only the lonely lyrics – david gray

i’m raising up my voice
to the wall and to the sky
it seeks no explanation
it waits for no reply
really it is nothing
just a cry to the wilds

i’m delirious with chaos
i’m wonderstruck with awe
in my soul i’m dreaming only
of your velvet sh*r*
when i’m walking there my face
untangles like a child

and only the lonely
only the lonely
lonely could know me

i’ve been talking all night long
there’s nothing more to say
so i’m searching every mirror
for a trace of yesterday
but the air it holds no traces
where the eagles were flying

i’m haunted by the skyline
the concrete and the rain
the window speaks of winter
so i’ll set my heart again
somewhere in the dust
a curlew is crying

and only the lonely
only the lonely
lonely could know me

i’m talking all night long
i’m talking all night long

there’s a copper moon that’s buried
as solitude expands
and distant planets moving
they’re weighing on my hands
they’re darkening my pages

there’s daylight in my fingers
but it’s snowing in my bones
been sucking on the echo
of a thousand telephones
and when we meet again we will be strangers

and only the lonely
only the lonely
lonely could know me

and only the lonely
only the lonely
lonely could know me

i’m talking all night long

/ david gray lyrics