"Only Lonely" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Rucker, Jim Sonefeld and Dean Felber....
Hello again
Your words they make me smile
As I drift away
In my little room upstairs

Oh I spend my nights
Imagining your face your touch
Then I realize
How I don't even know your name

If we could share our time
Would I disappoint your fantasies
I believe that you could be the one I'm needing
'cause I'm

only lonely on the inside
didn't mean to take away your dreams
only lonely on the inside
when you close your eyes to your deepest thoughts

I could start to give apologies
For all the stupid things That I will say and I will do
If we should ever cross the same place at the same time
Would your world skip a beat 'cause it was me

If we could share our life
Would I disappoint your memories
I believe that I could be the one your needing
And I'm

only lonely on the inside
didn't mean to take away your dreams
only lonely on the inside
when you close your eyes to your deepest thoughts

If I could give back your hopes your joys your treasures
Don't you think that I would change my world
But there's so many things trying to pull us together
Even though we're far apart I can still watch you walk away

Only lonely on the inside
Didn't mean to take away your dreams
Only lonely on the inside
When you close your eyes do you see me

(in your deepest thoughts do you see me)
(when you close your eyes, in your deepest thoughts do you see me)



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"Only Lonely" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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    General CommentThis song is great. My ex-girlfriend told me about it. We met each other on the internet and fell in love. We met and everything. It kind of explained the way I felt the first few days of it all.

    "Hello again
    Your words they make me smile
    As I drift away
    In my little room upstairs"

    I don't know if it's about talking to someone on the internet and falling in love with them but that's my interpertation of the song.
    nickelback_2202on August 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, even though it does make me kinda sad. I have no idea why, though.
    Jacqalineon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI like this song, even though it does make me kinda sad. I have no idea why, though.
    Jacqalineon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI didn't mean to post twice. Sorry. But this song was written for a soundtrack.
    Jacqalineon May 11, 2004   Link
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    General CommentSoundtrack indeed. For "Message in a Bottle" with Kevin Costner. So, with the movie in mind I think the song is about falling in love with someone that you don't really know. Someone that you haven't been with, talked to one on one. In the movie the woman finds this passionate message as it leads her to the writer of the note. Or...something.
    Technicolor_Dreamson June 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenttoo bad not too many people can understand hootie's new stuff, or want to spend the time doing it. just listening to this can get pretty deep, if you know where to listen
    sailingawayon January 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIntoduced by a friend who I then came to love. Both in relationships so it was never gonna work. Got to the point where it hurts to listen to it but it was our song and means so much.

    "If we should ever cross the same place at the same time
    Would your world skip a beat 'cause it was me"
    Ecky Gon March 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthad to see the movie. Not sure if he wrote it just for the movie or not. But the song seems like she fell in love with him just by reading the letters he wrote to his wife. She Knew he was so lost by his deceased wife that she was willing to try but knew it was not going to happen .They say there is only one real true soul mate out there for all of us and I believe it . Great Song
    finfan1963on August 12, 2007   Link
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    General Commentin my opinon the song is about a love at first date or second.. he loves to see her and hear her voice and everything you should feel when in love yet he doesent even know her name. i feel the not knowing her name part gives the recently intoduced notion. he feels that this person could be the one he needs even thought he doesnt even really know her yet. either way its a great song
    karottopon January 16, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin my opinion i see the song meaning as almost love at first sight. you may not know the person verywell or you may not even know their name but you know there could be soming there. so you inmagine how it could go and how you would date. you would imagine what she looks like and how you would screw up and how you would appoligise. then you wonder in some way if she is thinking about you in the same way and if she were to pass you would she see something. and you want this so bad because you are lonley and you think this could be the cure to your sorrow. either way its an amazing song and thats how i interprated it.
    karottopon February 10, 2008   Link

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