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10 Songs About Loneliness or Isolation

10 Songs About Loneliness or Isolation

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Songs about being alone, being lonely, or feeling cut off from the rest of the world.
Songs about being alone, being lonely, or feeling cut off from the rest of the world.

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Published by: Ndugu on Jan 14, 2008
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10 Songs About Loneliness or Isolationwww.songfacts.comEleanor Rigby- The Beatles
Paul McCartney wasn't sure what this song was going to be about untilhe came up with the line, "Picks up the rice in a church where awedding has been." That's when he came up with the story an old,lonely woman.McCartney got "Rigby" from the name of a store and"Eleanor" from actress Eleanor Bron. He liked the name "Eleanor Rigby"because it sounded natural.
Bowie wrote this after seeing the 1968 Stanley Kubrick movie <i>2001:A Space Odyssey</i>. "Space Oddity" is a play on "SpaceOdyssey."The song tells the story of Major Tom, an astronaut who cutsoff communication with Earth and floats into space.
The lyrics were written by a steel guitar player from Nashville named Tommy Durden.He was inspired by a newspaper story about a man who killed himself and left behind anote saying only, "I walk a lonely street." Another Nashville songwriter named MaeBoren Axton wrote the music, and Elvis' manager Tom Parker arranged for Elvis toreceive a songwriting credit in exchange for singing it. This meant that royalties weresplit between Durden, Axton, and Elvis. In a 1982 interview, Durden said this song "haspaid the rent for more than 20 years."
This song is about a guy stranded on a remote island. One day he finds a bottle, putsa message in it and throws it out to sea in hopes that someone will find it and comesave him. The lyrics can be seen as a metaphor for being lonely and realizing thereare lots of people just like you.

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