I walk along the street
I look into your eyes
I'm pleasant when we meet
I'm there when you go home
How many times before
Could you tell I didn't care?
When you turned your back on me
I knew we'd get nowhere
Do you believe in youth
The history of all truth
A heart that's left at home
Becomes a heart of stone

Do you believe in truth, ooh
The lies we told of youth
A cause we call our own
Beside an empty throne
How many times before
Could you tell I didn't care?
When you reached out in your sleep
And you knew I wasn't there
My eyes are made of stone
Just like your sordid home
How many times before
Did you leave my soul alone?


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Lonesome Tonight [Bonus Track] Lyrics as written by Peter Hook Stephen Paul David Morris

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    It's about an attempt to relinquish a relationship from youth, where one person left the other. It seems like the person who wanted it was constantly wronged by the other in previous attempts at the relationship, so now when the other person wants it, they don't. Perhaps they thought they did, and then realized that time doesn't always take away the pain, and just couldn't deal with it. Stuff like this never works, so I've gotta say I definitely agree with the idea of this song.

    poogazeon October 10, 2012   Link
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    Beautiful song. It wistfully takes note of loss of innocence.

    coo2kachooon May 19, 2005   Link
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    My favorite part of the song is when he hocks a loogey.

    choirvandalon February 17, 2006   Link
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    This is one of my favorite songs. No idea what its about but it has the best melody. I can't believe more people don't know about it.

    NightPandaEsqon June 26, 2007   Link

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