All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?
Father McKenzie Writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear No one comes near Look at him working Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there What does he care? Ah, look at all the lonely people Ah, look at all the lonely people Eleanor Rigby Died in the church and was buried along with her name Nobody came Father McKenzie Wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave No one was saved All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
She is poor and hungry and lonely. She is allowed to pick up the rice after a wedding but she is not a wedding guest and cannot eat with the attendees at the ceremony. She tries to keep a smile on her face for others while nobody knows the crippling loneliness she feels. What was she dreaming about? Was she an old woman who dreamed of a wedding that would never take place for her? Was she dreaming about being friends with those who attended the wedding? I didn't know but I wanted to know Eleanor.
Where did all the lonely people come from? More importantly for me, where did they all belong? Is loneliness because of misplacement? If I am lonely, is it because I belong somewhere else?
Then comes the lonely life of Father McKenzie. His loneliness is also misplacement.
He should not be a priest! He allows Eleanor to forage for the discarded rice but he does not feed poor, discarded Eleanor.
He is more focused on his theology than he is on a starved child of God who needs food and not sermons. After all, the song says, what does he care? No one has come to him and he goes to nobody. Was this, at this young age, the beginnings of my disaffection with religion?
Was this when I realized that religion was a sick and sad substitute for relationship? Eleanor Rigby died in that church and she and any memory of her were buried together. Nobody even attended the funeral.
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