"Ask The Lonely" as written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry....
You've been picked and it's over
What's the chip on your shoulder?
Outside were solid rainbows
Inside is where the heart grows
Picking up the pieces
Something more to believe in

As you search the embers
Think what you've had, remember
Hang on, don't you let go now
You know, with every heartbeat, we love
Nothing comes easy
Hang on, ask the lonely

You've got some fascination
With you high expectations
This love is your obsession
Your heart, your past possession
Let down your defenses
Won't be up to the one who cares

As you search the embers
Think what you've had, remember
Hang on, don't you let go now
You know, with every heartbeat, we love
Nothing comes easy

Hang on, ask the lonely
When you're feeling love's unfair
You just ask the lonely
When you're lost in deep despair
You just ask the lonely

When you're feeling love's unfair
You just ask the lonely
When you're lost in deep despair
You just ask the lonely

When you're feeling love's unfair
You just ask the lonely
When you're lost in deep despair
You just ask the lonely

Ask the lonely
When you're down in deep despair
When you're down in deep despair
Ask the lonely
Lonely
Lonely


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"Ask The Lonely" as written by William Stevenson Ivy Jo Hunter

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  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI scoured Google and Journey's site for lyrics and got nothing. After listening to the song, I think these are the correct lyrics. Feel free to make suggest changes. There's a few words I wasn't 100% on.

    Either it's "Inside is where the heart grows" or "Inside is where the hurt grows"
    "Hang on, no don't let go now" or "Hang on, but don't let go now"

    Full lyrics:


    You’ve been thinking it’s over
    What’s that chip on your shoulder?
    Outside were solid rainbows
    Inside is where the heart grows
    Picking up the pieces
    Something more to believe in
    As you search the embers
    Think what your heart remembers
    Hang on, no don’t let go now
    You know, with every heartbeat
    With love, nothing comes easy
    Hang on, ask the lonely

    You’ve got some fascination
    With your high expectations
    This love is your obsession
    Your heart, your prized possession
    Let down your defenses
    Open up to the one who cares
    As you search the embers
    Think what your heart remembers
    Hang on, no don’t let go now
    You know, with every heartbeat
    With love nothing comes easy
    Hang on, ask the lonely

    When you’re feeling love’s unfair
    You just ask the lonely
    When you’re lost in deep despair
    You just ask the lonely

    When you’re feeling love’s unfair
    You just ask the lonely
    When you’re lost in deep despair
    You just ask the lonely

    Heeey hey
    Ask the lonely

    When you’re down in deep despair
    When you’re down in deep despair

    Ask the lo-lo-lo-lonely
    Lonely
    blanklogoon June 23, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEvery fucking person is an idiot for thinking those are the lyrics.
    IMarrydDaveGrohlon September 30, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningTo me this song seems like it's directed at the people who are very superficial who think the nice person is not for them, and then wonder why they can't find solid relationship when all the asshole egotistical person break their heart. Pretty straight forward if you ask me. I mean just listen to that catchy and most epic chorus.
    FOH86on January 02, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwonderful song.....don't take things (especially love) for granted.....
    raisedonradio1109on February 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHOLY CRAP are you seroius only oen comment that is amazing i absolutely love this song! why the hell not. its awsome.
    minkoilon March 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of my favorite Journey songs, it just sounds great.
    DarkPooon May 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of my favorite journey songs too DarkPoo. I remember this from a little in "Two Of A Kind". That's where I had to find the soundtrack and it's on it.

    Now it's one of Journey's great songs.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you are feeling down in your love then ask the people without love how it feels.
    rushpwnsxon April 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMY FAVORITE JOURNEY SONG!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE STEVE PERRY. I WANT MY DAUGHTER TO HAVE HIS CHILDREN
    jmacks434on March 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIMarrydDaveGrohl: a little harsh but i agree these lyrics seem off. great song by my favorite band.
    theaveragelisteneron September 22, 2009   Link

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