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It feels like this second single has been a long time coming! It’s a mammoth track, both temporally and sonically. Which is a wanky way of saying it’s bloody long and bloody loud. Defo recommend listening to it with a big ol’ set of headphones or some kick-arse speakers and the volume turned up.
The album, Apart Together, is due out later this year.
Love to y’all. txx

Stream/Download:
tim-minchin.lnk.to/LonelyWE

Lyrics below and Chords here.



Full Credits can be found in the YouTube description.


**I’LL TAKE LONELY TONIGHT**

I’ll take lonely tonight
Your offer is kind
And I must confess that I find
Your casual caresses and that pretty dress
Pretty hard to resist
And Christ what a night
I think you’re pretty high
I know I’m pretty pissed

But I’ll take lonely tonight
Though I’m not denying
I hate being alone
Even so I know regret in the making
You’re one of those others I swore I’d forsake
And although this extraction is taking
A great act of will
I got a girl has my heart in a house on a hill
So though I am hungry and tempted
I’m sorry I’m not going to bite
I’m gonna take lonely

I’ll take lonely tonight
Though I know I might well
Have future regrets
That I didn’t more often take up these chances
For what is life for but to shag, drink and dance
And teenager me would be screaming his pants off
Begging me to stay
But my girl has my heart in a house half a planet away
And I’d rather murder than hurt her
So sorry though it feels so right
I’m gonna take lonely tonight

Odysseus wasn’t strong enough
To endure the Siren song and so
He made his sailors tie him to a mast
And Jesus spent forty days and forty nights
And he stood his ground and fought his fight
And the devil tried but couldn’t break his fast
If this is true
The devil should’ve offered him you
Goddammit

I’ll take lonely tonight In my three-point-five star
Boutique hotel
Where I will spend Twenty-five bucks
On minibar snacks
And pass out on my phone

And wake in four hours or so
Soaked in relief to find
I am alone

With only the wrappers
Of Pringles and Snickers
For which to atone

Blissfully lonely

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7 Comments

Dave on 24th of July 2020

Beautiful and wonderful song! X

Julie Williams on 26th of June 2020

Brilliant Tim x

Alison on 19th of June 2020

Absolutely beautiful! So real Tim xx

Allyson on 18th of June 2020

This song is beautiful and brilliant.
To my mind it speaks to what I’m sure is a very hard reality of life on the road that until now I’ve never heard in a song.
Love is not all wine and roses but it’s tough choices and having to say no to things you really really want because you know that in the end the temporary relief you will feel from giving in will not be worth the consequences it will bring about.
Can’t wait to hear more of the songs from this album. Never thought I would love serious Tim as much as sarcastic Tim but it turns out I was wrong.

Lynne Perry on 18th of June 2020

A tender song of a happy marriage. I was really very touched listening to this.

JanG on 18th of June 2020

All good things come to those who wait, apparently. Loved this song since BACK and I heartily concur -it’s amazing though decent speakers. I love the conflation of Christ’s temptation with that if Odysseus, making it just another myth. Great imagery and then a classic Tim switch from high brow to pop culture with the prosaic Pringles reference. I could go on but just to say Love it, Love it, Love it. Can’t wait for the album.

Bec on 18th of June 2020

Beautiful song Tim. Iggle Piggle called and said he wants his boat back when your done. 😄

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