"I'd Rather Be Lonely" lyrics - LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III

"I'd Rather Be Lonely"

Every night I get the blues,
The greens and yellows and chartreus-es.
You're still living here with me.
I'd rather be lonely.

All the time I look around
For excuses to leave town.
Everybody wants somebody - but
I'd rather be lonely.

Loneliness is happiness.
It takes less than two.
I confess; I digress
From it when I'm with you.

Let us make a brand new start;
Separate and stay apart.
I've had enough having and holding.
I'd rather be lonely.

I think that I need some space;
Everyday you're in my face.
How can I get rid of you?
I'd rather be lonely.


One more verse, a few more words
Love is for the bees and birds
Not for a human being like me.
I'd rather be lonely.