"Solitaire" as written by and Neil/cody Sedaka....
On a dank December morning
A glass of I forgot the name
I can't unwind to water
I won't come back again

And the minutes turn to hours
Keep spinning cards that look the same
And the slow way the moment
Talk to you

It's time again all light is spent
My soul is free
And blessed to see

Sometimes when I'm out of reach
And sometimes when I'm there
That is when our souls agree and join in solitaire
Sometimes when my will to love has gone away
That is when I hear your name

All the prison light is blinding
It's here to claim my sanity
I just can't stand the waiting
To revive ecstasy

It's time again
All light is spent
My soul is free
And blessed to see

Sometimes when I'm out of reach
And sometimes when I'm there
That is when our souls agree and join in solitaire
Sometimes when my will to love has gone away
That is when I hear your name

I won't sustain another day
My love, my darkness
Daylight reflects my starving soul
And open wounds for everyone to see

Sometimes when I'm out of reach
And sometimes when I'm there
That is when our souls agree and join in solitaire
Sometimes when my will to love has gone away
That is when I hear your name

Sometimes when I'm out of reach
And sometimes when I'm there
That is when our souls agree and join in solitaire
Sometimes when my will to love has gone away
That is when I hear your name

I want to hear your name
Hear your name


Lyrics submitted by Aryal, edited by TDGRoach

"Solitaire" as written by Neil Sedaka Philip Cody

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    My InterpretationI've had a hard time figuring out what this song could mean in connection with the story. I always thought that this song sounds like it is written from the perspective of a vampire. Like he is living in the dark and eventually cannot take it anymore, so he lets the sun burn him. Especially if you read these lines: "I won't sustain another day, my love, my darkness. Daylight reflects my starving soul and open wounds for everyone to see."
    Then I thought about it once again and noticed that Robert and a vampire are not as different as they might seem on first sight. Robert has spent such a long time in the dark, living with the lies he has created, that he "burns" in the light once he enters it, not literally, though. As Robert takes over the postition of his twin brother without anyone noticing it, he reaches the aimes he has been striving for since years. But once he reached them, he still is not able to be happy, because he still lives a lie.

    If you look at it this way, you will also notice that this closes the circle that was begun at the beginning of the album, the song Sacrimony, which obviously portrays the protagonist's suffering in prison. Solitaire, on the other hand, portrayes Robert's suffering in freedom. In the end they both suffer, but the protagonist "sustains", because he has the hope to make up for the things he has done. Robert, on the other hand "won't sustain another day", because his suffering is senseless. Robert is even more hopelessly lost, even though his brother is the one who is jailed.

    I hope this makes sense to you.
    TDGRoachon April 24, 2013   Link
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    General CommentA violin very beautifully portrayed.
    HERSELFon October 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentit's weird when i put the record on random and the next song is not rule the world. solitaire and rule the world really go together
    auserlesensafiron September 13, 2009   Link
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    My Interpretationi think that this song is about the protagonists trial at court, after he finally decided to have it, cause he decided he has suffered long enough in prison. its also his and his twin brothers (hes called Robert, i think) last song to jolee, in the choruses that is. "sometimes when im out of reach and.. that is when i hear your name" and the pre solo part is from Roberts POV, as he finally realizes his sins and he apologizes to Jolee, referring to her as "my love, my darkness" and then he confesses them ("And open wounds for everyone to see").
    ideal9544on March 27, 2013   Link

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