"Learn To Be Lonely" as written by and Chalres Hart Andrew Lloyd Webber....
Child of the wilderness
Born into emptiness
Learn to be lonely
Learn to find your way your way in darkness

Who will be there for you?
Comfort and care for you?
Learn to be lonely
Learn to be your one companion

Never dreamed out in the world
There are arms to hold you
You've always known
Your heart was on its own

So laugh in your loneliness
Child of the wilderness
Learn to be lonely
Learn how to love life that is lived alone

Learn to be lonely
Life can be lived
Life can be loved
Alone


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"Learn to Be Lonely" as written by Chalres Hart Andrew Lloyd Webber

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    General Commentwell, I think it was written specifically for Phantom of the Opera, so it's kind of obvious what it means. It's as if Eric (the phantom) is thinking to himself about what he has to do now. Learn to be lonely because of his looks. It's sad and Mini sings it beautifully. I find it amazing that she played Carlotta, even if she didn't sing the part. :p
    AquilaCaton April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNevermind the last post. At the beginning, it's about someone like the phantom, who has been shunned by society, and about how he has to go through life alone.
    AquilaCaton April 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. Its about resigning yourself to being lonely and ultimately realising that you don't need anyone but yourself. "life can be lived, life can be loved, alone." Poor Phantom, I would love him.
    Poeticaon January 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI also kind of read this song as learning how to love yourself, how being alone doesn't necessarily mean you have to be really uspet about being by yourself, that you can love your life being alone
    KatShoe11on February 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI see this more of a song of survival. Eric has clearly survived life shunned. He has been warped and perverted by the dark side of humanity; the Angel in Hell, fallen and broken.

    Eric embodies the hatred and intolerance of the society he grew up in, produced by the ridicule he experienced as a child. When he was set free, he was given time, years to nurse his tortured existence. Human, yet not so from being treated as a demon spawn. Wrapping himself in the gauze of destruction that they created for him, he forged himself an identity of independence. Alone and still a hurt child deep inside, he stands before the world putting on a brave face. He has to cut off his humanity, his desire to be human to survive in the face of a world that hates him.

    I really identify with this song and Eric's experience as a warped creature created by society's ugly side yet yearning deep inside to be human. To experience the same joys of love which are constantly being denied for the flesh that we are wrapped in, trapped.
    Jianon December 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentJian i completely agree, Eric embodies all that is the dark and twisted side of human nature.
    he is a perfect representation of abuse and what is wrong with society.
    phantom123on January 07, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually the singing is rather good on this
    vasnmoGoon August 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, its so pretty and kind of emo. yay.
    vampirebloodon April 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so beautiful. Of course, it's about the Phantom, but it's also about anyone who isn't able to find love. It's about learning to be on your own and accepting it, and even finding happiness.
    RosesAndRuffleson September 04, 2013   Link

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