‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ Gaither Vocal Band

‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ Gaither Vocal Band

A group of talented vocalists performed a song about the pain and hurt associated with being alone.

Many people in the world today deal with feelings of loneliness and despair. For a number of reasons, many people perceive that no one loves or cares about them. In a period of social media and other means of instant communication, loneliness remains a major problem in our culture.

In a clip posted to YouTube, The Gaither Vocal Band sings, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” As the song title heavily indicates, the songwriter is dealing with a heavy bout of loneliness.

While the song is performed beautifully, the lyrics are very depressing. In the lyrics, the songwriter makes mention of a bird – a whippoorwill - who is too sad, depressed and lonesome to even fly.

The songwriter points out that this period of great loneliness seems to be going on endlessly. No end to the night appears to be in sight. The songwriter is in a bad mental state.

The moon, the song indicates, is also hurting. The celestial body has gone behind the clouds in order to shed tears. Once again, the song mentions another bird. A robin’s actions are also used to illustrate loneliness. 

If there was any song that would be considered the blues, it is this one. Every single line of the single is more depressing and sadder than the one before it.

Unfortunately, everyone will feel alone and hurt at times. But there is One who has promised to never leave or forsake us. In these troubled times when grief, loneliness and despair arrive, He is the one to rely upon to see us through. He has never failed and He never will.

Isaiah 41:10 “Have no fear, for I am with you; do not be looking about in trouble, for I am your God; I will give you strength, yes, I will be your helper; yes, my true right hand will be your support.”

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