I still have the album and just like then, I come to tears when listening to it on my record player. It is one hell of an album.

  10. mit coh

    Wow.  This is beautiful.

  11. chris thomas

    Her voice beautiful and her interpretation of this song is so moving.

    Matheus Bezerra de Lima

    Check also Sinatra's version. Sinatra recorded the definitive version.

  12. Dr. Jé

    .........And then you recall.....


    http://youtu.be/k7dy5NHgMWw

  13. twangbarfly

    Some of the greatest singing I've ever heard in my life. I don't know how many times I've been on the verge of tears listening to this... 

  14. Bill Siggelkow

    Stunningly beautiful.

    jayhlee5

    Sunday morning classics

    Henrietta Jones

    As a child, I listened to Miss Aretha Franklin singing all the beautiful ballads and jazzy love songs she recorded on the Columbia Record Label. This, I believe, is the reason why I love romance and lovelace. Her voice was so pure, I fell in love with it at age 11. Her unique way of piercing you to the marrow with intense and wonderful notes is just amazing. R.I.P. Miss Franklin.

  15. DaOrigTruthSeeker

    What a marvelous singer she is. This woman can move me like no other can ever do. I don't know of a style she has not covered in her long and brilliant career.