Solitaire
Neil Sedaka Lyrics


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

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Written by: Neil Sedaka, Phil Cody

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Marcius Nery

Neil Sedaka was so humble, allowing this stunning materpiece song to be recorded by The Carpenters. It was true gif to Karen's voice. Solitaire changed their careers forever and it's a legacy to humanity.

Sean M

Back in 1986, Australia, my drunkard dad used to pump this one up on the old record player. My very first true girlfriend, Annette, used to sit with me and observe his singing himself the lyrics, like a lune. I was 17 and Annette was 16, and we just put up with it. Remarkably, we both went on to love all things Neil Sedaka

June Grace Aldana

@Russell Sketchley
Why do some singers alter the original lyrics of this song?
Very rude.
No respect to the song writer..

Russell Sketchley

@Rusty Wolfe Actually, it was Andy Williams who changed the words when he recorded it. He thought the card analogy went on too long. When the Carpenters covered the song they used Andy Williams changes. Andy Williams also sang it in the first person - "As life goes on around me everywhere, I'm playing solitaire."

Steph

That was the first time I heard the song was by the Carpenters. I knew he wrote it, but I never heard him sing it before. Then came Clay Aiken. I have chills watching that video and listening to his powerful voice. It is truly a masterpiece.

Rusty Wolfe

@Grace Gorman The lyrics in Karen Carpenter's cover are also altered from what Neil Sedaka's singing here. JI've never understood why these beautiful lyrics needed altering.

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Greg Young

I love how he stays just a wee bit on the top side of the pitch. Anyone else doing it would be sharp, but it works quite well when he does it. He knows what he's doing! Great song, singer, and songwriter. Makes me smile and cry at the same time. I've been playing solitaire for 60+ years. But I still hope to find a mate someday. I ain't licked yet.

james brewer

Me too! Good luck.

Milagros Suva

Out of this world so beautifully sang by my generation' s favorite Neil Sedaka We love you Neil ! You are one in a million.

Nick G

Stunning. A beautiful song, sensitively performed.

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