The song says, “All by myyyself, dont’ wanna be all by myyyself.”
For me, the lyrics would read, “All by myself, so glad to be all by myself.”
I like these song titles too:
- Alone At Last – 1960 – Jackie Wilson
- Solitary Man – 1966 – Neil Diamond
- Alone Again (alone again, naturally) – 1972 – Gilbert O’Sullivan
- Leave Me Alone – 1989 – Michael Jackson
I have a hubby, and between us we have four kids, and I have a lot of people at work. So, sometimes I think “Never Gonna Be Alone” – 2009 – Nickelback. Grrrrr.
What surprises me is how I miss hubby so much when he travels for work, and I soak up the quiet and revel in my non-interrupted thoughts. Missing him and having my time alone coexist.
I imagine for non-autistic (neurotypical) people, being lonely and being alone are close to being two parts of the same thing. I derive this theory from the plaintive songs about being alone, mind you, they often deal with the loneliness from missing a departed lover.
I don’t know for sure, but I imagine that this is where the puzzle logo to represent autism awareness comes from. I have to guess at what neurotypical people think–what’s normal for them. All I know is that so often what is normal for me, is puzzling to them.
So there you have it, I’m normal and so are you.