♫ We’re All Alone ♫ (Redux)

I apologize … I know I only played this just over a year ago (January 2020), but tonight … well, tonight I have less hope than at any other time in my life, less faith in people than ever before, and  for the past two days, tears have been flowing and the smile I paste on for my family is as false as a clown’s mask.  I needed this song tonight, so please forgive me.

An aside … last time I played this, blogging friend Jim Borden left the following comment:

“The Boz version will always be one of my favorites, just like Boz. My first date with the woman whom I have now been married to 38 years was a Boz concert… ” 

So for you and your lovely wife, Jim, I have added the Boz version.


This song was written by Boz Scaggs who introduced it on his 1976 album Silk Degrees. The song was first a hit for Frankie Valli.  But the version that made it to the top ten on the charts in both the UK and the US was the one released in 1977 by Rita Coolidge, and it is that one I want to play for you tonight.

The Rita Coolidge version of We’re All Alone was featured on the album Anytime…Anywhere released in March 1977.  According to 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.'”

The original lyrics of We’re All Alone include lines “Close your eyes ami” and “Throw it to the wind my love”. Coolidge sings these lines as “Close your eyes and dream” and “Owe it to the wind my love”.  And, on a personal note … you guys know my poor hearing and how I always get lyrics mixed up … in the line that says “Close the window, calm the light”, I always thought it was “Close the window, come alive”.  Oh well.  🙄

For some reason that I cannot identify, and don’t feel like digging too deep to find, this song always first takes my breath, then brings a tear to my eye.

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
Forevermore, forevermore

Close your eyes and dream
And you can be with me
‘Neath the waves, through the caves of hours
Gone, 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, 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, hold me dear

All’s forgotten now, my love
We’re all alone

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

32 thoughts on “♫ We’re All Alone ♫ (Redux)

  1. These two recordings could be laid on top of each other, and I think their differences would be negligible. Nothing to pick between them but the sex of the voice. The song is nice, but nothing makes one stand out over the other for me.

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    • I hadn’t realized it until I played both the other night … you’re right, except for the difference between a male v female voice, they are very similar. No, this is not your type of music, so I’m not surprised it didn’t make you jump for joy.

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  2. I’m with Jim on this one. I only vaguely remember the Rita Coolidge version even though it was a big hit here, but I had the Silk Degrees album and played it a lot. His version was the B-side of Lido Shuffle here but I don’t think it got much airplay of its own – a pity.

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  3. We will always live through times which test our spirits and resolves Jill
    This is for you:

    Lyrics:
    You ask me where to begin
    Am I so lost in my sin
    You ask me where did I fall
    I’ll say I can’t tell you when
    But if my spirit is lost
    How will I find what is near
    Don’t question I’m not alone
    Somehow I’ll find my way home
    My sun shall rise in the east
    So shall my heart be at peace
    And if you’re asking me when
    I’ll say it starts at the end
    You know your will to be free
    Is matched with love secretly
    And talk will alter your prayer
    Somehow you’ll find you are there.
    Your friend is close by your side
    And speaks in far ancient tongue
    A seasons wish will come true
    All seasons begin with you
    One world we all come from
    One world we melt into one
    Just hold my hand and we’re there
    Somehow we’re going somewhere
    Somehow we’re going somewhere
    You ask me where to begin
    Am I so lost in my sin
    You ask me where did I fall
    I’ll say I can’t tell you when
    But if my spirit is strong
    I know it can’t be long
    No questions I’m not alone
    Somehow I’ll find my way home
    Somehow I’ll find my way home
    Somehow I’ll find my way home
    Somehow I’ll find my way home

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