"Solitude Sometimes Is" as written by and Bradfield/jones/moore....
Solitude sometimes is
The place that I would like to live
Solitude sometimes is
When nothing really seems to fit

If black were truly black not grey
It might provide some depth to pray
To black out all the worlds of men
And demons too, but not even then
Solitude sometimes is

Solitude sometimes is
Life that no longer exists
Solitude sometimes is
When there's nothing left to give

If black were truly black not grey
It might provide some depth to pray
To black out all the worlds of men
And demons too, but not even then
Solitude sometimes is

Drop your bombs on all I see
Leave this world alone for me
The thing I need to hide behind
It reigns beneath my holy skies

If black were truly black not grey
It might provide some depth to pray
To black out all the worlds of men
And demons too, but not even then
Solitude sometimes is
Solitude sometimes is...


Lyrics submitted by matt675

"Solitude Sometimes Is" as written by

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Solitude Sometimes Is song meanings
Add your thoughts

5 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentIt's the opposite really. According to nicky, it's actually about wanting to be alone sometimes, because nowadays the emphasis is always on social activities and you are considered a weirdo for wanting to just spend some time with yourself sometimes.

    I know exactly how he feels, which is why I love this song so much. My friends always want to do stuff and if I suggest that I just want to be alone with my thoughts for a bit they think I am some kind of freak. Just to clarify: I'm not depressed, I just like time to myself now and then.

    Like Nicky himself said, not even traditionally solitary activities like reading can be enjoyed anymore with, say, joining a book club etc.
    paulothemanioon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's the opposite really. According to nicky, it's actually about wanting to be alone sometimes, because nowadays the emphasis is always on social activities and you are considered a weirdo for wanting to just spend some time with yourself sometimes.

    I know exactly how he feels, which is why I love this song so much. My friends always want to do stuff and if I suggest that I just want to be alone with my thoughts for a bit they think I am some kind of freak. Just to clarify: I'm not depressed, I just like time to myself now and then.

    Like Nicky himself said, not even traditionally solitary activities like reading can be enjoyed anymore with, say, joining a book club etc.
    paulothemanioon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYep i do see that now too actually. have read a nicky wire interview that supports your ideas "paulothemanio". and looking at the line in particular "Drop your bombs on all i see, Leave this world alone for me" does show a longing for a place to be apart from everything else
    matt675on January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love listening to this song, possibly about being alone without neccessarily wanting to be, which is how i feel pretty often. i love the lyric "if black were truly black not grey, it might provide some depth to pray". it's just classic Nicky lrics. i also love the guitar towards the end of the song, i don't think many other albums live up to the production work used on this song and the lifeblood album.
    matt675on December 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the pretty tinkling at the chorus, fits in with the wintriness of this song(/album) and makes it sound Christmasy in a way, reminding me of my S.A.D. (Seasonal Defective Disorder) days during the holiday season.
    taviangoon June 22, 2010   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain