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Black Sabbath - Loner

"Loner" is a song by English rock band Black Sabbath. It is the third and final single from their 2013 album 13, the first being "God Is Dead?". Although the album version did not chart, a live version of the song was officially released as a single via Black Sabbath's YouTube channel on 17 October 2013. It is also their last released single before their disbanding in 2017.

The live version, featuring touring-only member Tommy Clufetos on drums, was recorded in Melbourne, Australia at the beginning of May during their reunion world tour. The performance was the world premier of the song. As well as being officially released on YouTube, the video was also featured along with the rest of the concert on the band's album and film Live... Gathered in Their Masses.


He's just a loner

He never says hello

A friend to no one

He's got no place to go

He don't look happy

He look through furtive eyes

He ain't got nothing

No one to sympathize

Alright now

He hides himself away

His secrets not revealed

As life just passes by he keeps himself concealed

A solitary man

An enigmatic child

A riddle never solved

A prisoner exiled

Alright now

I wonder if the loner can assimilate

A life less lived alone plays devil's advocate

C'mon now

Has he ever tried to be happy?

Reached out from inside

Someone on who he can depend

It's getting to late to recover

He won't stand a chance and into his own hell he'll descend

Don't descend

Don't descend

Don't descend

Don't descend

No understanding of things we already know

He has to live his life and just learn how to let go

Alright yeah

Communication's an impossibility

His own best friend but he's his own worst enemy

The secrets of his past locked deep inside his head

I wonder if he will be happy when he's dead

C'mon yeah

Songwriters: Terence Butler / Tony Iommi / John Osbourne

Loner lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management


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