"How Lonely" as written by and Stubbs....
He led a normal life he went to sleep at night
And dreamed so many things
He didn't like it in lines he'd refuse to do some things
That weren't what he wanted to know
I don't know why I don't understand the waste
Do nothing ending life
I don't know why you have it all and you hate it all and you spend it
And they walk and they run bullets fly
So they're given a gun they're given minds
Where nothing shines bullets fly face down on the ground
He led a normal life he didn't have a wife just yet
But that was alright and I don't know why
And I don't understand the waste do nothing ending of life
How lonely...
How alone and they walk and they run bullets fly
So they're given a gun they're given minds
Where nothing shines bullets fly they're face down on the ground
Then the war came they are not the same couldn't do nothing ending life
And then the war came they are not all a game and you weren't ready
How lonely...


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    General CommentI think this song is about all the young men that died in the trenches of the first world war.
    The lyrics " They're given guns, their given minds". Telling us that the soldiers know nothing of the enemy and the government is trying to program the minds of new recruits for war then given a rifle then to go fight. I think the main part "How lonely" Refers to soldiers who were never found or buried unidentified and all the war graves in France and Belgium that are barely ever visited. Next the lyrics "I don't understand the waste doing nothing ending life" I think that's about all the wasted life during many attempt advances like the Somme for example where many men went over the top and never came back. Then the lyric "Doing nothing" I think describes the stalemate for the four years as the trench lines barely ever moved. Finally the lyric "Then the war came they are not the same". I think this describes the shellshock and/or the guilt of surviving that affected many veterans and led some to suicide. A good song but very dark.
    punkguy16on May 13, 2013   Link

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