Let me stay here with my loneliness
Let me keep the shreds
Cause they are lonely

Give me space to ache
It's hot in here
And I need to be free to need you

Desperate time to sit still
Open windows hearing
Other people laugh and talk

Give me space to ache
A space in an empty room
Is how I wanna be

Look this is how I am
Through all that I've been
Talking to the night so late and fair
Look this really me
You can't take my loneliness away
From me

Nervous time to walk the floor
Blessed fragile moments when I think
I'm the only one in left in the world

All my friends are dead
My minds all red
My love has played me wide

Lyrics submitted by kevin

Lonely song meanings
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    General Comment
    this song describes almost exactly how i feel...its like a person's totally lonely, but instead of getting hurt again, the person would just rather stay lonely...but at the same time, it's like a cry for help to be saved from the endless lonliness this person faces. Ben Folds always is beautiful in their work, and this is another great song.
    xblondiexon July 13, 2002   Link
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    General Comment
    i totally agree, this is me too, sometimes after going through an ordeal, loneliness is the only answer, even though you truly dont want to be.
    buttmonkeyon May 13, 2004   Link
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    i thought it was about an old man who was basically waiting to die. like the space in an empty room was a room at an old peoples home, and his wife and his friends had all died and he wasnt interested in trying to rebuild a life, he just wanted to die like everyone else he knew. but then you guys seem to understand it better than me
    draglineon March 16, 2007   Link

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