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Lonely Boy
by Andrew Gold


"Long Blog Title" alert: the following personal reflection about today's song comes from Hugh W Roberts of Wales, United Kingdom. However, he tries to make my life difficult by calling his blog "Hugh's Views & News : A man with dyslexia writing about this and that and everything else". Cheers for that:


If you listened to the lyrics of this song very carefully, you'd know that it's a rather sad song about a young boy who feels lonely and rejected when his parents have a new baby; a new sister for him. It's a sad song about feeling left out and rejected, and that's what I was feeling when I first heard this song. I was going through a difficult part of my life and would often cry myself to sleep with the words of this song going round and round in my head. But, let's not dwell on that because what I wanted to get over is that even at sad and challenging times in our lives, something which seems just as sad can grow into something that can turn into a firm favourite and become an important part of our lives.

"Lonely Boy" was written and recorded by Andrew Gold in 1976, but it was not until 1977 that the song [was released and] became a Top 10 hit in both the USA and Canada [No. 7 in each country]. In the UK it made it to No. 11, missing out on a Top 10 place by only a few hundred copies.


All is forgiven though, Hugh, as you've just saved me having to research the chart placings for this bitter sweet semi-ballad!
1977 - Asylum Records - United States - From the album "What's Wrong with This Picture?".
Posted: 19th November 2018
Born in 1954, leaving education by 1972, 'glam' was my thing, "Ziggy" Bowie my hero. I was even the only guy in my town with the haircut (though not the carrot red colouring!). Therefore every seventh selection is a Bowie track.
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