Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Solitary Man


I love this song, sung by Neil Diamond/Johnny Cash (love and peace to them). I have been hearing it often nowadays, probably because I am able to relate to his lyrics completely. The lyrics go something like this :
“Melinda was mine
'Til the time
That I found her
Holding Jim
Loving Him
Then Sue came along
Loved me strong
That's what I thought
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 love me
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”
I am posting the YouTube link of both Neil diamond and Johnny cash singing this song… both have an awesome voice and the songs are ethereal.
Neil Diamond- Solitary Man

Johnny cash- Solitary Man
This song remains simple and yet it echoes my life so precisely. Kind of feels like these singers too went through love and heartbreak so profound that they sang a song which expressed their desire to remain solitary than to go around give their love to women who would use them and leave them.
“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”

This is exactly what has happened to me, and yes I am happy to be a solitary man than be with a woman who treats love as a part time thing/ a paper ring.
Peace

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