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Beautiful songs by LGBTI artists that explore themes of loneliness

Beautiful songs by LGBTI artists that explore themes of loneliness

Frank Ocean | Photo: Def Jam

1 Frank Ocean – Bad Religion

Example lyrics:

‘Taxi driver,
‘Be my shrink for the hour,
‘Leave the meter running,
‘It’s rush hour,
‘So take the streets if you wanna,
‘Just outrun the demons, could you..

Avicii featuring Rita Ora – Lonely Together

Example lyrics:

‘I know I can’t change you and I, I won’t change,
‘I might hate myself tomorrow, but I’m on my way tonight,
‘Let’s be lonely together, a little less lonely together.’

3 Years & Years – Eyes Shut

Example lyrics:

‘Throw your heart to me,
‘Let it fall and hit the ground,
‘Let it go,
‘Your timing was so wrong,
‘And I just want to be found.’

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4 Goldfrapp – A&E

Example lyrics:

‘I was feeling lonely, feeling blue,
‘Feeling like I needed you,
‘Like I hoped you’d call and hoped you’d see me.’

5 Jess Glynne – Take Me Home

Example lyrics:

‘You say space will make it better and time will make it heal, I won’t be lost forever and soon I wouldn’t feel, like I’m haunted,
oh falling,
would you take the wheel , if I lose control, if I’m lying here, would you take me home

6 George Michael – I Can’t Make You Love Me

Example lyrics:

‘I’ll close my eyes and then I won’t see,
‘The love you do not feel, when you’re holding me,
‘Morning will come, and I’ll do what’s right,
‘Just give me till then, to give up this fight.’

7 Brandi Carlile – Party of One

Example lyrics:

‘Oh, your constant overthinking and your secretive drinking,
‘Are making you more and more alone,
‘And girl, you can slam the door behind you,
‘It ain’t ever gonna close.’

8 Sam Smith – Stay With Me

Example lyrics:

‘Guess it’s true I’m not good at a one night stand,
‘But I still need love ’cause I’m just a man,
‘These nights never seem to go to plan,
‘I don’t want you to leave, will you hold my hand?’

9 Christine and the Queens – Saint Claude

Example lyrics:

‘I see that your left arm is ink stained,
‘And since you’re sleeveless,
‘Your winged lion gives a sly wink,
‘Does he know my loneliness?’

10 Troye Sivan – Happy Little Pill

Example lyrics:

‘In the crowd alone,
‘And every second passing reminds me I’m not whole,
‘Bright lights and city sounds are ringing like a drone,
‘Unknown, unknown’

11 Perfume Genius – Otherside

Example lyrics:

‘Even your going,
‘Let it find you,
‘Even in hiding,
‘Find it knows you’

Bonus song (she’s not LGBTI, but it’s an LGBTI loneliness anthem, right?): Robyn – Dancing On My Own

Example lyrics:

‘And I’m in the corner, watching you kiss her, oh,
‘I’m right over here, why can’t you see me, oh,
‘And I’m giving it my all, but I’m not the guy you’re taking home, ooh,
‘I keep dancing on my own’

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