"Splendid Isolation" as written by and Warren Zevon....
I want to live alone in the desert
I want to be like Georgia O'Keefe
I want to live on the Upper East Side
And never go down in the street
Michael Jackson in Disneyland
Don't have to share it with nobody else
Lock the gates, Goofy, take my hand
And lead me through the world of self
Splendid isolation
I don't need no one
Splendid isolation

Don't want to wake up with on one beside me
Don't want to take up with nobody new
Don't want nobody coming by without calling first
Don't want nothing to do with you

I'm putting tinfoil up on the windows
Lying down in the dark to dream
I don't want to see their faces
I don't want to hear them scream
Splendid isolation
I don't need no one
Splendid isolation
Splendid isolation
I don't need no one
Splendid isolation

Don't want to wake up with no one beside me
Don't want to take up with nobody new
Don't want nobody coming by without calling first
Don't want nothing to do with you


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"Splendid Isolation" as written by Warren Zevon

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    General Commentdouble negatives
    tarnalon December 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHe just wants to be left alone.... he wants to go into seclusion. to be a recluse even....
    Kezon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm usually not a big fan of covers, but Pete did a nice job with this Zevon song. Always thought it was more of a "I just wanna be by myself" song, rather than "LEAVE ME ALONE!"
    Morty72on May 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis was originally written by the late, brilliant Warren Zevon of "Werewolves of London" and "Lawyers, Guns and Money" fame. It's about that feeling of wanting to be left alone. I believe Zevon went through a depression at one point in his life, and actually holed up in his room for a long time, eventually writing this about the experience. We've all felt that way at some point in our lives...just wanting to "lie down in the dark to dream".
    mightymattfijion December 12, 2008   Link

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