"Solitary Man" as written by and Neil Diamond....
Melinda was mine 'til the time
That I found her
Holding Jim
And loving him
Then Sue came along, loved me strong
That's what I thought
Ya, me and Sue
But that died too

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man

I've had it to here
Bein' where love's a small word
Part-time thing
Paper ring

I know it's been done
Havin' one girl who'll loves you
Right or wrong
Weak or strong

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
The girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man


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"Solitary Man" as written by Neil Diamond

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  • +1
    General CommentI cant belivie no one has said anything about this song so far. yeah what can you say. women can be so evil sometimes but u keep looking.
    poohblueskyon June 30, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song, somewhat melancholy that it is.
    Yet one more lonely man, looking for true love, and resigned to loneliness until he finds it.
    Most Neil Diamond songs are not hard to understand, in terms of meanings (hidden or otherwise).
    Major Valoron October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAlso, Chris Isaak covers it. That is a great version too. Good song all round.
    beaumont911on November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell until he can find someone faithful he will remain a Solitary Man ...

    Such a simple song, but so powerful
    hawleybeachon April 29, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've loved that song from the first time I heard it. It's a beautiful but sad song!
    donna1on December 14, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song... specially the cover by HIM... check the shit out...
    ~Rock
    oldskoolpunker23on June 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this covered by Johnny Cash. All hail the man in black
    ancksunamun909on December 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with ancksunamun909.
    Did Niel Diamond write this one? I only know the Johnny Cash version.
    Farnsworthon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIm pretty sure that JC covered this song from Neil, purely on the basis that his version is on American Man III - which is a cover album. Hes done such great, and some unexpected, covers as U2's "One", NIN's "Hurt", Soundgarden's "Rusty Cage" and Depeche mode's "Personal Jesus". All great covers, with One being better than the original, and Hurt as well - mainly on the basis that I prefer JC, but also because it seems more relevant with this voice singing it.
    norweigan_woodon February 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI prefer the JC version because Bob Dylan sings and plays guitar on it..We can hear his typpical voice in the refrain,so the two genius made this cover betetr than the original
    Mr. Tambourine Manon March 06, 2006   Link

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