So Lonely (song)

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"So Lonely"
1978-solonely.jpg
Recorded by The Police
Released: 1978-11-17
Recorded: January-April 1978
Length: 4:49
Album(s): Outlandos d'Amour
Label(s): A&M
Writer(s): Sting
Producer(s): The Police
Studio(s): Surrey Sound Studios
Released as single? YES

"So Lonely" is a song written by Sting and recorded by The Police in 1978.

About the song

The song re-uses lyrics from Sting's Last Exit song Fool In Love.

The Police first recorded it on the very first day of the Outlandos d'Amour recording sessions - 1978-01-15. The band spliced together the two takes from that day on 1978-01-17. This 4:26 minute version is very different to the LP version. It's slightly faster and not as relaxed as the final version. Stewart's drums are a little busy in the verse - they sound like those from Born In The 50's ("My mother cried" ... part). His drums in the chorus don't yet have that famous snare / kick finish. There's no guitar solo in this version - you hear a rather bad harmonica solo instead. There are also gimmicks that were intended to be funny - it's either a kazoo or someone repeating "beep-beep" several times after each chorus. There are bits to like, but it was a good idea to re-record the song.

The version we all know was probably recorded on 1978-04-01 (backing track) and 1978-04-02 (vocals).

Personnel

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Release History

Albums

So Lonely appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Police-album-outlandosdamour.jpg Outlandos d'Amour 1978-11-17 UK

Singles

CD Singles

Cover art Catalog no. Songs Release date Release country
Stub.gif Catalog no. "Song"(s) YYYY-MM-DD Country

7" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song/B-side song Release date Release country
1978-solonely.jpg AMS 7402 "So Lonely"/"No Time This Time" 1978-MM-DD UK
1978-solonely.jpg AMS 7402 "So Lonely"/"No Time This Time" 1980-MM-DD UK

12" Singles

Cover art Catalog no. A-side song(s)/B-side song(s) Release date Release country
Radiosample.jpg SAMP 5 "The Bed's Too Big Without You"/"So Lonely"/"Can't Stand Losing You"/"Roxanne"/"Message In A Bottle"/"Walking On The Moon" 1980-MM-DD UK

Video

"SONG TITLE" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country


Awards, nominations, and certifications

Awards

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Year Winner Award Category
YYYY WINNER (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Nominations

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Year Nominee Award Category
YYYY NOMINEE (album, song, producer, etc.) AWARD (Grammy, People's Choice, etc.) CATEGORY

Certifications

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Country Certifier Classification Certification
COUNTRY CERTIFIER (RIAA, IFPI...) CLASSIFICATION (Album, singles, foreign artist...) CERTIFICATION (Gold, Platinum, Diamond...)

Lyrics

Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.

Well, someone told me yesterday
That when you throw your love away
You act as if you don't care
You look as if you're going somewhere
But I just can't convince myself
I couldn't live with no one else
And I can only play that part
And sit and nurse my broken heart, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely

Now no-one's knocked upon my door
For a thousand years, or more
All made up and nowhere to go
Welcome to this one man show
Just take a seat, they're always free
No surprise, no mystery
In this theatre that I call my soul
I always play the starring role, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely
So lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
So lonely, so lonely, so lonely
I feel lonely, I'm so lonely, I feel so low
I feel lonely, I'm so lonely, I feel so low

Quotations and trivia

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Alternate and cover versions

Cover versions of So Lonely appear on the following album releases:

Cover art Artist Album title Release date Release country
Vinyl.png Aswad Reggatta Mondatta Volume II 1998-06-30  ??
Policia cover.jpg Limbeck Policia! A Tribute To The Police 2005-MM-DD USA

See also

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External links

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References