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Lyrics by: Andrew Gold
# Debut Chart
7 Mar '77 Hot 100
38 Jun '77 Adult Contemp

Lyrics

He was born on a summer day, 1951 And with a slap of a hand He had landed as an only son


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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 Oh, oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy 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 Oh, oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Goodbye, mama, goodbye to 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 He gave her a son Oh, 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 Oh, oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, whoa, whoa Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy Oh, what a lonely boy

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