"Solitaire" as written by and Neil/cody Sedaka....
There was a man, a lonely man
Who lost his love through his indifference
A heart that cared, that went unchecked
Until it died in his silence

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself, it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

Another day, a lonely day
So much to say that goes unspoken
And through the night, his sleepless nights
His eyes are closed, his heart is broken

And solitaire's the only game in town
And every road that takes him, takes him down
And by himself it's easy to pretend
She's coming back again

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire

A little hope, goes up in smoke
Just how it goes, goes without saying
Solitaire
And by himself it's easy to pretend
He'll never love again
Ohhh

And keeping to himself he plays the game
Without her love it always ends the same
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
Solitaire, solitaire


Lyrics submitted by firstarsbrnwhite

"Solitaire" as written by Sammy Cahn Jule Styne

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentvery good song. i think its about a girl whos had him waiting an waiting an its gettin on his patience (which is another name for the card game Solitare)
    ii_smitty_iion May 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about spanking the monkey.

    Seriously
    TeflonBillyon December 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song. You should of heard it here in Sydney, Australia at a free gig they did for Youthfest (in Youthweek). They were SO good. And this song fucking went off. I was in the mosh at the time, and it was the most hectic mosh-pit I have ever been in in my whole life. I was so scared lol but THIS SONG WAS SO AWSOME!
    PunkWillNeverDieon May 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt really could be talking about masturbating or about a girl, either way, its very catchy and awesome. These guys are so awesome live!!
    ibecanadianon July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe songs about heroin addiction! "i always find myself in this little bind" the turniquet. "hands strapped down" fighting to stay away from it. "here i sit all tied up" the turniquet again, "all alone w/ all my thoughts" using drugs is usually done alone. "shoot me down before i get to high" the addiction will get him before he makes too much progress quitting. the song is a metaphor for struggling with heroin (jim cherry was addicted to it). trying to stay clean and giving in to addiction.
    gb141on October 22, 2008   Link

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