I used to live in a two-room apartment
Neighbors knocking on my wall
Times were hard, I don't want to knock it
I don't miss it much at all

Oh yeah, I'm alright, I just feel a
Little lonely tonight
I'm okay, most of the time
I just feel a little lonely tonight

Well I used to need your love so badly
Then I came to live with it
Lately I get a faraway feeling
And the whole thing starts again

Oh yeah, I'm alright, I just feel a
Little lonely tonight
I'm okay, most of the time
I just feel a little lonely tonight

Well I used to need your love so badly
Then I came to live with it
Lately I get a faraway feeling
And the whole thing starts again

Oh yeah I'm alright I just feel a
Little lonely tonight
Listen, I'm okay, most of the time
I just feel a little lonely tonight

Oh yeah I'm alright I just feel a
Little lonely tonight
Listen, I'm okay, most of the time
I just feel a little lonely tonight

I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight, I'm lonely tonight


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    General Comment

    This is just about being lonely and how he used to be poor but now he's not.

    TomPettyon April 04, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    This song goes way back for me :D Tom Petty rocks!

    Travis2102on August 18, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Yeah, Tom Petty's awesome!

    JoeyRamone65on November 07, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    To me this song is just about going through something that's not exactly the best, but realizing that that's life and not letting it get to you. Just keep your head up and roll with the punches.

    grunger34on April 01, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation

    This man went through difficult times in the past. Now he is reflecting. My husband and I have been in tough times before (finances, work situations, health). We lived in places that were not our first choices. Now it's easier to look back and appreciate a few good/fun little things about those tough times. A park we used to live near, etc.

    [Edit: clarifying]
    RoseLilacon April 07, 2023   Link

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