Nobody Wants To Be Lonely - The Song.

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There is a song by Ricky Martin called Nobody Wants To Be Lonely. You can see the lyrics here.

With apologies to the song writer, here is a critique from the point of view of  a lonely person.

The first verse starts out ...

... quite well, accurately describing a lonely person in a darkened room. Usually loneliness brings its own darkness even if you are in a brightly lit room.


Instead of saying, 'And you're all alone, looking out the window' it would have been nice if it said, 'And you are so lonely, looking out the window.' Most lonely people feel as if they are in an enclosure, looking out.

I don't like the beginning of the second verse, 'Here I stand in the shadows'. It is too close to reality. Most of the time the only people who pay attention to lonely people are of the unsavory kind. And that is a problem in addition to the problems that loneliness causes within their bodies. 'Here I stand in the light' would have been much better.

In the third verse, ...

... the song says, 'My body's longing to hold you .... So bad it hurts inside'. No, no, it is the lonely person hurting inside. Is the savior lonely too? A lonely savior is going to have a hard time saving a lonely person.

The fourth verse is ...

... very nice.

"Time is precious and it's slipping away
And I've been waiting for you all of my life
Nobody wants to be lonely so why, why
Why don't you let me love you"

It touches upon the feeling many lonely people have - having a lot of love to give, waiting almost all their lives to find the right person to give it to and watching precious time slip by leaving them with that crushing feeling of loneliness.

Finding the right intimate relationship overcomes that loneliness. This verse highlights very clearly the relationship of time with loneliness.

The sixth verse of Nobody Wants To Be Lonely ...

is very spiritual.

"Can you hear my voice, do you hear my song?
It's a serenade so your heart can find me, oh
And suddenly your flying down the stairs
Into my arms, baby"

If you imagine the words to be coming from God and you wanted to hear God's voice, you would go into nature and listen. Once you hear God's voice in nature, your mind may open up to receiving God's voice, your inner voice and the message contained within.

God, of course, helps those who help themselves.

The seventh verse ...

... says, 'Cause I'm dying'. No! The lonely person is dying! Dying just like everyone else but at a slightly increased speed!

The eighth verse actually has a clue ...

... to relieve loneliness - 'Nobody wants to cry'. True, nobody wants to cry but crying releases the stress and provides a reprieve from the loneliness for a short "Time".

The tenth verse seems ...

... to be a message from the unsavory person - 'Nobody wants to be lonely so why ... Why don't you let me love you'.

A true lover would say, 'I love you true, Why don't you let me love you?'.

The eleventh verse is ...


"I want to feel you deeply
Just like the air you're breathing
I need you here in my life
Don't walk away, don't walk away
Don't walk away, walk away
No, no, no, no."

It would have been nice as 'I want to love you deeply ... Just like the air you are breathing, I love you here in my life ... Don't walk away, don't walk away ...'.

The song also asks the question ...

... that is on the minds of many lonely people - Why, why, why?

Overall, it is quite a nice song. Now if I could only get someone to sing the lonely people version!

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