"Solitude" as written by and Bryan/smith Todd....
In my solitude
You haunt me
With dreadful ease
Of days gone by

In my solitude
You taunt me
With memories
That never die

I sit in my chair
And filled with despair
There's no one could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm afraid
Dear Lord above
Send back my love

I sit in my chair
Filled with despair
There's no one
Could be so sad
With gloom everywhere
I sit and I stare
I know that I'll soon go mad

In my solitude
I'm afraid
Dear Lord above
Send me back my love


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"Solitude" as written by Eddie De Lange Duke Ellington

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    General CommentIncredible!
    I've finally found the song which the character Fish sings in Saving Private Ryan.
    MardyAsson June 01, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbut it's not sung the same way...
    MardyAsson February 04, 2005   Link
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    My InterpretationJust from seeing the title, we can already bring up questions and wonders. Yes, we know it’s about being along, but being a long from what? A girl? Friends? Family? Everyone in general? Ellington within the first stanza refers to someone within contents of “You”. He says “In my solitude, you haunt me with dreadful ease of days gone by”. We can infer by this, that without this person, the harshness of time going by alone, is almost unbearable. With all this times going past him, he trapped with all the good memories shared with this certain someone. He says “You taunt me with memories that never die”. So no matter how hard he tries to forget of this person, he cannot.
    Hitting the chorus of the song, his emotions of gloom remains neutral as he continues to rant on about being alone in chair, drowning in his sorrow. He says “I sit and I stare. I know that I’ll soon go mad.” So he is aware that he is just hurting himself with this action of locking himself inside his own mind. So much so, that it is going to drive him insane.
    In verse two, he shows no sign of changing his initial emotions, and begins to pled and beg to the “lord above” to being back his “love”. After all this we surely should have a definite vibe that this is just another typical love song and that this someone is indeed a significant other.
    For that final chorus and closing verse he repeats that same chorus and verse that was just said. This shows that he is empathizing what he said, by repeating the lyrics once more. A common tool used by all poets and song writers.
    Singloud2on March 13, 2013   Link

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