"How Do You Get That Lonely?" as written by and Kelley/larsen Lovelace....
It was just another story written on the second page
Underneath the Tiger's football score
It said he was only eighteen, a boy about my age
They found him face down on his bedroom floor
There'll be services on Friday at the Lawrence Funeral Home
Then out on Mooresville highway, they'll lay him 'neath a stone...
How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad
To make you make the call, that havin' no life at all
Is better than the life that you had
How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go
How do you get that lonely... and nobody know
Did his girlfriend break up with him, did he buy or steal that gun?
Did he lose a fight with drugs or alcohol?
Did his Mom and Daddy forget to say I love you son?
Did no one see the writing on the wall?
I'm not blamin' anybody, we all do the best we can
I know hindsight's 20/20, but I still don't understand...
How do you get that lonely, how do you hurt that bad
To make you make the call, that havin' no life at all
Is better than the life that you had
How do you feel so empty, you want to let it all go
How do you get that lonely... and nobody know
It was just another story printed on the second page
Underneath the Tiger's football score...

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"How Do You Get That Lonely" as written by Blaine Larsen Rory Lee Feek


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    General Commentomg i cant beleave i am the first one to write about this song! go me!i am not a normal country fan but this song really hits me...

    just last night i got in a fight with my parents and ran away to one of my best friends house--she is like a sister--and i found out she was ganna commit suiside! she had the note, when she was ganna do it, and how she was ganna do it. and finally when i had to go cuz there was a cop and my mom was at the door. i was balling and so was she. she told me she didnt know how to help me and i said i dont think she really can besides not killing her self and she told me she wouldnt. now i am in HUGE trouble but i kinda think it was fate for me to go---i mean if i didnt and had just went to my room when i was mad she would be dead by now---i cant tell my parents about it cuz she will be sent away if anyone finds out that she was suisidal but i am ok with w\e happens to me as long as i can call her and hear her voice!
    not_so_perfecton February 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont really like country at all, but i was flipping thru tv and this video was on, and i heard the words and watched the whole video. it struck me, bc a yr ago my dad comitted suicide, and the words to this song ask all the questions that i wish i could ask my dad:

    "How do you get that lonely
    How do you hurt that bad to make you Make the call that having no life at all is Better than the life that you had
    How do you feel so empty you wanna let it all go
    How do you get that lonely and no body knows"
    meggie_630on March 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm surprised more people haven't commented on this song. earlier today i was flippin through the channels and i saw this video and couldn't take myself away from it. i was dumbfounded by the end of it cuz it put into perspective a little where i used to be.
    halfaliveon April 07, 2005   Link
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    General Comment...The first time I listened to this...I cried and cried and cried.

    I was going through a tough time, cutting, wanting to kill myself due to a breakup with a girl I love...still love...so much.

    ...and this song...for some reason...helped me.
    The6thon September 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAmazing song. It's probably going to be his best throughout his long or short career depending on what comes next for him. I love this song.
    Mr. No Nameon February 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song really means a lot to me.. you see it was wrote for my cuz.. and those tigers are my home town football team.. i miss you so much lance!! we all do back here in mt.p!! cant wait to see you again
    dixie2007on December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI went to highschool with him so I might be a little biased, but Blaine has a great voice. Not really much of a country music fan myself, although I like this song. Hope he has a successful career, how many thing are cooler than having gone to highschool with a famous person.
    hannibalkingon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis past april i lost a friend to suicide... RJH... this song played at his wake and his funeral and it just makes me wonder so much.. we never knew he would do anything like this. the song fits perfect to how myself, his other friends, and his family are feeling.
    cwald619on July 06, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI lost a friend to suicide about half a year ago, and when I heard this song, I was crying before the first chorus.

    And yeah, I hate country. But this is different.
    Mondenkindon June 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy cousin committed sucide in march of 2007 and this song is just the exact menaing i was looking for. you would never see him upset but i guess in reality he was. You will never be able to understand why someone kills themselve and I think that is the point that he is trying to make to the listeners of this song.
    xx courtney marie xxon November 24, 2008   Link

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