New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

This is for all the lonely people
Thinkin' that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
Ride that highway in the sky
This is for all the single people
Thinkin' that life has left them dry
Don't give up until you drink from the silve cup
You'll never know until you try
Cause, I'm on my way
Yes, I'm on my way
Yeah, i'm on my way back home
This is for all the lonely people
Thinkin' that life has passed them by
Don't give up until you drink from the silver cup
She'll never take you down or never give you up
You'll never know until you try



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/jars_of_clay/lonely_people.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

  • e
    elstondavisMar 25, 2009 at 12:54 am
    I just don't seem to be able to figure it out, what the heck is the "silver cup" and where can I find it? I couldn't imagine any other song other than LONELY PEOPLE that describes my life clearly. Even though I've had great jobs, money, cars I also had a drug history that I allowed to rob me of my 20's and 30's. I still find myself more alone than ever. I've been blessed with a great job that I contracted for in the current recession, but I am the visible man. I smile often trying to find peace, I truly love working with and assisting those less fortunate than me which is my vocaiton, I get to work early and leave late of my own choosing, I extend respect to others as I would wish to be respected, and I'm still the guy who doesn't get invited to happy hour on pay day. What is it that I've done wrong? I try and try and God seems to roll me in the punishment phase continuously; it seems like pay back in the theme and I'm separated from any group despite my best efforts to fit. I often think of the things I have done and failed to do, and at 44, I'm the guy who has never been asked to dance or picked up in a bar, ever. I feel like a rock in a desert on a barren planet. I have none to go home to except my cat and no one calls. My days begin and end in isolation despite my efforts to not only be true to myself, help others and do the right thing; I'm the odd man out and I hate it. Every breath is a gift, but is underscored by a staggering amount of personal pain and God still sees me fit to dwell in unending desolation. I want to have friends, but no matter how hard I seek happiness I end up short and I've run out of words to say except for this, I wish the best to all the lonely people and God bless.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    U
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×