ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL)

Original Roy Orbison version


(Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)
(Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah)
(Only the lonely)
(Only the lonely)

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

And 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-doo-wah)
(Ooh-yay-yay-yay-yeah)
(Oh-oh-oh-oh-wah)
(Only the lonely)
(Only the lonely)

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

Maybe tomorrow
A new romance
No more sorrow
But that's the chance
You gotta take
If your lonely heart breaks
Only the lonely

(Dum-dum-dum-dumdy-doo-wah)


Info

ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and originally released by Roy Orbison as a single in 1960.

Roy Orbison -- "Only The Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) / Here Comes That Song Again" (single, A-side label)
Roy Orbison -- "Only The Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) / Here Comes That Song Again"

7-inch single - Monument (45-421) - USA, 1960

The above lyrics are for the original Roy Orbison version of ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) as released in 1960.

Springsteen's Versions

Bruce Springsteen performed ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) live once, with Roy Orbison. See the live 30 Sep 1987 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) on this website:

ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) [Live 30 Sep 1987 version]
ONLY THE LONELY (KNOW THE WAY I FEEL) [Original Roy Orbison version]

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