"So Lonely" as written by and Gordon Matthew Sumner....
Well someone told me yesterday
That when you throw your love away
You act as if you just don't care
You look as if you're going somewhere

But I just can't convince myself
I couldn't live with no one else
And I can only play that part
And sit and nurse my broken heart

So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely

Now no one's knocked upon my door
For a thousand years or more
All made up and nowhere to go
Welcome to this one man show

Just take a seat they're always free
No surprise, no mystery
In this theater that I call my soul
I always play the starring role

So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely

Lonely, I'm so lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely

Lonely, I'm so lonely
I feel so alone
I feel low
I feel so
Feel so low
I feel low, low
I feel low, low, low
I feel low, low, low
I feel low, low, low
I feel low, low, low
I feel low, low, low
Low, I feel low
I feel low
I feel low
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely, lonely, lonely, lone
Lone, lone, lone
I feel so lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely
So lonely

I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely
I feel so lonely


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"So Lonely" as written by Gordon Sumner Christopher Eaton

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  • +4
    General Commenti think this song is about him being lonely.
    jesushuttlesworthon June 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"In this theatre that I call my soul
    I always play the starring role"

    this is amazing how someone could think of relating our soul to a theatre. its wonderful lyrics.
    shaz.radon February 17, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think I understand the meaning of the song because I'm going through something similar. When someone breaks your heart, you push them away as far as you can and act like you don't care, but you're really in a lot of pain. Then after a while you may still not want that person, but then you realize nobody else is really on deck for you and you're left to feel lonely.
    HayJay92on December 21, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat the hell is your problem, dude from over a year ago? This is an awesome song. ...Probably the first modern punk rock song put on the radio...and it was released in the late 70's!!! A good, slow and fast song for the heartbroken to listen to.
    ckm4everon May 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw them playing yesterday here, at the Santiago National Stadium (a 50.000 crowd). Amazing, perfect show.
    But when they where playing this song, Sting changed a portion of the lyrics. He replaced the line "Welcome to this one man show" for "Welcome to the Stewart Copeland show". I'm not really sure if Stewart appreciated the inclusion, as he kept looking him with a fixed expression while playing for the rest of the song. Could there be some interesting backstory here?
    Prometeoon December 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song makes me think of when Eragon fucked things up with Arya.
    ofnothingon October 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyou're so right!!! it's a great piece of rocknroll!
    diedaon September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn amazing song by a dope group. the meaning is pretty obvious
    River Wolfon November 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song makes me happy. Police used to be so baddass why does sting have to be such a boner now? I blew the speakers out on my mother's 1989 LeBarron with this song.
    acyeahmanon July 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'So Lonely' is reggae, of course (the basic rhythm copped from Marley's 'No Woman No Cry'), that is, until Sting's painful wailings about his fate and his feelings climax in the frantic 'so lonely, so lonely...' refrain. And hey, is there anybody else out there who thinks that the last verse of the song, with Sting's rabid 'I feel so lonely... so lonely, lonely, lonely, lo...' is the greatest tension-building moment in the entire Police catalogue? No wonder Bob Marley himself appreciated the band; their being able to capture the reggae spirit so fine would suggest such an issue.
    [George Starostin]
    sillybunnyon September 28, 2006   Link

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