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Meaning Of Loneliness Lyrics

from What's Wrong With This Picture

"Meaning Of Loneliness" is track #6 on the album What's Wrong With This Picture. It was written by Van Morrison.
"Meaning Of Loneliness" is track #6 on the album What's Wrong With This Picture. It was written by Van Morrison.

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Lost in a strange city, nowhere to turn
Far cry from the streets that I came from
It can get lonely when you're traveling hard
But you can even be lonely, standing in your own backyard

Nobody knows the existential dread
Of the things that go on inside someone else's head
Whether it be trivial or something that Dante said
But baby, nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

No matter how well you know someone, you can only ever guess
How can you ever really know somebody else?
It takes more than a lifetime, just to get to know yourself
Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

I have to say a word about solitude
For the soul it sometimes, they say, can be good
And I'm partial to it myself, well, I must confess
Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

Well, there's Sartre and Camus, Nietzsche and Hesse
If you dig deep enough, you're gonna end up in distress
And no one escapes having to live life under duress
And no one escapes the meaning of loneliness

Well, they say keep it simple when it gets to be a mess
And fame and fortune ever brought anyone happiness
I must be lucky, some of my friends think that I'm really blessed
Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

No no nobody knows the meaning of loneliness
No no nobody knows the meaning of loneliness
Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness

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VAN MORRISON

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