"Lonely Soul" as written by Josh Paul Davis, Wil Malone and Richard Ashcroft....
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
Yeah, yeah

I believe there's a time and a place
To let your mind drift and get out of this place
I believe there's a day and a place
That we will go to, and I know you want to share.

There's no secret to living (There's no secret to living)
Just keep on walking
There's no secret to dying (There's no secret to dying)
Just keep on flying.

I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
I'm gonna die in a space that don't hold my fame.
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls.

I believe there's a time when the cord of life
Should be cut, my friends (Cut the cord, my friend)
I believe there's a time when the cord can be cut
And this vision ends (Let this vision end).

But I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
And I'm gonna cry in a space that don't hold my fame.

Walking in the cold
Just keep on flying
There'll be a searchlight
On the mountain high

God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
God knows you're lonely souls
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

I'm a lonely soul.
I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name
I'm gonna die in a place that don't know my name.

God knows you are lonely souls
Lonely souls
Lonely souls
Lonely souls
I'm a lonely soul.

So long, little chapel
Like a pure light
Like a pure light
Say goodbye to that hole in your life
Oh
Ah


Lyrics submitted by nicole, edited by random_monkey

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  • +2
    General Commentthenarrator....its not about travelling...its about death
    Autonomouson June 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIm listening to this song right now for the first time and.....wow, its amazing. Richard Ashcroft has an amazing voice. The violins gives me chills
    Forever-Poshon April 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about suicide, and the repetitive "god knows you're lonely souls" is probably a way to justify it.
    slo-moon January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song fits the end of "Dark Days" so perfectly. The rebirth of homeless drug addicts into society. Pretty literal in my view.
    tdamcbigityon March 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this track and will always love it.

    !\:o)
    shockdelicaon April 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCould the end possibly be as follows:

    So long, little chapel
    ??? <-- no idea here
    Pack up your light
    Pack up your light
    Say goodbye to the home in your life
    This is the end...
    Ohhh... Ringin' it out
    Ahhh... You'll be... Pushin' it

    (And then the super-cool ending)
    random_monkeyon October 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove the drums in this song, especially when the second part (after the violins part) starts. great song!
    madamehollywoodon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song for the first time upon seeing the trailer of Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft's upcoming top franchise-game). And I was astonished. Not only by the game but by the song that was used.
    Unkle - Lonely soul.
    I keep thinking about its meaning...

    I think it's something about a person who wants to be different from others. This community we live in, this consumption... it makes us some sort of zombie, we just follow what is fed to us. And I think this person really wants to get loose from all of this.
    He wants to live his life.
    And these lonely souls are the people that are still in that consumption... those who are not free...

    you can compare it to a mix of Matrix and Plato.
    that's just my interpretation of the song, it may be farfetched but anyhow...
    Sofkeon May 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this song on the Assassins Creed trailer and the song and video mixed really well and I fell in love with the song also.
    jihadbabyon August 08, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"I believe there's a time when the cord of life
    Should be cut, my friends (Cut the cord, my friend)
    I believe there's a time when the cord can be cut
    And this vision ends (Let this vision end)."

    this part really hit me like no other. cuz only few days ago my best friend decided to go coldturkey and stop all the BS with drugs. He doesnt want to live his life the way he used to live. ultimately decided to cut the cord of his lifestyle and start the new one. i support him with all my heart
    chopstickthugzon March 09, 2008   Link

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