Coverafbeelding Gilbert O'Sullivan - Alone Again (Naturally)
  • Statistieken
  •   5 weken
  •   21 piekpositie
  •   70 punten
  •   1972

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   01-12-1946
Land   Ierland

Gilbert O'Sullivan werd geboren in Ierland als Raymond Edward O'Sullivan (Ray). Hij verhuisde in 1960 naar Swindon, waar hij geïnteresseerd raakte in muziek en o.a. met Rick Davies (later Supertramp) de band Rick's Blues vormde. In 1967 tekende hij een vijfjarig platencontract bij CBS Records. Eind jaren 60 maakte hij zijn eerste plaatopnamen, maar met weinig succes. Wel namen The Tremeloes enkele nummers van hem op. Nederland was een van de eerste landen die de artiest omarmden. Hij woonde zelfs tijdelijk in Blaricum. In de jaren 70 had hij wereldwijd succes met nummers als:



Nothing Rhymed, Underneath the blanket go, Alone Again (Naturally), No matter how I try, Clair (opgedragen aan het driejarige dochtertje van zijn manager, dat hem natuurlijk uncle Ray noemde), Get Down, Ooh-Wakka-Doo-Wakka-Day, I wish I could cry en Matrimony.

In die jaren '70 stond Gilbert ook bekend vanwege zijn 'crisisimago' (met bloempotkapsel, streepjesdas en 3/4-broek). Zijn manager vond dat niet zo'n goed idee maar hij wilde er gewoon anders uitzien dan alle anderen.

Hij treedt nog regelmatig op met oud en nieuw materiaal.



Songtekst

In a little while from now,
If I'm not feeling any less sour ,
I promise myself to treat myself
And visit a nearby tower
And climbing to the top will throw myself off,
In an effort to make it clear to who
Ever what it's like when you're shattered.

Left standing in the lurch at a church,
Where people saying 'my God
that's tough she's stood him up
No point in us remaining.
We may as well go home'.
As I did on my own.
Alone again, naturally.

To think that only yesterday
I was cheerful, bright and gay,
Looking forward to- well who wouldn't do
The role I was about to play.

But as if to knock me down,
Reality came around.
And without so much
As a mere touch
Cut me into little pieces
Leaving me to doubt
Talk about God in his mercy
Who if he really does exist,
Why did he desert me in my hour of need?
I truly am indeed
Alone again, naturally.

It seems to me that there are more hearts
Broken in the world that can't be mended.
Left unattended
What do we do?
What do we do?

Alone again, naturally.

Now looking back over the years
And whatever else that appears.
I remember I cried when my father died
Never wishing to hide the tears.

And at sixty-five years old
My mother God rest her soul.
Couldn't understand why the only man
She had ever loved had been taken,
Leaving her to start with a heart so badly broken,
Despite encouragement from me no words were ever spoken
And when she passed away
I cried and cried all day
Alone again, naturally.

Alone again, naturally.

Songinformatie

ArtiestGilbert O'Sullivan
 A-kant
Titel Alone Again (Naturally)
Lengte 03:35
Componist(en) R. O'Sullivan
Producer(s) Gordon Mills
 B-kant
Titel Save It
Lengte 02:38
Componist(en) R. O'Sullivan
Producer(s) Gordon Mills
 
Platenlabel MAM
Catalogusnr 6101 661
Album Gilbert O'Sullivan Greatest Hits


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