I’m so lonesome I could cry – Hank Williams

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Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves began to die?
That means he’s lost the will to live
I’m so lonesome I could cry

She stares out the window
he drinks a second cup of coffee
says, that was good, heads to the office.
She wonders that love can be so cozy
as she clears breakfast from the table
questions how she’ll be able to make
it through the day,
that empty place in her heart…
she’s coming apart.


21 thoughts on “I’m so lonesome I could cry – Hank Williams

  1. You present so perfectly, the phenomenon of loneliness, even when one is not actually alone. It is a state that not every person can understand and describe in simple yet effective terms.


  2. The vast distance between his statement (that was good) and her intensely heart-wrenching questions….ooh, wow….such a powerful nod to the disconnect that feeds her loneliness. Very superbly written, Debi 🙂

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  3. Oh yes, Hank Williams – with that song in particular – is a real tear-jerker! I like what you have done, putting the loneliness in that domestic context (often the backdrop for his songs, too) and the quiet build-up you use.

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