only a lonely man would know lyrics – marvin gaye

ooh, once i thought that
love was a toy for girls and boys
i never gave my heart
i just played the part right from the start

then there was you, sweet you
with a love that i knew, i knew was true
but in my pride, i left you, baby
oh, just hangin’ on, now love has gone

oh, only a lonely man would know
the bitter tears i’ve cried since i lost you darlin’
since you said goodbye

only a lonely man would know
the hurt inside of me, since i left my pride
make a fool of me

ask any lonely man, you see, darlin’
walk up and ask any lonely man like me, baby

ooh, foolishly girl, i broke your heart
now we’re apart
now, in my lonely room, i
just reminisce, long for your kiss

and through my lonely tears
i can see ahead long lonely years
without your love
my world, my world’s at an end

blinds closin’ in, now, i know
oh, what i was too slow in learnin’
oh, now i know
no that i’m all alone, my heart is yearnin’

oh, only a lonely man would know
the bitter tears i’ve cried since i lost you darlin’
since you said goodbye

ask any lonely man, you see, baby
go on and ask him, baby

only a lonely man would know
the bitter tears i’ve cried since i lost you darlin’
since you said goodbye

ooh, only a lonely man would know
the hurt inside

/ marvin gaye lyrics