Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Are You Lonesome Tonight,

Do you miss me tonight, are you sorry we drifted apart?

Randall's off for meetings in Alberta again.

For some reason it was really hard to leave him at the bus depot tonight.

It's going to be hard to go to bed alone.

The Simon and Garfunkle that's softly floating from behind Micah's partially closed door isn't helping.

Very mellow.

Maybe it's because he was just there a few weeks ago...

Maybe it's because I was away all weekend...

Maybe it's because last week I was busy getting ready for the retreat and he was busy catching up from being away...

Maybe it's the weather- still snowy and cold, and very wintry...

Maybe it's PMS...

Whatever it is, the bed will feel too big tonight, and the day will seem too long tomorrow.

Does your memory stray to a bright sunny day, when I kissed you and called you sweet-heart.

Do the chairs in your parlour seem empty and bare? Do you gaze at your bald head and wish you had hair?

Is your heart filled with pain, shall I come back again?

Tell me dear, are you lonesome tonight?


  1. I know where you are at girl. I am leaving tomorrow and that begins a month of not seeing hubby with the exception of 2 days and 3 nights from the 10-13. It will be a long month.

    Men...can't live without them and well I just can't live without him...

  2. I like your rendition better than Elvis'!

  3. Actually, that IS Elvis' rendition. There's a recording of him singing away with his back-up girls, and he substitutes the line about gazing at his bald head and then he starts to giggle, and within seconds he's full blown laughing and he can't stop. Through the whole thing his back-up singers keep going. At one point he says, "Sing it, girls!"

    It's one of my favourite recorded moments in music history. I've also requested it to be played at my funeral... probably in the "prelude" /( "music to listen while we sit and wait" at the beginning)

    : )