"Never Leave Lonely Alone" as written by and Ben ...
Like an old man
Sitting alone at a lunch counter
Like a small town girl
A big city devours
Some of us laugh
Even in our darkest hour

Never leave lonely alone

Unspoken rules of solitude
Wound without a trace
A lifetime of dreams roll down your face
All that we can't say
Is all we need to hear
When you close your eyes
Does the world disappear

There's something in everyone
Only they know
It moves in the hidden ways
Of joy and sorrow

Never leave lonely alone


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"Never Leave Lonely Alone" as written by Ben C Harper

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    General CommentI am sure other comments will follow in time because, truly, this is an incredible song. Obviously it speaks about the pain and hurt that people experience--the lonliness that envelopes them. But the way it does it. Just so raw and exposed. You feel what he's talking about when he sings: "a lifetime of dreams roll down your face." And you understand what he means when he says "all that we can't say is all we need to hear." It's such a well-written song because it makes us feel. Such honest songwriting... glad to finally have a new Ben Harper album.
    moody01on March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis one caught me off guard. I like how he talks about real people.."like an old man at a lunch counter.." he talks about real people, real situations..never leave lonley alone. All the lonely people. I think he's saying we all have a soul, when we do leave this earth, its not alone. "Something in everyone only they know it moves in the hidden ways of joy and sorrow."
    Beautiful.
    productofthe80son May 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmazing tune. Loneliness. Defeat.
    Technicolor_Dreamson June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI want to go talk to that old man at the lunch counter. Wow... sad, yet uplifting... beautiful.
    ATrain162on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentperfect song about loneliness.
    joshuatreeon March 24, 2008   Link

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