Are You Lonesome Tonight?
Are you lonesome tonight?
Do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a bright summer day
When I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
Is your heart filled with pain?
Shall I come back again?
Tell me, dear,
“Are you lonesome tonight?”
I wonder if you're lonesome tonight.
You know someone said that the world's a stage,
And we each must play a part.
Fate had me playing in love with you as my sweetheart.
Act One was where we met.
I loved you at first glance,
You read your lines so cleverly,
And never missed a cue.
Then came Act Two.
You seemed to change, you acted strange,
Why I've never known.
Honey, you lied when you said you loved me.
And I had no cause to doubt you.
But I'd rather go on hearing your lies
Than go on living without you.
Now the stage is bare,
And I'm standing there with emptiness all around.
And if you won't come back to me,
Then they can bring the curtain down.
1．Are you sorry we drifted apart?
=Are you sorry that we have broken up?
Drift apart: （两者）漂离，疏远
例：We've drifted over the years.
2．Does your memory stray to a bright summer day when I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
= Do you occasionally think of that special day when I kissed you and called you sweetheart?
stray (from, off, apart, to, in)
例：They strayed apart in the woods.
Our dog has strayed off somewhere.
3．Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there?
= Do you gaze at your doorstep and imagine that I am there?
gaze at: 凝视。
例：He gazed at the ceiling for a long time.
例：Picture to yourself the brilliant future ahead of you.
4．Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
= Do the chairs in your living room seem empty and bare just because I am not there?
Bare a.空的（=empty）; 仅仅的（=mere）
例：The bare sight of him thrilled me
5．play a part
= act a part.
6.I'd rather go on hearing your lies than go on living without you.
例：I'd rather stay here than go there with you.