The streets are dark and empty
And you walk them all alone
You think about your love affair
And wonder what went wrong

You go to bed each night
And pray you'll never see the dawn
Afraid of each tomorrow
With its heartless cold unknown

And that's what it's like to be lonesome
Without your love it's such an empty world
And that's what it's like to be lonesome
I know 'cause I'm a mighty lonesome girl

You search to find a tavern
Where the music's playing loud
You try to lose your heartache
In the laughter of the crowd

But the happy couples make you think of
Things that might have been
And you have to fight the teardrops
Till you're by yourself again

And that's what it's like to be lonesome
Without your love it's such an empty world
And that's what it's like to be lonesome
I know 'cause I'm a mighty lonesome girl