Gene Pitney

A thousand hands applaud tonight

I sing my songs my star shines bright

I stop and smile I take my bow

I leave the stage and then somehow

Backstage I'm lonely, backstage I cry

You've gone away and each night I seem to die a little

Out on that stage I play the star

I'm famous now I've come so far

A famous fool I let love go

I didn't know I'd miss you so

Backstage I'm lonely, backstage I cry

Hating myself since I let you say goodbye

Every night a different room

Every night a different club

And yet I'm lonely all the time

When I sign my autograph

When I hold an interview

Can't get you out of my mind

Come back my love come back to me

I need you now so desperately

What good is fame it's just a game

I'd give it all to be the same

Backstage I wait now, hoping I'll see

Your smiling face waiting there backstage for me

Your smiling face waiting backstage for me