"All Alone" as written by and Nathaniel Joseph/dost Ruess....
I fell in love with a wind-up souvenir
I bought it downtown as I was on my way to meet you
She sounds the like the songs you used to sing to put me to sleep
Now that you're gone, she's all that I've left to hold

And I feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

And I feel so all alone

I can't be you
I thought you might appreciate
The way that she dances
The painted look upon her face
She must have come from the sun
I want to take her through the park
Where she'd tell me I'm all that she wants
If she could even talk

I feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

And I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone

And she sits on my shelf
It makes me think of you
The way she carries the things that remind me of who
We used to be before we became antiques
She's a lot like you
But when I hold her too tight, I know she'll break
She just takes some glue to stay

And oI feel so all alone
No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

And I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone
I feel so all alone


Lyrics submitted by smileforthecamera, edited by nimchip, brechtsky, ElJay, gunflair, s7alter04

"All Alone" as written by Andrew Dost Jeff Bhasker

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  • +4
    General Commentas nate said when i saw him on tour, "this song is about falling in love with an inanimate object" hahaha
    merinaaon April 17, 2012   Link
  • +3
    My OpinionBy far the best of their unknown/unpopular songs. Tied with Some Nights (Intro) and Some Nights for best song on the album.
    FunRockson September 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhen I listen to this song I think about how sometimes people are described as vapid or empty, like a pretty, lifeless doll. This kinda comes through in the lines "and she sits on my shelf, it makes me think of you [...] she's a lot like you," like he's comparing a past lover to an inanimate object, and maybe when he says "I feel so all alone," he isn't just thinking about himself now, with the doll, but the time he was with his lover too.
    rosiepeverellon April 19, 2012   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionI fell in love with a wind-up souvenir
    I bought her downtown as I was on my way to meet you
    She sounds the like the songs you used to sing to put me to sleep
    Now that you're gone, she's all that I've left to hold

    And I feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

    And I feel so all alone

    I came to you
    I thought you might appreciate
    The way that she dances
    The painted look upon her face
    She must have come from the sun
    I want to take her through the park
    Where she'll tell me I'm all that she wants
    If she could even talk

    I feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

    And I feel so all alone
    I feel so all alone

    And she sits on the shelf
    She makes me think of you
    The way she carries the things that remind me of who
    We used to be before we became antiques
    She's a lot like you
    When I hold her too tight, I know she'll break
    She'll just take some glue to stay

    And I feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

    And I feel so all alone

    I feel so all alone
    I feel so all alone
    FunRockson September 10, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationHave u being dumped from your girlfriend or lost someone really important to you and there are some things they remind you of this person? well i think he is singing that he fell in love with her and now she is gone and have no one by his side just that insignificant lifeless doll and throught the song he talks about how things would be if she was here again like going out to the park and she´d tell her that he is all she wants but then he says like "if she could even talk" and thats like falling from te clouds and hitting so hard in the concrete because she is no longer

    so he feels so alone.. :)
    davidayala97on January 11, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about replacing love with inanimate things, like possessions.
    cmmarieon November 06, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes she seem on a shell or sit on a shelf?
    TheThirdDukeon June 26, 2012   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI just wanna break it all down lol seems easier.
    I fell in love with a wind-up souvenir (He's comparing his girlfriend to a doll)
    I bought it downtown as I was on my way to meet you (He met her before coming to see someone)
    She sounds the like the songs you used to sing to put me to sleep (I'm guessing maybe she could sing?)
    Now that you're gone, she's all that I've left to hold (I think he might've lost someone special and his girlfriend is all he has left)

    And I feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes? (I think this means she never cries no matter what happens)
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are (This means she has no feelings what-so-ever)

    And I feel so all alone (I think this means he has no one to feel anything with like being happy, sad, mad, etc.)

    I can't be you
    I thought you might appreciate
    The way that she dances
    The painted look upon her face
    She must have come from the sun
    I want to take her through the park
    Where she'd tell me I'm all that she wants
    If she could even talk (This is the only part of this verse I really understood a lot, haha, but I think this means she never really says anything or she never says I love you.)

    I feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

    And I feel so all alone
    I feel so all alone

    And she sits on my shelf
    It makes me think of you (She makes him miss his ex or the person he lost)
    The way she carries the things that remind me of who
    We used to be before we became antiques (I think this means he turned into a doll like her)
    She's a lot like you
    But when I hold her too tight, I know she'll break
    She just takes some glue to stay (Its hard to keep her around)

    And oI feel so all alone
    No one's gonna fix me when I'm broke
    How do you cry with inanimate eyes?
    You're never gonna smile with the way that you are

    And I feel so all alone
    I feel so all alone
    I feel so all alone

    Overall, I think this is just about someone falling in love with a girl who has no feelings and no soul but he doesnt want to leave her since shes all he has but he still feels really alone.
    I think you'll be surprised to know I'm only 12 (:
    bbknowsbeson July 22, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 8D
    adeliaon September 13, 2013   Link

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