"Alone again or" as written by and Brian Maclean....
Yeah, I said it's all right
I won't forget
All the times I waited patiently for you
I think you'll do (just what) you choose to do
And I will be alone again tonight my dear

Yeah, I heard a funny thing
Somebody said to me
You know that I could be in love, with almost everyone
I think that people are the greatest fun
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear

Yeah, I heard a funny thing
Somebody said to me
You know that I could be in love with almost everyone
I think that people are the greatest fun
And I will be alone again tonight, my dear


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"Alone Again Or" as written by Brian Maclean

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  • +2
    General Comment"Forever Changes" has been one of my all-time favorite albums for decades now. It still sounds fresh, unpredictable and amazing. I am not familiar with this Bottle Rocket movie that people are talking about, but if people are discovering Love in this way, then that's a good thing.

    This a great Bryan MacLean song, and it is remarkable that it is one of the most known and covered Love songs, since Arthur Lee was the band's leader and main songwriter. (Arthur's songs on "Forever Changes" tend to be more obliquely structured and have very abstract lyrics.)

    The Damned did a good cover version of this song in 1986. More recently, Sid & Susie (aka Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) did a respectable version. But the original is the best.
    Bluewaveson June 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song... it is *so* very fine.
    perfectandslowon December 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSorry for the double post; not sure how that happened.
    Bluewaveson June 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIs it a comment on 'free love' ? He wants to be alone with his girl but she's out loving anyone.
    pconlon May 09, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike LoserNo1, it took me years to figure out who did this song. It sounds much like the Moody Blues at one point, and then you'd swear the early Tijuana Brass were there in the studio.

    Full of unresolved tension, it's truly a mini masterpiece. It can be about whatever emotional turbulence you wish to bring to the minor key koans. I read somewhere that Bryan M. said there were other lyrics that got cut from the album mix. Master tapes reported lost. Maclean seemed obsessed with getting it right, as revealed by the posthumous release "ifyoubelievein" where there are no less than three other versions of this song.

    The chemistry was lost, never to be regained. Love.
    boombudon July 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentNo one gives a fuck how much you like this song, or how it gives you a cathartic orgasm, your suppose to explain what the song means. After all, this website is called "SONGMEANINGS.COM". But anyway, I think the song is about a guy that is in love with a girl, but she doesnt reciprocate his feelings so she stays away from him, causing his suffering. He has hopes that she will fall in love with him one day, since he heard from someone that they could "fall in love with almost anyone". Great song.
    rigo22on August 18, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    Caisentijeraon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese song in bottlerocket is probably one of the greatest scenes ever filmed. Exaggeration maybe, but it's still good.
    deliriumtriggeron January 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAs deliriumtrigger mentioned, this song is extra-awesome because it accompanies one of the greatest scenes ever (in Bottle Rocket). But I always thought the last line was "And I will be alone again tonight *with you* my dear" Am I crazy?
    batkinson February 24, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Forever Changes" has been one of my all-time favorite albums for decades now. It still sounds fresh, unpredictable and amazing. I am not familiar with this Bottle Rocket movie that people are talking about, but if people are discovering Love in this way, then that's a good thing.

    This a great Bryan MacLean song, and it is remarkable that it is one of the most known and covered Love songs, since Arthur Lee was the band's leader and main songwriter. (Arthur's songs on "Forever Changes" tend to be more obliquely structured and have very abstract lyrics.)

    The Damned did a good cover version of this song in 1986. More recently, Sid & Susie (aka Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs) did a respectable version. But the original is the best.
    Bluewaveson June 03, 2006   Link

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