(Dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh, ah, only the lonely)
(Only the lonely)

Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)
Know the way I feel tonight (ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)
Know this feeling ain't right (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)

There goes my baby
There goes my heart
They're gone forever
So far apart

But only the lonely
Know why I cry
Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah, ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, ooh, wah, only the lonely)
(Only the lonely)

Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)
Know the heartaches I've been through (ooh yay, yay, yay, yeah)
Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)
Know I cry and cry for you (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that's the chance
You've got to take
If your lonely heart break
Only the lonely (dum, dum, dum, dumdy do, wah)


Lyrics submitted by typo

Only the Lonely Lyrics as written by Roy Orbison Joe Melson

Lyrics © Roy Orbison Music Company, Barbara Orbison Music Company, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Only The Lonely song meanings
Add Your Thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentman Roy had a great voice. Great song topic. "Only the lonely know why I cry" that's totally simple yet astoundingly creative
    convinceon January 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that this was roys first big hit.... amazing voice.
    Bri986on February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAwesome song enough said...
    craigbenjion May 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttypo's missed out the line "there goes my baby", fifth line.
    heylisteron October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a great song. This is the song Bruce Springsteen references in ThunderRoad with the line "Roy Orbison singin' for the lonely." Chris Isaak does a great cover of this song
    Llamalegson May 03, 2009   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top