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Alone
Released 1997
Length 4:49
From the Album
Still Waters
Still Waters
Track Listing

Alone

4:49

I Surrender

4:18

I Could Not Love You More

3:43

Still Waters (Run Deep)

4:08

My Lover's Prayer

4:00

With My Eyes Closed

4:19

Irresistible Force

4:36

Closer Than Close

4:34

I Will

5:08

Obsessions

4:43

Miracles Happen

4:12

Smoke And Mirrors

5:00

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"Alone" is a song by the Bee Gees. It is the opening track on the multi-platinum Still Waters album released by the Bee Gees in 1997, and the first single from the album. The song is a pop ballad written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb recorded in 1996. The track was a big hit worldwide, peaking at #5 in the UK and dominating the charts in Hong Kong, Thailand and Malaysia at #1. In the U.S. the single peaked at #28, making it their final top 40 hit in that country, after being a Billboard "Hot Shot" debut at #34.

Maurice Gibb explained about the track:

"That was one of the first ones we wrote for the album. I really remember having a good time writing it. We were sort of set up in the studio here with the three of us just together and I got some bagpipe sounds. We were just screwing around. And BG programmed this groove on the computer. We thought it was cool. We don't actually go in and plan to write a ballad or an R&B song. We just say, 'Let's go that route.' And we'll follow it. And 'Alone' came out of that. I love the line 'I'm on a wheel of fortune with a twist of fate.' Because of the harmony and that chorus, it was like a bit of '50s as well. And I like the idea of being that sort of Beatlesque type of song. I wanted that rambling. That sort of Byrds type, the 12-string thing going, but we just did it with the bagpipes instead and made it all connect. It was a very exciting demo. We weren't too sure about the bagpipes, but Robin actually persisted. He said, 'They're great; you gotta keep the bagpipes.'" - Maurice Gibb

Music videoEdit

Alone Music Video
Alone04:22

Alone

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Two promotional videos directed by Nick Egan were made for the song. The first one, not shown in the United States, featured the brothers singing in a room, intercut with other imagery. The promo for the US featured the brothers recording the song in a studio, intercut with various clips of the brothers throughout the years, as well as segments of the original video.

Track listingEdit

  1. "Alone" (single mix)
  2. "Stayin' Alive" (live)
  3. "You Should Be Dancing" (Decadance)
  4. "Rings Around The Moon"

LyricsEdit

Bee Gees - Alone (Official Video)04:25

Bee Gees - Alone (Official Video)

Just an international music video

I was a midnight rider on a cloud of smoke

I could make a woman hang on every single stroke
I was an iron man
I had a master plan
But I was alone

I could hear you breathing
With a sigh of the wind
I remember how your body started trembling
Oh, what's a night it's been
And for the state I'm in
I'm still alone

And all the wonders made for the earth
And all the hearts in all creation
Somehow I always end up alone
Always end up alone

So I play (sha la), I'll wait (I'll wait)
'Cause you know that love takes time (Heaven's looking sweet)
We came (sha la) so far (so far)
Just the beat of a lonely heart
And it's mine
And I don't want to be alone

Well, since I got no message on your answer phone
And since you're busy every minute.
I just stay at home
I make believe you care
I feel you everywhere
But I'm still alone

I'm on a wheel of fortune with a twist of fate
'Cause I know it isn't heaven, is it love or hate
Am I the subject of the pain?
Am I the stranger in the rain?
I am alone

And if there's glory there to behold
Maybe it's my imagination
Another story there to be told

So I play (sha la), I'll wait (in time)
And I pray it's not too late
We came (sha la) so far (so far)
Just a beat of a lonely heart
And it's mine
And I don't want to be alone

And all the wonders made for the earth
And all the hearts in all creation
Another story there to be told

So I play (sha la), I'll wait (I'll wait)
And I pray it's not too late (Heaven's looking sweet)
We came (sha la) so far (so far)
Just a beat of a lonely heart
And it's mine
And I don't want to be alone

Gone, but not out of sight
I'm caught in the rain and there's no one home
Face the heat of the night
The one that you love's got a heart that's made of stone
Shine and search for the light
And sooner or later you'll be cruising on your ocean
And clean out of sight
I'm caught in the rain and there's no one home

Chart performanceEdit

Chart Peak position
Hong Kong 1
Malaysia 1
Thailand 1
New Zealand 2
Austria 4
France 4
United Kingdom 5
Ireland 5
Germany 6
Denmark 7
Brazil 8
China 8
Norway 15
Canada 20
United States 28
Netherlands 35

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