"Lonely Girl" as written by and Perry....
I can remember the very first time I cried
How I wiped my eyes and buried the pain inside
All of my memories, good and bad, that's past
Didn't even take the time to realize

Starin' at the cracks in the walls
Cause I'm waiting for it all to come to an end
Still I curl up right under the bed
Cause its takin' over my head all over again

Do you even know who you are?
I guess I'm tryin' to find
A borrowed dream or a superstar?
I want to be a star
Is life good to you or is it bad?
I can't tell anymore
Do you even know what you have?

Lyin' awake watchin' the sunlight
How the birds will sing as I count the rings
Around my eyes
Constantly pushing the world I know aside
I don't even feel the pain, I don't even want to
Try

I'm lookin' for a way to become
The person that I dreamt of when I was sixteen
Oh, nothin' is ever enough
Ooh, baby, it ain't enough for what it may seem

Do you even know who you are?
I guess I'm tryin' to find
A borrowed dream or a superstar?
I want to be a star
Is life good to you or is it bad?
I can't tell anymore
Do you even know what you have?

Sorry girl, tell a tale for me
Cause I'm wondering how you really feel
I'm a lonely girl, I'll tell a tale for you
Cause I'm just tryin' to make all my dreams come
True

Do you even know who you are?
Oh, yeah, yeah
A borrowed dream or a superstar?
Oh, I wanted to be a star
Is life good to you or is it bad?
I can't tell, I can't tell anymore
Do you even know what you have?
I guess not, oh I guess not

Do you even know who you are?
Oh, I'm tryin' to find
A rising dream or a superstar?
Oh, I have a all these dreams
Is life good to you or is it bad?
I can't tell anymore
Do you even know what you have?
No, no
Do you even know what you are?
A rising dream or a fallen star?
Is life good to you or is it bad?


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"Lonely Girl" as written by Linda Perry

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  • +2
    General CommentThis is a strange song because most of the first and second verse is very depressing and speaks about her loneliness and pain which she experiences. But then the chorus sounds slightly more optimistic and contains the lyrics:

    A borrowed dream or a superstar?
    I want to be a star

    So in a sense, it's sort of a song about following your dreams and escaping your misery.

    I think it's a song about stepping up and taking control of your life. It sounds that way to me.
    CoolForeveron April 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really, really like this song. It's my second favorite on her Missundaztood album. I think this song is about her, too. And trying to "find" herself. Whatever that means. And finding out who she is, who she wants to be. Damn, she's a goooooood writer!
    pete_yornon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAll of my memories
    Good and bad that's passed
    Didn't even take the time to realize

    I love that part of the song is like how we dont let the things that hapen in our past go away, we keep them in our minds.

    I cry when I hear this song, is the story of my life, I feel really lonely. I buried the pain inside and I'm waiting for it all to come to an end. I guess I'm not the only one feeling this way.
    Incesaon May 21, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is hard for me to listen to since the lyrics hit a little too close to home but i still love it. the song was actually written by Linda Perry who as you all know sings in the chorus. anyway Linda wrote this song before she met P!nk but as soon as she got to know her she realised that this song was destined to be sung by P!ink. soo yeah thats the back story.p.s glad to see no haters here
    p.p.s im australian and the word haters isnt in our vocab. but i picked it up from these posts lol so yeah im learning some american slang!
    k.con March 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI thin this song is about finding your dreams and going towards them. Its like yes everyone has memories of the past, and sometimes you'll be feeling down, but if you have something to work towards you'll be okay. However, if you just lie in bed waiting to die and wallowing in your own self pity, you will always be lonely. Most of the time, you have to overcome obstacles to become someone you can be proud of.
    serenity23on October 06, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI know I'm years too late to comment but I don't care... I only just heard this song a few weeks.

    It's funny... I didn't even really like this song when I first heard it... and now I can't stop listening. It's most played on my ipod now. I relate so much that it takes an effort not to cry everytime I hear it. Most people can interpret it to fit their own situation, for me it's trying to recover from depression and trying to get a grip on life, emphasis on trying...
    onefootwrongon March 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is the kinda thing that happes to us all in our lives. I LOVE THEM ALL AND OF COURSE P!NK
    "As I count the rings around my eyes" i have those things maybe its stress well at lest pinks got what she's wanted in life i just don't know what way to turn with similar problem that pink had when she was growing up. love ya gal X X X X
    P!NKS LOVERon June 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. "Lonely Girl" is the story of my life.
    WishIWasABarflyon July 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song rawks. I could listen to it a million times & not get sick of it. The first time I heard it, the lyrics reminded me of, me.
    SimpleDashboardPlanon July 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is brilliant. Pink just rocks!!!!
    Sunnyon August 14, 2002   Link

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