Solitary Man


I’ve written several posts lately that are based upon songs I’d grown up with. When I saw today’s one-word prompt, “solitary,” I was reminded of yet another such song, Neil Diamond’s “Solitary Man.” The refrain of that song goes:

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

I didn’t get married until I was 32, which, back in the day, was considered to be old.

But then I met a girl who I knew would stay and not play games behind me. We married. I am no longer a solitary man.

13 thoughts on “Solitary Man

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  1. Regina August 18, 2017 / 9:26 am

    That’s the first thing that came into my head too! It’s been there all day. My mom was really into Neil Diamond and it’s one of the few artists we agree on.

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    • Fandango August 18, 2017 / 9:55 am

      I can hear my daughter saying, “my dad is really into Neil Diamond.” Kinda makes me and Neil Diamond seem like artifacts from an ancient civilization. 😱

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    • Fandango August 19, 2017 / 7:11 am

      Is that his version of the Neil Diamond song or is it a different song entirely? I was never a country music fan, although I do know some of Johnny Cash’s stuff.


  2. newepicauthor August 19, 2017 / 7:31 am

    Yes it is the same song and Neil is given credit for writing it. The only difference I saw was that Neil talks about Melinda and Johnny says Belinda.

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