Radio 55, side B, track 2: “Alone” by Heart, #21 on The Top 90 of the ’80s

Heart - AloneOh, Heart, can you believe it’s been over 50 tapes since we’ve had a song by you on here?!?!  And you know what the last song was?  It was this one!  It’s hard for me to fathom that at this point in my radio-taping career that I’d only recorded two songs by you and they were both the same song.  PLUS, the last time I recorded this, it was also on a countdown, except they were talking about the LAST time you were on a countdown.  Does that make sense?  Does it even matter?

The answer is no.  BUT, the important thing is that you made it onto the countdown.  Now, I’ll be honest, if I was going to pick a Heart song to put on this countdown, it would have been “These Dreams”, because it’s my favorite of all your songs ever made.  And hey, we’ve still got 20 more songs to go, maybe it’ll still show up.  You would definitely deserve to have multiple songs on this countdown since you are so the awesome.  But if this is the only song that makes it, I’ll cope, Heart.  It’s such a ridiculously good song, and it didn’t occur to me until just now as I was transcribing the lyrics that it’s also a pretty simple song, as well.  I guess I just always remembered it having a lot more words, but it’s actually pretty sparse lyrics-wise.  I think it’s just the power of the Wilson sisters’ voices, even if this song had only one lyric, which would probably be the word “alone”, they’d be able to fill this baby up with amazingness.  If I had to be alone with one song for the rest of my life, I would be fine if this were the one.  If I had to be alone with the Wilson sisters for the rest of my life, that would be fine as well.

“Alone”

<awesome Heart jam>

I hear the tickin’ of the clock
I’m lying here, the room’s pitch dark

I wonder where you are tonight
No answer on the telephone

And the night goes by so very slow

Oh, I hope that it won’t end, though

Aloooone

‘Til now
I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I metchoo

And now it chills me to the bone
How do I getchoo aloooone

How do I getchoo alooooooooone

You don’t know how long I have wanted
Ta touch your lips and hold you tight

Ohhhhh

You don’t know how long I have waited
And I was gonna tell ya tonight

But the secret
Is still my own

And my love for you is still unknown

Aloooone

<awesome Heart jam>

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

‘Til now
I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I metchoo

And now it chills me to the bone
How do I getchoo aloooone

How do I getchoo alooooooooone

<awesome Heart jam>

How do I getchoo aloooone

How do I getchoo alooooooone

A-looooooooooone

A-looooooooooooooooooooooooooone

<awesome Heart jam>

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