Barry Manilow - A Linda Song Lyrics




He never wrote a song for Linda
He wrote as though he lived alone
He wrote of dreams that end of sad brave men
Inventing worlds he never know

But he never wrote a song for Linda
And she was right there all alone
Loved him back to life
When his luck ran low
But he never wrote a Linda song

He nearly broke his heart at writing
Linda kept him from despair
Standing by his side, through the hungry days
But he hardly seemed to see her there

And he never wrote a song for Linda
And she was right there all alone
The one real thing in his crazy world
And he never wrote a Linda song

When the bills piled up and couldn't pay
He couldn't dream no more
So he hitched a ride and he road away
And he left a note for Linda by the door
By the door

When times got rough he phone her
Once or twice she took the call
Then she changed her number and she turned her head
And Linda never looked back at all

He'll never write a song for Linda
And she was right there all alone
Oh he knows,is no one understands
And he never wrote a Linda song
No he never wrote a Linda song





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  1. Carol Cowles

    Linda Allen was his long time companion/girlfriend. She was in his life before he became a star. Read the book Manilow wrote - he talks about her. There are many pics of them together in the 70s on pintrest. I’ve always wondered whatever happened to her...

  2. Michael W

    Heard this song in basic training. We all ribbed the dude who had it, but somehow never got around to tellin' him to shut it off when he'd play it.......

  3. Heather Lynn

    I am a "Linda"
    8 years.....

  4. anyviolet

    1:53 - 2:08 that line breaks my heart even after all these years

  5. Vasudha Kota

    He never wrote a song for Linda 
    He wrote as though he lived alone 
    He wrote of dreams that end 
    And of sad brave men 
    Inventing worlds he'd never known

    But he never wrote a song for Linda 
    And she was right there all along 
    Loved him back to life 
    When his luck ran low 
    But he never wrote a Linda song

    He nearly broke his heart at writing 
    Linda kept him from despair 
    Standin' by his side 
    Through the hungry days 
    But he hardly seemed to see her there

    And he never wrote a song for Linda 
    And she was right there all along 
    The one real thing in his crazy world 
    And he never wrote a Linda song.

    When the bills piled up 
    He couldn't pay 
    He couldn't dream no more 
    So he hitched a ride and he rode away 
    And he left a note for Linda by the door 
    By the door

    When times got rough he'd phone her 
    Once or twice she took the call 
    Then she changed her number and she turned her head 
    And Linda never looked back at all

    He'll never write a song for Linda 
    And she was right there all along 
    All he knows is no one understands 
    And he never wrote a Linda song 
    No he never wrote a Linda song

  6. Exit StageLeft

    ...when times got rough he'd phone her, once or twice she took the call
    then she changed her number and she turned her head and Linda never looked back at all

  7. Linda grant

    I’m a Linda

    Marvin Su

    Linda, there's always somebody writing something for you. As I'm doing.

    Linda van Leeuwen

    Linda grant me too

  8. Dennis Riray

    this song brings a tear to my eye.. so beautiful.

  9. Kevin Bland

    Great tune. Short, sweet and to the point.

  10. LUZ MA Saenz

    Todas sus canciones son preciosas..., busco un vídeo que hizo con dibujos animados era muy especial pero no logro encontrarlo si alguien puede ayudarme

  11. Celso Avila Esmeraldino

    TOO SENTIMENTAL SONG....

    Poor Finian

    Ridiculous. I suppose you want to add some "beatz" and edgy lyrics to make it cool....

  12. mrob75

    I remember listening to this album one side to the other as a teenager....I would listen privately in bedroom and at times even cry, lol....Such a long time ago.

  13. Lyn Foley

    my husband left me while this song was popular. yeah I cry still

    Isleofskye

    Sorry to hear that Lyn.
    Hopefully you are beginning to move on which can't be easy.

  14. alankadair

    awesome song.   how many times did Barry come through when you needed just the perfect song????

    BillieAnne Ruben

    +alankadair Indeed, every time.

    Merridth Ryan - Karpen

    alankadair Almost Every One of them...

    Exit StageLeft

    alankadair an accurate number would be difficult to gauge

  15. vasudha

    This song made my heart ache...

  16. Shirley Shultz

    Great song.  Thanks for posting.

  17. Edward Wylie

    I still have this album; I purchased it in 1978. Plays great. This is one of my favorite albums; Even Now.

    Bat65

    +Edward Wylie I still have mine too....someplace. Loved it in its day, and still listen to the songs. I often ask different Linda's that I run into... "Are you the Linda that Barry Manilow sings about?"

    Edward Wylie

    @Bat65 That sounds like a great pick up line ...hehe....

    BillieAnne Ruben

    +Edward Wylie Like what you did there, and it's one of my favorites, and obviously a lot of other peoples' too. Sucks that too many guys didn't feel "free" to like this real, beautiful, touching music. Barry is plenty ManEnough.

  18. Jorie Lucas

    This was my moms favorite song!  She was in the BM fanclub.  So hard to listen.Her name was Linda

    Bruce Fernbaugh

    I miss her too Jors. Everytime I hear Barry it wells up

  19. Jay Dubbman

    This is one of my all time favorites! I don't know why Manilow isn't as big with people these days as he had been years ago! His music is just fantastic! And this is coming from a former fan of 'gangster rap' hahaha

  20. Steve Sausen

    This song is so freaking great a linda song.

  21. OldWoman1958

    He wrote this for his manager.