"Lonesome Loser" as written by and David John Briggs....
Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
Beaten by the Queen of Hearts every time.
Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
He's a loser but he still keeps on trying.

Sit down, take a look at yourself
Don't you want to be somebody?
Someday somebody's gonna see inside
You have to face up, you can't run and hide.

Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
Beaten by the Queen of Hearts every time.
Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
He's a loser but he still keeps on trying.

Unlucky at love at least that's what they say
He lost his head and he gambled his heart away
He still keeps searching though there's nothing left
Staked his heart and lost, now he has to pay the cost

Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
Beaten by the Queen of Hearts every time.
Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
He's a loser but he still keeps on trying.

"It's okay." he smiles and says
But this loneliness is driving him crazy.
He don't show what goes on in his head
But if you watch very close you'll see it all

Sit down, take a look at yourself
Don't you want to be somebody?
Someday somebody's gonna see inside
You have to face up, you can't run and hide.

Have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?
Now tell me have you heard about the Lonesome Loser?


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"Lonesome Loser" as written by David John Briggs

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  • +2
    General Commentthis song,is a description of me....enough said.
    XCoRyXon March 26, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe too. This is ssoo about me.
    tooloudtoolateon June 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStory of my life, too.

    At least the lonesome loser keeps on trying, though!
    Acey_Deareston January 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know this song is the most definite proof of what shallow mindset existed back in the 70s.

    Now we know even the most mundane job is to be apreciated and a person is not a loser for doing a lesser job than they are capable. It is easy to see the error of this song.

    And what exactly where they trying to promote here..? If a woman is truley a "queen of hearts" then money and materialism would not be the end all.

    Shame on a man for trying to win the apple of his eye. He should first be wealthy and succesful (like we are) and "be somebody".

    What a crock of shit.

    But the trick about the song is it's generic enough to promote a sense of "guilt" in any precieved direction and as the previous post comments it was used quite commonly as an insult song.

    So to me, this song is LRB identity. This is the song they should go down in history as their contribution to the world. A song that promoted materialistic slut-dome.

    Me, I never got into the band. All their songs seemed so generic cookie cutter and teeny bopperish. There was no thrill of real rock. Just some sucky preachy lyrics that leaves me cold.

    If you read into LRB history, you'll see allot of the members did not get allong and would quit. Their history speaks volumes of itself.

    RJ
    RJSoftwareon June 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song cracks me up :) Old 70s. Only those from this day and age can appreciate the song.

    A guy that keeps trying to find love but can never win at it. Just like a person gambling his money away. This guy keeps gambling his heart. Sucks to be a lonesome loser who can't win at love.. but he still keeps on trying :)

    This song has been stuck in my head for days!

    Rock on 1970s :)
    lastsongon October 29, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaaha wow
    Reading comments from near a decade ago is FUN
    Caporalion January 21, 2016   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningHas the song writer David John Briggs ever discussed definitively what the song is about? As I would like to hear what says
    truewordson October 16, 2016   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song to me means that anyone *else's* pain, desperation, loneliness is easy to bear. The speed of the song is breezy an dlusty and happy. The pretty 1970s harmonies sound a bit silly in 2007, and no one in that band sounds lonely. Works well as -
    a) gimmick song to mock your friends;
    b) a way to get back at an ex-girlfriend/boyfriend;
    c) a song to make people leave your house.

    Wow. September 11, 2001 made so many songs sound 20 times as trite as they were anyway.

    All said though, could be a case of the band putting together a decent song and adding the "lonesome loser" lyrics because they just "happened" - as Genesis' "No Son Of Mine."

    Hunter Newman
    meanspeed.com
    Hunter Newmanon October 01, 2007   Link

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