"Solitude" as written by and Edwin Cole ...
Tim he was a good friend
Yea was a brother of mine
We were imaginary comic book superheroes
Kids wasting time

We were prisoners of our youth
We were growing up strong
'Till the day he was taken away
For something he did wrong

Tim came 'round just the other day
And boy he had some stories to tell
His mama kept him locked up in a rehab
Although the doctors said he was well

He said yeah I been through the anger
And the hatred towards my mom
And I put all that behind me
Just tell me what was it like to go to your prom

He said thank you mom for fixing
My clouded broken mind
But excuse me if I seem a little rude
While I was missing my childhood,

My brother and my prime
You enjoyed the convenience of my solitude
Well growing up these days just ain't easy
And the kids they're doing the best that they can

So mama you better think twice
Before you lock your kid up
And throw away the key
'Cause soon your little boy is gonna be a man

He said thank you mom for fixing
My clouded broken mind
But excuse me if I seem a little rude
While I was missing my childhood,

My brother and my prime
You enjoyed the convenience of my solitude
Tim left town yesterday
He left me with these words

He said yeah I know this life's got a lot to give
But my childhood is gone
And I'm not afraid of dying
I'm gonna grab the world by the horns

And learn how to live
He said thank you mom for fixing
My clouded broken mind
But excuse me if I seem a little rude

While I was missing my childhood,
My brother and my prime
You enjoyed the convenience of my solitude


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"Solitude" as written by Edwin Cole Mc Cain

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    General CommentEdwin writes his songs, so they all have a meaning to him, and any of his fans know this!!!
    MONLINKon May 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about an actual friend of Edwin's he said that he wanted to tell his side of the story. I love this song and the video too!
    Ibotheryouon October 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentEdwin McCain and Darius Rucker (of hootie and the Blowfish) sing a darn good version of this together
    dorkalerton December 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis was about one of edwins friends who was sent someplace (detention center or juvinile facility) for something that wasn't deserving of that sentence. He missed all the growing up part of his youth and teen. Edwin almost is sarcastic about it, saying "thank you mom for fixing my clouded broken mind" basically saying Thanks for nothing you ruined my life.
    CFhardballon March 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentGod you can just feel the emotions resonating from this song...

    on the matter of the meaning of this song it is pointless to add my 2 cents cuz yall got it pegged
    Rachondalooseon June 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my all time favorite songs. not only is the music absolutely amazing, the lyrics are too. yay for edwin
    kacbb1on February 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits about Edwin's buddy sent to rehab as a kid and even after he was better his mom didn't want him back to save herself the trouble of raising the kid.
    Sublimedude1992on March 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song was about one of Edwin's buddies being sent to a rehab program for teenagers called Straight. This is where my parents met actually, thats how I know. Basically when you got sent here you had absolutely everything taken away from you- friends, phones, tv, books, makeup, music, whatever. You miss everything in the outside world while you're there. Tim's mom didn't want to deal with him so she sent him there, it was convenient
    subdub5446on March 15, 2009   Link

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