Christina Perri — The Lonely lyrics

[Verse 1]
2am, where do I begin?
Crying off my face again.
The silent sound of loneliness,
Wants to follow me to bed!

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm the ghost of a girl
That I want to be most.
I'm the shell of a girl
That I used to know well.

[Chorus]
Dancing slowly in an empty room,
Can the lonely take the place of you?
I sing myself a quiet lullaby,
Let you go and let the lonely in
To take my heart again.

[Verse 2]
Too afraid to go inside,
For the pain of one more loveless night.
Cause the loneliness will stay with me,
And hold me till I fall asleep.

[Pre-Chorus]
I'm the ghost of a girl
That I want to be most.
I'm the shell of a girl
That I used to know well.

[Chorus]
Dancing slowly in an empty room,
Can the lonely take the place of you?
I sing myself a quiet lullaby,
Let you go and let the lonely in
To take my heart again.

[Bridge]
Broken pieces of
A barely breathing story.
Where there once was love,
Now there's only me
And the lonely!

[Chorus]
Dancing slowly in an empty room,
Can the lonely take the place of you?
I sing myself a quiet lullaby,
Let you go and let the lonely in
To take my heart again.
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Songwriters: Hodges, David / Perri, Christina
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