"Alone" as written by and Ben Harper....
This empty room it fills my mind
Freedom it leaves me confined
Every single bone has cracked
But in this life, you can't turn back

I don't want to live
I don't want to live here alone
Alone, alone, alone

As these words part with my tongue
I question why they even sung
I promise but I lie
I don't even know myself inside

I don't wanna be
I don't wanna be here alone
Alone, alone, alone

Today and tomorrow have become one
Every single thing has become undone
Human nature is a beast
What I've done the most, to show I have the least

Please don't leave me here
Please don't leave me here
Don't you leave me alone
Alone, alone, alone


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"Alone" as written by George William Lewis Elizabeth Harper

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    General Commentthis song is so sad
    angelgarbageon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe way i interpret this song probably is wrong, but it comes from my own realation to it. maybe its just me, but when im alone sometimes and nothings going on, i start to think about everything, and i think thats what this song is about. "the empty room it fills my mind" like hes looking around, noticing every little detail, "as these words part with my tongue, i question why they even sung" "today and tomarrow have become one"........all of these are almost philosophical ideas that people seem to think about when they are alone and let their mind run free. or maybe im just a whack job.
    Slacker87564on September 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI found this song while dealing with a breakup. Figure it out for yourself.
    Cyndellon September 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthe song is very sad, but at the moment I can relate to it, I admire Ben Harper for his way of expressing his feelings... it's wonderful
    flakeon October 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is increable
    ladii bon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is increable
    ladii bon April 18, 2003   Link
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    General CommentMy favorite song by Ben
    shmokeon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthese lyrics remind me of this precious 14 year old girl from california i met in an eating disorder treatment center last year. she was the cutest thing you'll ever see, so much personality, and you'd never guess her horrible fear of being forgotten. she constantly feared she'd get left behind, all alone with no one to care for her.
    emilystarneson June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentas for the second line, the more free time one has to sit and dwell in their own depression and loneliness, the more caught up in their eating disorder they become. that's my perception anyway.
    emilystarneson June 29, 2003   Link
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    General Commentben harper cheated on his first wife. to me, this song describes the feelings of that experience, especially: "I don't even know myself inside".
    matchowon June 12, 2004   Link

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