All By Myself Lyrics by Eric Carmen


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Eric Carmen

All By Myself Lyrics
When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin' love was just for fun
Those days are gone

Livin' alone
I think of all the friends I've known
But when I dial the telephone
Nobody's home

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

Hard to be sure
Some times I feel so insecure
And love so distant and obscure
Remains the cure

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore

When I was young
I never needed anyone
And makin' love was just for fun
Those days are gone

All by myself
Don't wanna be, all by myself anymore
All by myself
Don't wanna live, all by myself anymore
Writer: CARMEN, ERIC / RACHMANINOFF, SERGEI
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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All By Myself Info:

• Carmen used Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto (written in 1901) for the verse. He thought their music was in the public domain when he wrote it. After this song came out, he found out it wasn't and agreed to a settlement with the Rachmaninoff estate.

• The song has been used in many movies, including Clueless, Dawn of the Dead, Shrek 2 and Bridget Jones's Diary.

• The song has been covered by many artists, including Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, Hank Williams Jr., Tom Jones, Il Divo and Sheryl Crow

Released: December 1, 1975


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