I sat in the back of some barroom alone on a cold New Years Eve
The people laughed loud with their lovers and friends but no one was laughing with me
And I tried to talk with the barmaid, she said I should probably go home
So I stumbled out through the back door, drunk and depressed and alone

The alley was cold and was covered with frost from the first fall of snow
I drank from a flask in my pocket and to myself I hummed so low

Lonesome as me, Lonesome as me
How could there be someone lonesome as me
I pray to the lord of the land and the sea
How could there be someone lonesome as me

And I drank till my body stopped shivering and then I laid back in the snow
Cos no one would miss me I figured so I might as well head on home
And there in my final dark moment the strangest thing happened it seems
A Cadillac drove down the alley and it parked right there next to me
And a stranger stepped out of the back seat, I heard a train whistle blow
And he walked towards me slowly and stiffly, it seemed like he was humming low

Lonesome as me, Lonesome as me
How could there be someone lonesome as me
I pray to the lord of the land and the sea
How could there be someone lonesome as me

He walked towards me where I was huddled, he seemed not much older in years
And his cowboy boots rippled the puddle where I had been shedding my tears
And he spoke soft and low Alabama, and looked cold and pale as a ghost
But his words were as heavy as hammers and yet he spoke kindly and slow
And he spoke of the dangers of sadness and how he had been cursed to ride
To save poor lost souls from their madness forever on cold New Years night
And I hung my head as I listened and when I looked up he was gone
But all of my dark thoughts were missing so I changed the words to my song

Lonesome as he, Lonesome as he
Ill never be quite as lonesome as he
Ill find a new love, live and be free
And Ill never be quite as lonesome as he



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