Andrew Gold - Lonely Boy
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Een nummer dat Andrew Gold schreef en grotendeels over zichzelf gaat. Het lied begint 'He was born on a summer day 1951'. Gold werd geboren op 2 augustus 1951. Het nummer verscheen in 1977 op zijn album 'What's wrong with this picture?'. De achtergrondzang kwam van Linda Ronstadt. Andrew Gold was voordien haar producer en speelde muziek in haar begeleidingsband.
He was born on a summer day 1951 And with a slap of a hand He landed as an only son His mother and father said what a lovely boy We'll teach him what we learned Ah yes just what we learned We'll dress him up warmly and We'll send him to school It'll teach him how to fight To be nobody's fool. Refrein: Oh what a lonely boy (3x). In the summer of '53 his mother Brought him a sister And she told him we must attend to her needs She's so much younger than you Well he ran down the hall and he cried Oh how could his parents have lied When they said he was an only son He thought he was the only one. Refrein (3x). Goodbye mama, goodbye you Goodbye papa I'm pushing on through. He left home on a winter day 1969 And he hoped to find all the love He had lost in that earlier time Well his sister grew up And she married a man She gave her a son Ah yes a lovely son They dressed him up warmly They sent him to school It taught him how to fight To be nobody's fool. Refrein (6x).