No one here to guide you,
Now you're on your own.
Only me beside you.
Still you're not alone.
No one is alone, truly.
No one is alone.
Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood.
Others may deceive you.
You decide what's good.
You decide alone,
But no one is alone.
People make mistakes,
Fathers, mothers,
People make mistakes,
Holding to their own,
Thinking they're alone.
Honor their mistakes.
Ev'rybody makes
One another's terrible mistakes.
Witches can be right,
Giants can be good,
You decide what's right,
You decide what's good.
Just remember
Someone is on your side
Someone else is not
While you're seeing your side
Maybe you forgot;
They are not alone.
No one is alone.
Hard to see the light now
Just don't let it go
Things will come out right now.
We can make it so.
Someone is on your side,
No one is alone

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No One Is Alone song meanings
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    General CommentIncredible song.

    Origonal Broadway cast is better than revival.
    wolfplaya07on May 05, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI'm singing the soprano part in choir and it is such a pretty song:]
    LilMissSunshineXoXoon September 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoh my god. enough can't be said about this song. Stephen Sondheim has an amazing ability to write lyrics. this song is so influential. you don't have to look to deep in this song to find its message. everyone has someone on their side, even when they think that there is no one that will support them, there is still someone out there that will. "sometimes people leave you/halfway through the wood"-one of the only deep lines in the song. very well connected to real life and the context of "Into the Woods". sometimes people will leave you in some bad situations, but those people don't matter. there is still someone out there who will help you and support you.
    theatreguy15on April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhile the obvious point of the song may be- No one is alone, you dont have to feel alone because no matter how dark the situation someone will be there for you- it also can be seen in a quite different way, considering the context of the show. No one is alone can also mean- there are other people with you, you are not alone, therefore you should not make decisions based on just youself, you're decisions will effect others. just another way to look at it, especially from the shows point of view. love sonheim's lyrics. :)
    mothersaidon March 26, 2013   Link

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