Beautiful South — Loneliness lyrics

{male voice}

Solitude has only existed since overspill demanded a view
Finding a space has only been around since the invention of the bustling queue
Forcing everyone to be a loner if they didn't join the regular crew
And if you weren't in the in crowd you were cast away
So don't let them cast away you

{duo voice}

Tight-knit families are tight enough for stranglehold or turn of the screw
And the only reason we wanted out was the sort of crowd that 'ordinary' drew

{male voice}

Emptiness needs rowdiness, a reminder of why it's recluse
Rowdiness needs the gap emptiness leaves to wallow in glorious youth

{duo voice}

Tight-knit families are tight enough for stranglehold or turn of the screw
And the only reason we wanted out was the sort of crowd that 'ordinary' drew

So as long as Man Friday's gone by Saturday, you're sure to find the arguments stop
You don't need time no space no room, just a story of which they're no part
Why a gentle request to be left alone feels like a kick in their heart,
Why any hug lasting more than one second always seems your cue to depart

{Female Voice}

By all means be your own person, but they choose the time and the place.
Please feel free to do your own thing, but make sure it's done at their pace.
Please feel free to do your own thing, but make sure it's done at their pace.
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