Meaning of Loneliness (Van Morrison)

Lost in a strange city Nowhere to turn Far cry from the streets that I came from It can get lonely When you're travelling hard But you can even be lonely Standing in your own backyard Nobody knows the existential dread Of the things that go on inside Someone else's head Whether it be trivial Or something that Dante said But baby nobody knows the meaning of loneliness No matter how well you know someone You can only ever guess How can you ever really know somebody else? It takes more than a lifetime Just to get to know yourself Nobody know the meaning of loneliness I have to say a word about solitude For the soul it sometimes they say can be good I'm partial to it myself I must confess Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness Well there's Sarte and Camus, Nietzsche and Hesse If you dig deep enough You gonna end up in distress And no one escapes having to live life under duress And no on escapes the meaning of loneliness Well they say keep it simple when it gets to be a mess And fame and fortune Never brought anyone happiness I must be lucky Some of my friends think that I'm really blessed Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness Bright lights, big city nowhere to run Far cry from the streets where I was born I've been doing some travelling Sometimes the road gets hard But you can also be lonely Standing in your own backyard No, no, no, no, no, no, nobody knows The meaning of loneliness No, no, no, no, nobody knows The meaning of lonelinss Nobody knows the meaning of loneliness