"That's What the Lonely Is For" as written by and David Patrick Wilcox....
The depth of your dreams
The height of your wishes
The length of your vision to see
The hope of your heart is much bigger than this
For it's made out of what might be

Now picture your hope, your heart's desire,
As a castle that you must keep
In all of its splendor, it's drafty with lonely
This heart is too hard to heat

When I get lonely, that's only a sign
Some room is empty, but that room is there by design
If I feel hollow, that's just my proof that there's more
For me to follow
That's what the lonely is for

Is it a curse or a blessing, this palace of promise
When the empty chill makes you weep?
With only the thin fire of romance to warm you
These halls are too tall and deep

When I get lonely, that's only a sign
Some room is empty, but that room is there by design
If I feel hollow, that's just my proof that there's more
For me to follow
That's what the lonely is for

You can seal up the pain, build walls in the hallways
Close off a small room to live in
But those walls remain, and keep you there always
And you'll never know why you were given
Why you were given the lonely

Some room is empty...
If you feel hollow, that's just your proof there's more you need to follow

The depth of your dreams
The height of your wishes
The length of your vision to see
The hope of your heart is much bigger than this
For it's made out of what might be

When I get lonely, that's only a sign
Some room is empty, but that room is there by design
If I feel hollow, that's just my proof that there's more
For me to follow
That's what the lonely is for

When I get lonely...
Some room is empty...
If I feel hollow, that's just my proof that there's more for me to follow
That's what the lonely is for
...for me to follow, that's what the lonely is for
...for me to follow, that's what the lonely is for


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"That's What the Lonely Is For" as written by David Patrick Wilcox

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    General CommentOK, I'll try to control myself. It would sound like hyperbole to say this is the most meaningful song I have ever heard, but I admit it must be. After my mother died about 5 years ago, depression and disillusionment ensued. Several things sustained me and "Lonely" was formost among them. Night after night, I would set it to play over and over as I would go to sleep. Somehow, the idea that lonliness was not an end in itself but a pointer to our capacity and potential, found a home in my grief. Even the idea of a grand designer at work - the lonliness indicating something greater, bigger is in store resonates as true. And the limits of self, i.e. dreams, wishes and vision are eclipsed by the "hope of the heart" where if you look closely, you glimpse rarely that infinite potential. "Might be" is everything that I am not. A stunning DW masterpiece!
    reasondethronedon July 26, 2008   Link

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