MR. LONELY - bobby blue

written in 1964 by bobby vinton and gene allen.

I was working in my vintage furniture store one day when this song came on and I thought it was one of the most beautiful songs I’d ever heard and I loved that 1950s sound. I recorded it by myself on my home studio, though rough, I thought that it would be nice to go ahead and put it out there when I heard Joan Rivers say she wanted this to be played at her funeral; it was totally a coincidence. This also references my new musical ventures as I fully start to commit to that midcentury sound. I hope I did an ok job.

LYRICS:

Lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely
I have nobody for my own
I am so lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely
Wish I had someone to call on the phone
Now I’m a soldier, a lonely soldier
Away from home through no wish of my own
That’s why I’m lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely
I wish that I could go back home
Letters, never a letter
I get no letters in the mail
I’ve been forgotten, yes, forgotten
Oh how I wonder, how is it I failed
Now I’m a soldier, a lonely soldier
Away from home through no wish of my own
That’s why I’m lonely, I’m Mr. Lonely
I wish that I could go back home

SoundCloud / bobby blue - synthpop

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When most people hear me sing they think I am a woman. I am a counter-tenor, with a 4 octave vocal range. My voice has often been compared to Karen Carpenter, and Sinéad O'Connor. I have been singing all my life and write on acoustic guitar.

My new album, the retro-electro pop perfect, 'sunshine' is uplifting, and melodic. Recorded with DFA Records engineer, Abe Seiferth, we have woven together influences of 1960s pop and modern electronic music, like Erasure, and The Pet Shop Boys. The glitchy electro-country song, 'go', and the cover of Bread's 1971 hit, 'if', are sadder moments, but the happy synth title track, 'he loves me', and 'feel good' hold the spirit of the album as they celebrate the more fun, and happier times of life. I wrote most of these songs in my mother's home country, Costa Rica, which adds a slight tropical feel to the music, like in 'blue island', and 'pura vida'.


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