"The Lonely Life" as written by and Dallas Green....
What if I did not love you?
Where would that leave me
Would I wonder through the avenues
Under a pall of misery

Would I be face down in the gutter
With cheap whiskey on my breath
The lonely life of a writer
Whose words could not pay his debts

Singin' please don't, please don't pass me by
I am alive, oh can't you see?
That I've been blinded completely
Please don't, please don't pass me by
I am alive, oh can't you see?
That I am pleading for your mercy

What if we became strangers?
Would you notice my face in a crowd?
And could you hear the sorrow in my voice?
Helplessly crying your name out loud

Would I be searching for a savior?
Burned and burning with regret
The lonely life of a writer
Only if one last desperate request

Singin' please don't, please don't pass me by
I am alive, oh can't you see?
That I've been blinded completely
Please don't, please don't pass me by
I am alive, oh can't you see?
That I am pleading for your mercy

I've been on the lam
Being hunted, somethin' fierce
They say time and tide, it waits for no man
But I was just hopin'
These storm filled skies would clear

Please don't, please don't pass me by
(Please don't, please don't pass me by)
Please don't, please don't pass me by
(Please don't, please don't pass me by)
Please don't, please don't pass me by
I am alive, oh can't you see?
That I am pleading for your mercy


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"The Lonely Life" as written by Dallas Green

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    General CommentThis song is talking about how hard his life had been when he loved "her".

    "What if I did not love you?" - wondering what his life would be like if ha never lover her.

    "The lonely life of a writer
    Who’s words could not pay his debts" - He is saying that it is very difficult to pay bills even if you put your heart and soul into your songs.
    dukeron June 05, 2013   Link
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    Song MeaningBeing a strong believer in God, I believe that this song is about being so blind about God and his wonders, and finally coming to a realization of who God is.
    "What if I did not love you?
    Where would that leave me
    Would I wander through the avenues?
    Under a pall of misery?" - this particular verse is indicating that Dallas green ( singer ) probably had past issues in his life. He most likely made a connection with the Lord, but is suffering with his faith and wondering where he would be without God.

    (Chorus)
    "Singing please don’t, please don’t pass me by
    I am alive, oh can’t you see?
    That I’ve been blinded completely
    Please don’t, please don’t pass me by
    I am alive, oh can’t you see?
    That I am pleading for your mercy" - I believe that the chorus is about the singer being so blind at what God does for us, he was blinded from God, and did not recognize his miracles, and finally, he takes the time to beg for forgiveness, and for Gods mercy,

    "please don’t pass me by
    I am alive, oh can’t you see?
    That I’ve been blinded completely" - This is supporting my idea above, when he says " please don't pass me by" , he is really trying to ask for God's forgiveness, he may feel that many others have been forgiven, but not himself, OR , he feels the constant need to be repenting his sins and begging for forgiveness, and feels that God has turned his back on him, as he may have done to God.
    jonnyyonnyon February 20, 2014   Link

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