"I am lonely, lonely
I was born to be lonely
I am best so!"

from William Carlos Williams – Danse Russe on Rap Genius

Meaning

Clearly, Williams is not alone, with a wife in bed, a new baby and the nanny to keep his house together. His loneliness spawns from a lack of personal identity. He feels lonely because as a man he is unable to connect with the women in his house, as a poet he is unable to connect with the blue collar men in his world, and as a pediatrician he is unable to connect with the “real doctors” in his field. With this mantra, Williams embraces the fate he’s been given, and prepares himself to go on with the life he’s chosen, dignified and respected.

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