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Boz Scaggs – We're All Alone lyrics

Outside the rain begins
And it may never end
So cry no more, on the shore a dream
Will take us out to sea
Forevermore, forevermore

Close your eyes and dream[?]
And you can be with me
'Neath the waves, through the cave of hours
Long forgotten now
We're all alone, we're all alone

Close the window, come alight
And it will be all right
No need to bother now
Let it out, let it all begin
Learn how to pretend

(repeat intro)

Once a story's told
It can't help but grow old
Roses do, lovers too, so cast
Your seasons to the wind
And hold me dear, oh, hold me dear

Close the window, come alight
And it will be all right
No need to bother now,
Let it out, let it all begin
All's forgotten now
We're all alone, all alone

Close the window, come alight
And it will be all right
No need to bother now,
Let it out, let it all begin
Owe it to the wind, my love
Oh, hold me dear

(first four lines instrumental)
All's forgotten now, my love,
We're all alone, we're all alone

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    UnregisteredOct 2, 2013 at 2:09 am
    These lyrics are different from the original Boz Scaggs lyrics and closer to the Rita Coolridge cover. I like the original lyrics better.
    This song is about someone who is comforting a loved one through a tough period. He can't make the bad situation go away, but soon it will be past and his ami can get lost in his arms and just let go of the sorrow. "Throw it to the wind". They are all alone where it is safe. This song helped me understand a loved one's suicide, but it has also helped me through a stressful change in a romantic relationship when I realized that I had to be the comforter rather than the comforted. It can also be a song about forgiveness and moving past the harsh words and difficult times.
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    UnregisteredJun 13, 2012 at 3:56 am
    My interpretation is completely different and simple. Haven't you ever snuck into a lovers bedroom? This time she comes to him. Maybe even through a window on a stormy night. He's older and tasting forbidding fruit, but he truly loves her and she him. His poety to her, helps relax her. He ask her to close the window and we can only guess how tenderly he is to her. They are in love, s** is not the layer of depth this songs sings to, its the love and passion they have for each other. It's him getting her to relax enough that she can work through her young insecurities and be the equal passionate lover she wants to be. That's what I hear because I been there. Sorry, but sometimes simple is true. Not a sad song. A beautiful love song.
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    UnregisteredMay 9, 2012 at 3:18 am
    It's about the disapproval two people face around themselves simply for wanting to be together. Outside the rain begins and it may never end. So they have to close their eyes and dream themselves in a better place where they are all alone. Away from this unwanted disapproval.
    The have to conceal their love for each other so they have to learn how to pretend. I think they are older but don't want to let that stop them from being in love so they cast their seasons (the age) to the wind.

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