"Oh, Lonesome Me" as written by and Don Gibson....
Everybody's going out and having fun
I'm a fool for staying home and having none.
I can't get over how she set me free.
Oh,oh, lonesome me.

There must be some way that I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about the past and find someone new
I've thought of everything from A to Z
Oh,oh, lonesome me.

I'll bet she's not like me
She's out and fancy free
Flirting with the boys with all her charms
But I still love her so,
And brother don't you know
I'd welcome her right back here in my arms

There must be some way that I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about my past and find someone new
I can't get over how she set me free
Oh,oh, lonesome me


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"Oh, Lonesome Me" as written by Don Gibson

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  • +1
    General CommentAs he mentioned this song is a cover.
    And this song was from the album "After The Gold Rush", it was a perfect fit for the album, the mood, the tempo and the lyrics.

    In the first verse, he is regretting her decission to leave him. He misses being the people who have fun, and aren't heartbroken.

    Second verse basically reflect's that he has tried and though of everything to not feel what he is feeling.


    Third verse comes every man's nightmare, the jealousness.
    He is probably miserable thinking she is with somebody else.

    Last verse is the chrous of the 2nd.

    Those are amazing lyrics for an awesome song.
    MookieBomberon July 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was written by Don Gibson and Young covers it. It was a country hit for Gibson in 1958.
    Rfeynmanon April 16, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti much perfer neil's version, i'm so lovesick. this is perfect
    Havenspearon August 18, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General Comment
    I think this song is about him getting dumped.
    I get the sense that the breakup was not mutual, at least not on his side (since he says he couldn't get over how she set him free)

    The song just describes the feeling you get when you lost someone you never want to lose.

    it reminds me of the time my bf (now ex-bf) broke up with me and I wasn't happy about it.

    it was around fourth of July "everyone is out having fun"
    and I was just home moping around "I couldn't get over how he set me free."
    I was losing hope thinking of ways "I could get rid of the blues and find someone new"
    and since he broke up with me I thought he's out there "fancy free, flirting with the girls with all her charms" (even if he isn't the type who does that)
    and in the end i knew in the back of my head that "I still love him and would still take him back"

    I really think it's the song that epitomizes situations where someone you love and they suddenly rejects you or breaks up with you.


    SweetJaneyandsweetsongson September 21, 2010   Link
  • -2
    General Commentas much as i love neils version...Don Gibson's is out of this world.
    youknowimrighton August 23, 2007   Link

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