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Lonely One Chords
Version #1
Billy Squier


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[Intro]
| D***        | D***        | D***        | D***        |
 
[Verse 1]
D                       D                       Bm             Bm
Light in the window but out in the night it's a cold world.
D                    D                       Bm             Bm
Locked on collision, wrong over right 'tween boy and girl.
G                       A                 F#m                 Bm
Call it the fashion but can you deny your vices are one up on you.
G                       A               F#m                     Bm
Caught in the patterns, longin' to fly, sayin' it's all you can do.
 
[Chorus 1]
                G         G/A          (D)
When you're the only one,   you see the lonely one.
 
[Interlude]
| D           | D           | D           | D***     A* |
 
[Verse 2]
D               D                     Bm***         A*  Bm*** A*
Ashes to ashes, dust into night and a trail of blue,
D                            D                              Bm***       A*  Bm*** A*
split screens and sidewalks, six strings and nighthawks and someone new.
G                        A                     F#m                       Bm
You got your answers and you got your time but sometimes they run out on you.
G                        A                     F#m
You got your reasons and you got your lies but sometimes they leave you,
Bm                 Bm
love is so lonely, love is a lie.
 
[Chorus 2]
                G         G/A            D          D
When you're the only one,   you feel the lonely one.
                G         G/A           D           D
Now, you're the only one,   you see the lonely one.
 
[Interlude]
| C           | C           | G/B         | G/B         |
                Gm*  Gm*  C*     C*   D*
Now, you're the only one, lonely one, oh oh oh oh.
 
[Bridge] (Start On Cue)
Bm    Bm                 F#m      F#m
  You try to be certain,   you're certain to try,
G                     A
chasin' your shadows, changin' your mind,
A                   A                   A                A
facin' those faces again and again and again...
 
[Instrumental Solo]
| D           | D           | Bm          | Bm          |
| D           | D           | Bm          | Bm          |
| G           | A           | F#m         | Bm          |
| G           | A           | F#m         | Bm          |
| G           | A           |
 
[Re-Intro]
| D***        | D***        | D***        | D***        |
 
[Verse 3]
D                        D                           Bm             Bm
Turn from the window and walk through the shadows of love gone by.
D                     D                          Bm             Bm
Searchin' your manner way down inside, still you don't know why.
G                         A                  F#m                        Bm
Lost in the mirror you're hopin' to find the fountain that's run out on you.
G                       A                      F#m
You got your rhythm and you got your lines but sometimes they leave you,
Bm                 Bm
love is so lonely, love is a lie.
 
[End-Chorus]
                G         A              D***       F#m* Bm
When you're the only one,   you feel the lonely one.
                G         A             D***       F#m* Bm
Now, you're the only one,   you see the lonely one.
           G             A               D***       F#m* Bm
And you go on and on and on, you see the lonely one.
           G             A               D***       F#m* Bm
And you go on and on and on, you see the lonely one.
 
[Ending] (Going to Fade)
G                  A             D***       F#m* Bm
Love is so lonely, love is a lie.
G                  A             D***       F#m* Bm
Love is so lonely, love is a lie.
                G                A
Now, you're the only, only one...




How to play "Lonely One" by Billy Squier on guitar

To play D and Bm chords, use open chord forms. Strum smoothly and evenly.

[Intro]:
- Strum the D chord four times. Concentrate on even strumming.

[Verse 1.]
- Begin with the D chord, strumming gently.
- Move to Bm and keep the rhythm.
- G and A chords follow, with a continuous down-up strumming pattern.
- Give the F#m chord transitions a short pause.

[Chorus 1]:
- G chord to G/A and back to D.
- Place a downstroke accent on the G/A chord.

[Interlude]
- Strum the D chord, then move to A.
- Pay attention to the timing between the D and A chords.

[Verse 2]:
- Similar to Verse 1 with the same chord progression.
- Bm*** denotes a somewhat extended hold on the Bm chord.

Chorus 2 is similar to Chorus 1 and features a forceful strum on G and G/A chords.

[Interlude]
- Strum C and G/B chords with clarity and seamless transitions.
- Gm* and C* necessitate a durable finish.

[Bridge]
- Start with Bm and progress to F#m.
- Emphasize the transition to the G and A chords.
- Repeat the chord with confidence.

[Instrumental Solo]
- Use the chord progression: D, Bm, G, A, and F#m.
- Maintain proper rhythm and tempo throughout.

[Re-Intro]
- Strumming evenly in D chord.

Verse 3:
- Repeat the D and Bm chord progression.
- Concentrate on smooth transitions and consistent rhythm.

[End-Chorus]:
- Strong strumming on G and A chords.
- End with D, F#m, and Bm chords.

Common mistakes: 
- Rushing transitions between chords, particularly Bm and F#m.
- Strumming too hard and loosing rhythm.
- Not stressing the downstrokes in the chorus.

Song Facts:
Billy Squier's song "Lonely One" tackles themes of isolation and desire.
The lyrics show a person dealing with emotional issues and seeking purpose. Billy Squier,
an American rock musician, rose to prominence in the early 1980s with hits including
"The Stroke" and "In the Dark". Squier's work has remained popular among fans of
classic rock due to his powerful voice and guitar talents.            
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