Mary Chapin Carpenter
"Alone But Not Lonely"

I haven't a reason, a clue or a sign

I haven't the slightest idea

Of the shape of your heart or the state of your mind

Do you ever let anyone near

Do you ever reach out with arms open wide

Do you ever jump in closing your eyes

Or are you one of the fortunate kind

Alone but not lonely

Everyday on the street I study their faces

The ones who rush on through the crowd

Towards their own quiet worlds, their separate places

Somewhere I'm never allowed

'Cause I've always been one to say what I need

And than the next thing it's done and I'm watching 'em leave

And I'm thinking, I wish I could be

Alone but not lonely

So which one are you tonight

Do you change with the morning light

Do you say more than what sounds right

Do you say what you mean?

There are moments in time that are meant to be held

Like fragile, breakable things

There are others that pass us, you can't even tell

Such is their grace and their speed

And this one is gone in the blink of an eye

You can ask me the truth but tonight I will lie

Unflinching I'll tell you that I'm alone but not lonely