My Sunday Song – “Alone Again” – Dokken

For My Sunday Song #92, I am going with another ballad.  This one is from Dokken and is called “Alone Again”.  It seems I am on a kick of Power Ballads since last week saw “Fly To The Angels” by Slaughter.  The song is off Dokken’s 1984 album ‘Tooth & Nail’ and only reached #64 on the Hot 100, but it was #1 in my heart.

Don wrote the song about 8 years earlier and had put it away not to think about it again.  Well, that was until when they were finishing up ‘Tooth & Nail’ and the record company demanded a ballad as all bands had ballads at the time.  Don went through a bunch of tracks when he and Jeff found it and thought they could work with the song.  And work it they did as it came out beautifully.

The song is about a break-up and dealing with the depression that can result from being lonely.  The song captures that sadness in the tone and pacing of the song.  Also, Don’s vocals convey a deep sadness as well.  It really is a sad, depressing and yet beautiful song.   This is not a song to play to cheer you up and unless you really enjoy a good George Lynch guitar solo and some Mick Brown drums.  Because there is that to brighten your day.

Whenever I put together a playlist of power ballads, this one always makes the cut.  Give it a listen and let me know what you think. I hope you enjoy it!  Happy Sunday!

“Alone Again”

I’d like to see you in the morning light
I like to feel you when it comes to night
Now I’m here and I’m all alone
Still I know how it feels, I’m alone again

Tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
Now the tears, they fall like rain
I’m alone again without you
Alone again without you
Alone again without you

I said stay, but you turned away
Tried to say that it was me
Now I’m here and I’ve lost my way
Still I know how it feels, I’m alone again

Tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
Now the tears, they fall like rain
I’m alone again without you

I tried so hard to make you see
But I couldn’t find the words
Now the tears, they fall like rain
I’m alone again without you

Written by Don Dokken and Jeff Pilson

3 thoughts on “My Sunday Song – “Alone Again” – Dokken

  1. HMO is correct! Alone Again is still a track I won’t skip! Dokkens steps up and delivers a great performance of course led by Mr Scary on guitar who doesn’t let it sizzle out into wimpdom!
    Great Track…..

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  2. Alone Again … naturally. Not that song? Oops.
    I cannot connect the video images to the lyrics. But I can connect them to The Breakfast Club! I see the Judd Nelson fist pump and air guitar action. Anthony Michael Hall is tapping out the drum bits. Ally Sheedy is writhing. Emilio Estevez is feeling Molly Ringwald’s cold shoulder. Like deKE said, no “wimpdom” in this mix.

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