♫ We’re All Alone ♫

There almost wasn’t a music post tonight.  After I wrote my early morning post, DOA, I was frustrated, angry, just wanted to go for a long walk, but as it was nearly midnight, that was out of the question.  So, I picked a random song from my playlist, We’re All Alone, and by the second verse tears were rolling down my cheeks.  Sigh.  Sometimes it all takes a toll, y’know?  Anyway … on to cheerier stuff …

Did you know that Rita Coolidge was once married to Kris Kristofferson?  I didn’t!  Sheesh … these people do get around, don’t they?

This song was written and originally recorded in 1976 by Boz Scaggs.  Any relation to Ricky?  I dunno … just a sec while I go check.  Nope, it appears that they are even spelled differently, with Ricky spelling his Skaggs, and from all I can figure in a 3-minute search, they are not related.

Rita Coolidge released her version, featured on the album Anytime…Anywhere, in March 1977.  According to Ms. Coolidge …

“When I was with A&M Records, it was like a family. I would visit Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, and it was a very open, communicative group of people. One day I was in Jerry Moss’ office and he said that the Boz Scaggs album Silk Degrees was in a million homes and there was a song on it that was perfect for a woman to sing. He said, ‘It’s called “We’re All Alone” and as he’s not doing it as a single, I think you ought to record it.'”

And the rest is history.

I think I shall dedicate this one to … well, you know who you are … the rest of you, just listen to the song.

We’re All Alone
Rita Coolidge

Outside the rain begins
And it may never end
So cry no more
On the shore, a dream
Will take us out to sea
Forever more, forever more

Close your eyes and dream
And you can be with me
‘Neath the waves
Through the caves of ours
Long forgotten now
We’re all alone, we’re all alone

Close the window, calm the light
And it will be all right
No need to bother now
Let it out, let it all begin
Learn how to pretend

Once a story’s told
It can’t help but grow old
Roses do, lovers too
So cast your seasons to the wind
And hold me, dear
Oh, hold me, dear

Close the window, calm the light
And it will be all right
No need to bother now
Let it out, let it all begin
All’s forgotten now
We’re all alone, oh, we’re all alone

Close the window, calm the light
And it will be all right
No need to bother now
Let it out, let it all begin
Owe it to the wind
My love

Songwriters: William R. Royce Scaggs
We’re All Alone lyrics © Spirit Music Group, BMG Rights Management

9 thoughts on “♫ We’re All Alone ♫

  1. Jill, Rita is a smooth singer. I was aware of her relationship with Kristofferson. I remember her as a contemperary of Boz Scaggs. She seems to get overshadowed in 70s reviews, but she is worth the time. Keith

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  2. Luv her voice, but why mask it with reverb & overdub effects? Sounds like today’s autotune for today’s talentless artists, but Rita can sing! Anyway, amazing heartfelt song for sure. ❤

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