"Lonely People" as written by and Daniel/palomar Layus....
I swear I never watched you sleeping
Well honey, I'm an honest man
I guess it always gets me drinking
She makes me sad

Sweet, sweet and cold
Clean up the mess and sleep the day away
When you call, I might be here
I might be gone
But here at the sound of the bells you cry
You've lost your mind
But dear, don't be sad
It's just a dream you dreamt you had

But I ain't seen you look so good
So honey
I guess it always gets me drinking
Well Holly, she makes me sad
Forgive me if I look so lonely
It's not that bad

Hey, well I know
California might be warm this time of year
I should go, turn the engine and the radio
But it's cold, always cold
This hotel room won't let me sleep
Well time, it's alright
I guess I'll just stay up all night

But I ain't seen you look so good
So honey
I guess it always gets me drinking
Well Holly, she makes me sad
Forgive me if I look so lonely
It's not that bad
Sometimes it's just the sound of the TV that gets me always wondering why
Sometimes it's just a conversation that makes me cry
It makes me cry

Oh, so honey
I guess it always gets me drinking
Well Holly, she makes me sad
Forgive me if I look so lonely
It's not that bad
Sometimes it's just the sound of the TV that gets me always wondering why
Sometimes it's just a conversation that makes me cry
It makes me cry
The lonely people, lonely people


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"Lonely People" as written by Jared Palomar Daniel Layus

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    General Commentthis song is gorgeous.
    "well honey i'm an honest man"
    wokeupinacaron May 30, 2006   Link
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    General Commentholy goodness gracious this song is a.m.a.z.i.n.g.
    doesn't sound really anything like their other songs, so it surprised me. i LOVE it.
    bangkissbangon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti never realized how good this song was until like yesterday [i've had the cd since like march, too!]

    so catchy and fantastic lyrics
    martinusgirlon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General Commentincredible song - i can never get enough of this.

    This song could have allot of different meanings, but I think the main idea is that this guy and this girl, Holly, both loved each other, and now hes gone away to california to make it big and try his luck there. Inside he still loves herr, but cant decide whether or not to let her know or not. H'es obviously lonely and cares about her and thinks about her, but he doesnt know how to go about loving her again so he drinks his heartache away until he forgetts about her. I totally relate cuz I live in south cali and it can be very lonely.

    its really catchy like martinus said
    buffy_xlv05on March 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNo, I think Holly is his current girlfriend and he's being honest with her.

    His ex is unamed. He's telling Holly to forgive him for seeming distant or sad. It's because he misses the ex and seeing her sends him into a tailspin (the drinking).
    cubbyblueson May 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt seem to me as if Holly is his ex. He misses her badly and in his lonely, drunken nights he is reflecting on his current lonely lifestyle without her..."Well Holly, she makes me sad
    Forgive me if I look so lonely
    It's not that bad".

    I'm not quite sure bc it gets a little hazy around the middle of the song but based on other songs (Wasteland, Sundays Best) and portions of this one it seems as if he has seen her since the break up "I ain't seen you look so good" and it has only made him long for her more. It seems as if he may even suggest her coming back to CA "California might be warm this time of year
    we should go". (Since she has left for Boston to start a new life and left him behind).

    Whether or not she did or did not eventually come back with him for a bit is hard to say but the bottom ine to the song (as in many of the other if not all of the songs is that he is so lonely...with or without her but especially without her.
    "Sometimes it's just the sound of the TV that gets me always wondering why
    Sometimes it's just a conversation that makes me cry
    It makes me cry" ....these lyrics seem to only further emphasize his lonliness and depression. Sometimes it is something as innocent and simple as the TV or a conversation that get him spiralling downward. He so sad and alone that sometiems that's all it takes.
    EricaLon August 30, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with cubbyblues regarding the meaning..

    Sometimes it's just the sound of the TV that gets me always wondering why
    Sometimes it's just a conversation that makes me cry
    It makes me cry

    i love this. that was me last year.
    the august wayon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with cubbyblues regarding the meaning..

    Sometimes it's just the sound of the TV that gets me always wondering why
    Sometimes it's just a conversation that makes me cry
    It makes me cry

    i love this. that was me last year.
    the august wayon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with cubbyblues too...makes more sense...
    I only just realised how awesome this song is...I've had it a while but it always got left in the background, besides the likes of Boston and Stars and Boulevards...
    Thee's just so much emotion in his voice in this song...
    poisoned_roseon November 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwow i love this song so much. i wish that they didnt include drinking in lots of their songs though. but i love the part of this song where it says "Hey, well I know
    California might be warm this time of year
    I should go, turn the engine and the radio
    But it's cold, always cold"
    thats my fav part. Daniel Layus has such a sweet and soothing and angelic voice and i can never get enough of it. I LOVE AUGUSTANA!
    2shy2dance111on March 29, 2008   Link

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