Song Lyrics Sunday: Game

As some of you know, I have an entire playlist built around this word! I’m going with Sheryl Crow’s version of “Solitaire” (there are many excellent takes on it), originally written by Neil Sedaka and Phil Cody

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…


Song Lyrics Sunday: Game

8 responses to “Song Lyrics Sunday: Game

  1. Sorry, Sheryl. It’s still Karen’s version that makes me hurt. Or Elvis’s.

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  2. Well, I loved the Carpenters (saw them in concert one time), and Sheryl Crow has some wonderful songs, too. For some reason I’ve never heard this one before. Kind of a sad story, but done beautifully. 🙂

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  3. Never heard Sheryl’s version before – nice!

    Welcome to the fun! 😉

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  4. Cheryl Crow is the bomb — first rate singer, love her stuff…but this one belongs to Karen, and has since the first time I heard it back in the 70s. Back in those days many things were desperately strange and stressed on many levels, only some having anything much to do with women, but it caught my attention — could have sworn that, peculiar as it sounds now — well, it sounded like she was trying to tell me something even as the hardcore rationalist knew better and made me laugh at myself. Audio pareidolia is how I’d class it nowadays. Anyhow, it went straight to the top of my playlist for a couple of years right in there…signs and wonders…heh…

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  5. Wow! That song really packs an emotional wallop, doesn’t it? I was never a big Carpenters fan, so I never heard this before. Now, having heard both Cheryl Crow’s and the Carpenters’ versions, I have to agree with those who say this song really belongs to Karen.

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  6. Oh I love the Carpenters version, too, but Sheryl Crow’s is also nice. I refuse to pick a favorite.


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