Basically loneliness but while being surrounded by people. The feeling you get when you're depressed and even if you're at a night out with some friends you feel alone. Or even in the more broad sense of being by yourself in a crowded city. Perhaps looking out from your balcony and watching people go by. I don't know the word for this emotion. Particularly one without any kind of negative association. Like a serene kind of loneliness.
Preoccupied is a good down-to-earth word but you seem like you're looking for something more ethereal ... of course, depression is simply a sort of introverted preoccupation. A downward spiral of introspection.
But I don't think you want the word preoccupation. "Like a serene kind of loneliness" sounds like nostalgia, not in the sense of 'nostalgic' but when someone is entirely taken over by a vision to the past. However, nostalgia does imply an object of the nostalgic feeling, so it's not right either.
Can you all stop entertaining this fag?
This word doesn't exist.
Op has never heard or seen it
Op just wants to distill the feels from >>7587080 some gay song into one word.
For no reason.
Dumbest thread ever.
Solitude is "the state or situation of being alone", loneliness implies a sort of melancholy and detachment from others which can be felt in the presence of others, and when you're alone.
I'm going to second alienation as the closest one I can think of.
You're awfully sure of yourself, even though you're a giant idiot faggot.
Some of us enjoy eloquence for it's own sake here on this literature board. If that like a strange and alien passion to you, maybe you're not in the right place.