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Neil Diamond — Solitary Man
Album: Classics
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7.7

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Total ratings: 238









Released: 1966
Length: 2:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Melinda was mine
'Til the time that I found her
Holdin' Jim
And lovin' him
Then Sue came along
Loved me strong, that's what I thought
Me and Sue
That died, too

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
A girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
Then 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 loves you
Right or wrong
Weak or strong

Don't know that I will
But until I can find me
A 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
A girl who'll stay
And won't play games behind me
Then I'll be what I am
A solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man
Solitary man
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Say what you want, the man made music that sold like Big Macs.  The orchestration (horns, guitars, strings) is well done, too.
 kurtster wrote:
A truly guilty pleasure, 10.

Chris Isaac does an outstanding job, but this is still the best version, period, end  of  story. 
 
About says it all...
A truly guilty pleasure, 10.

Chris Isaac does an outstanding job, but this is still the best version, period, end  of  story. 
No thanks.

PSD = Super Furry Animals' White Socks/Flip Flops!
 ccjemmett wrote:

All the way to Beautiful Noise
 
{#High-five}

I really like Beautiful Noise.
An all time favorite of mine..excellent use of the horns
Into the once-a-month rotation after a nine (ten?) year break...OK!
 upinya wrote:
This guy is a genius. Refer to Velvet Gloves and Spit, Taproot Manuscript, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Amazing records.
 
All the way to Beautiful Noise
even in the middle of my early 70's hard rockin' and prog lovin' and jazz fusion passion I still liked Neil Diamond, right up till he went kinda Vegas 
truly great songwriter 
Never thought I would here Neil Diamond on RP.  But this tune is a very good choice.  Way to go Bill {#Cheers}
 DBCinCA wrote:


Grew up on Neil Diamond... gotta love it now - it's like part of my DNA.
 
Me too!
Holy crap!!! I love this song.
 AlonzoTheArmless wrote:
I prefer Johnny Cash's cover of this song.
 
..... me to although Mr Diamonds version is good
Talk about a guy who's gotten it from all sides and survived on his talent and grit.
{#Drummer}  Ah, saw ND do this live in Auckland, NZ...wait for it.....19...9,8,7.....yes 7...75!!  
       I wasn't yet 18 and may not have gone as ND wasn't really my taste back then..lucky I was with a friend with more music savy than me!
o there's an oldie but a goodie!  {#Bananajam}
This guy is a genius. Refer to Velvet Gloves and Spit, Taproot Manuscript, and Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Amazing records.
lowelltr wrote:
Neil - my biggest "guilty pleasure" even when I was a Nugent/Rush headbanger in the 70's (had to keep it low-key in front of friends!).
Grew up on Neil Diamond... gotta love it now - it's like part of my DNA.
Neil - my biggest "guilty pleasure" even when I was a Nugent/Rush headbanger in the 70's (had to keep it low-key in front of friends!).
Spliff wrote:
This is the best song Neil ever recorded. I am wondering who's next in the Neil theme.
Hot August Night is not too bad. But agree though, this one is a nice chestnut.
This is the best song Neil ever recorded. I am wondering who's next in the Neil theme.
Always loved this song.
OMG Neil Diamond!!!! 8O :lol:
I prefer Johnny Cash's cover of this song.