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Carpenters – Solitaire lyrics
There was a man
A lonely man
Who lost his love
Through his indifference

A heart that cared
That went unshared
Until it died
Within his silence

And solitare'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

A little hope
Goes up in smoke
Just how it goes
Goes without saying

There was a man
A lonely man
Who would command
The hand he's playing

And solitare'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

And solitare's the only game in town

And every road that takes him
Takes him down
While life goes on around him everywhere
He's playing solitaire
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  • Ella-Anne
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    Ella-Anne
    'Solitaire' was written by Neil Sedaka so it's really a Neil Sedaka song covered by several different people with the best two covers being Elvis Presley and The Carpenters.

    When people talk about 'The Carpenters' they are really talking about Karen Carpenter (1950-1983), the voice behind the Carpenters. The other member of the duo was her brother Richard, Pianist, but the sound was strictly Karen. Sadly, Karen passed away from heat failure caused by an eating disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. She was just 32.

    Considering this song 'Solitaire' as written by Neil Sedaka, 'There was a man. A lonely man. Who lost his love. through
    his indifference.'

    It's next to impossible to tell if Sedaka was referring to himself, but he sure was talking about someone, and it wasn't Karen Carpenter the singer. This is one of those cautionary songs that on the surface sounds like a nice tune, but really is the story of a man consumed by something that kept him a loner, and sure enough, he ended up alone and lonely without ever having won the game he was playing. It's actually a very good song, and no one does it better than Karen Carpenter, although, Elvis Presley is a close second.
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    • Ella-Anne
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      'Solitaire' was written by Neil Sedaka so it's really a Neil Sedaka song covered by several... Read more →

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