The Statue of Liberty looks so solemn on the TV
100% risk of stepping outside
Every second too precious to try

My heart aches for Enola
From my birth a rellik a killer
But all I want to do is live
No matter how miserable it is

Please sing to me a song Enola alone
Please take me on home Enola alone

I walk in the grass and I feel some peace at last
I walk on the beach and for once I feel some ease

I'll take a picture of you
To remember how good you looked
Like memory it has disappeared
Naked and lonely with my fears

Please sing to me a song Enola alone
Please take me on home Enola alone

Please, please sing to me a song Enola alone
Please take me on home Enola alone

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Enola/Alone Lyrics as written by Jones Bradfield

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    General CommentI was listening to an interview where Nickey said that he wrote this song after looking through his wedding photos and seeing a picture of himself and richey and phillip (the manics old manager)
    divastarr21on October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEverything Mus Go's most defining and, in my opinion, best track: simultaneously optimistic and melancholic. According to the eminent Simon Price, who penned a book about the Manics, Enola/Alone is about 'carrying on in the face of loss'. Guaranteed to make me happy whenever I hear it.
    little_englanderon August 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEnola was the name of the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on hiroshima.
    ladyboygrrlon April 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentObviously, the loss of Richie. The song's from the last great Manics album. Has any info ever been found since that could point to what happened? Or did he really just disappear off the face of the earth? It's only a matter of time before someone makes a movie about the life and times of the MSP
    Cherub Rockon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEnola is Alone backwards. Much like Revol is Lover backwards.
    Onlineon October 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFrom my birth a rellik to killer

    rellik is killer backwards for anyone who didnt know.
    bemyenemyon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'but all i wanna do is live, no matter how miserable it is'
    pretty much my life description.
    i already have one manics tattoo, 'this is my truth tell me yours' tattooed on the inside of my right arm, but for years i've wanted a beach scene tattooed on my left shoulder cos of the beach & grass lyrics in this song. i still want it. this song is always such a comfort to listen to.
    manic_ashon July 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt seems to be about the aftermath of a disaster (Richey's disappearance.) The title is possibly referring to Enola Gay, the plane which dropped the atomic bomb.
    WorldLeaderPretendon January 29, 2021   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretation'I walk in the grass..' describes the idyllic, almost surreal calmness after a disaster, but before the dust has fully settled or realisation set in, which is probably how Nicky felt after Richey's disappearance. This is possibly compared with the disaster of the atomic bomb dropped by Enola Gay.

    'Please take me home' 'remember how good you looked' etc. - nostalgia for a time before the disaster/disappearance. 'Like memory it has disappeared' conveys the idea of loss, that nothing is permanent and those times are gone now.

    'All I want to do is live, no matter how miserable it is' - beautiful, uplifting lyric about accepting loss and wanting to move onwards.
    WorldLeaderPretendon January 29, 2021   Link

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