Songs for Me and Robert Neville

4 Oct

My wife and stepdaughter just left for the week at the beach. Next week, my wife and I are going to a real place – Santa Fe, New Mexico. However, that is happening next week. At the moment, I have the house to myself. This might be fun for a night, but I am certain that it will get old relatively soon.

The house has been quiet, and, in an attempt to break the silence, I turned on some music. The problem is that I have gravitated to songs with certain themes. I have listened to “Alone Again” by Dokken and followed that up with “Tired of Being Alone” by Al Green. Of course, there is “I Drink Alone” by George Thorogood.

On top of that, “Lonley Days” by Bee Gees is fitting for the occasion. In fact, it goes well with “The Lonely Man” by Tennessee Ernie Ford. Jackie Wilson sang “Lonely Teardrops“, which can only be shed by only the lonely. Luckily, the iPod has “Only the Lonely” by Roy Orbison. Merle Haggard sings about “Going Where the Lonely Go“. I do not know where that is, but I wonder if “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” plays there. If not, then maybe The Beatles do.

All of this adds up to being lonesome, and there are a ton of songs on my iPod that deal with that.

Are You Lonesome Tonight?” by Elvis Presley

“The Blue Side of Lonesome” by John Prine and Mac Wiseman

I’m a Lonesome Fugitive” by Merle Haggard

I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” by Hank Williams

Lonesome Loser” by Little River Band

Lonesome Valley” by The Fairfield Four

Lonesome, On’ry and Mean” by Waylon Jennings

I could go on by listing “Solitary Man” by Neil Diamond and “Solitude” by Billie Holiday, but it might be time to stop listening to this kind of stuff. The iPod needs to change themes to something like “The In Crowd” by Ramsey Lewis or “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor. After all, the zombie apocalypse has not hit. There has to be other people in the world. Certainly, I have not become Robert Neville.Neville

Everyone knows who that is, right?

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11 Responses to “Songs for Me and Robert Neville”

  1. jcalberta October 4, 2015 at 17:53 #

    ‘Lonesome Valley’ – Kingston Trio did a very nice rendition of that.
    ‘Mr. Lonely’ Bob Vinton ?
    Andy Williams – ‘Lonely Street’
    ‘i am a weary and a lonesome traveler’ by many …

    Nice collection Rick.

    • Rick October 5, 2015 at 00:10 #

      Thanks. There are a ton of songs about loneliness. It makes one wonder about the lives of songwriters.

      • jcalberta October 5, 2015 at 03:15 #

        I guess most folks have experienced this a time or two?

      • Rick October 5, 2015 at 03:23 #

        As Josey Wales would say, “I reckon so.”

  2. Marilyn Armstrong October 4, 2015 at 19:10 #

    On the trail of the lonesome pine?

    • Andrew Petcher October 4, 2015 at 20:30 #

      I was going to suggest that!

      • Rick October 5, 2015 at 00:11 #

        Great minds run together.

    • Rick October 5, 2015 at 00:11 #

      I need to check that out.

      • Marilyn Armstrong October 5, 2015 at 00:12 #

        It was a movie theme, so I’m curious if it’s around anywhere. There are quite a few intervening years.

  3. Bantering Ram October 6, 2015 at 11:37 #

    Oh, Lonesome Me – The Kentucky Headhunters

    • Rick October 6, 2015 at 13:43 #

      I forgot about that one.

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