"All By Myself" as written by Eric Carmen and Sergei Rachmaninoff....
When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin' love was just for fun
Those days are gone

Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't want to be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't want to live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Some times I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

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"All by Myself" as written by Sergei Rachmaninoff Eric Carmen

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    General CommentObviously the lyrics are cheesy and simple to solve. But it's sad because its a main problem that me and others with Asperger-Syndrome have: disability's of social and relationship skills.

    "I never needed anyone
    And making love was just for fun
    Those days are gone" Love isn't really that important in your childhood; except, for your family.So you "never needed anyone" for that; even though there are some kids that have relationships because "making love is just for fun" not for real. But when you get out of your childhood, "Those days are gone".

    "Living alone
    I think of all the friends I've known
    But when I dial the telephone
    Nobody's home". Your "living alone" because nobody needs you. You "think of all the friends" you know since your alone and you "dial the telephone" because you want to talk to someone. "Nobody home" because they don't want to talk to you.

    It's really depressing for me:(
    jamesclark111on November 30, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song has always been in my Top 5 Saddest Songs of All Time. The lyrics are a little cheesy but the music itself is first-rate. The orchestration and string arrangements are among the best ever done on a pop song.
    ksandbergflon February 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTruly a sad song. My favorite lyrics: "I think of all the friends I've known, but when I dial the telephone, nobody's home". That happens and can be quite painful.
    LaurelGon August 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm not sure if you're aware of this or not, but the main melody line was lifted directly from the second movement of Rachmanov's Second Piano Concerto. Not a bad place to steal, I'll admit, but he can't be credited for the melody (see my comment to "Never Gonna Fall in Love Again" for, yes, another Rachmaninov theft).
    JSBachon October 06, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about my complete loneliness and despair since I was 8. see my mixtape for details.
    pirate87on February 02, 2012   Link
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    MemoryRemembered my 2nd girl left me and this song was on the radio.

    Why when we break up is nothing but love songs on the radio. Makes me wanna drive off a cliff.

    Thanks a lot Tara !!!
    uglytunaon February 18, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song resonates with us as human beings and our emotions. When you`re young you really don`t need anyone. You have school, your friends, dreams. But when we really get out into the real world, we face more difficulties and are no longer that carefree youth anymore.

    "Making love was just for fun" is saying that while even though making love was just for fun, you finally at some point in your life realize that you would rather have more commitment and meaningful relationships in your life.

    "nobody`s home" is just one of those times we all experience when we want to reach out and talk and no one is available. It`s a feeling that everyone is "having fun" and you are alone.
    starsystemon August 25, 2015   Link

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