Livin' Alone

Written by: 
J. Martyn
1 Aug 1982

The last time I saw you,
I saw the writing on the wall.
I didn't like it,
I didn't like it at all.
I look at my telephone,
I let it ring and ring.
I do the crying,
Let the wire do the singing.

I'm not living alone;
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartbreak here.
I'm not living alone,
You know I got a heartache with me.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
You know I've got a heartbreak here.

Just one more secret, just one more lie.
I don't believe you, so don't you even try.
You've been out all night, you say you've been bored;
I know you too well, not to know when you've scored.

I'm not living alone;
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartbreak here.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartaching pain.
Not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartbreak again.

{guitar solo}

I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I know I've got a heartbreak with me.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I got a heartache, heartache.
Not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartbreak here.

I know my woman like the back of my hand.
I know for sure, when she's taken another man.
I'm going to cut my losses, going to walk through that door.
I can't get her attention; I don't love her any more.

I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartbreak here.
I'm not living alone, living alone
With a heartaching pain.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
Living with a heartache.

I'm not living alone;
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone;
Living with a heartbreak.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartache.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
I'm living with a heartache.

Living alone, living alone,
Living with a heartbreak.
I'm not living alone, living alone,
Living with a heartaching here.

muffnote:
The guitar solo on this track was played by Alan Thomson using his 70's Fender stratocaster. This was uncovered as late as 2013 by Allan Harvey who just thought it did not feel like a JM solo.

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