Alone again, naturally (featuring Elton John)

Oh in a little while from now
if I'm not feeling any less sour
I promise myself
to treat myself
and visit a nearby tower
and climbing to the top
will throw myself off
in an effort to
make it clear to whoever
what it's like when you're shattered
left standing in the lurch
at a church where people saying
“My god that's tough
she's stood him up
no point in us remaining
We may as well go home”
as I did on my own
alone again naturally.

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful
bright and gay
looking forward to
- well who wouldn't do? -
the role I was about to play
but as if to knock me down
reality came around
and without so much
as a mere touch
cut me into little pieces
leaving me to doubt
talk about god in his mercy
Who if He really does exist
why did he desert me?
In my hour of need
I truly am indeed
alone again naturally.

It seems to me that there are more hearts
broken in the world that can't be mended
left unattended
What do we do?
What do we do?

Alone again naturally

Now looking back over the years
and whatever else that appears
I remember I cried
when my father died
never wishing to hide the tears
And at sixty-five years old
my mother - God rest her soul -
couldn't understand
why the only man
she had ever loved had been taken
leaving her to start
with a heart
so badly broken
Despite encouragement from me
no words were ever spoken
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
alone again naturally
alone again naturally

Words and music: Gilbert O'Sullivan