Dream Theater Solitary Shell chords
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I felt that the other versions of this song were a little off, mainly because they lacked C#m and G#m chords. Play it through and let me know what you think! Side Note: The Introduction and Bridge sections are slightly simplified with the E and G#m chords. It sounds like 3 or 4 chords are played after the B in quick succession, however the E and G#m chords complement these chords well so the E and G#m chords are the only ones needed. Intro: |C#m B E C#m B G#m | x4 C#m B G#m He seemed no different from the rest C#m B E Just a healthy normal boy C#m B G#m His mama always did her best C#m B E And he was his daddy's pride and joy C#m B G#m He learned to walk and talk on time C#m B E But never cared much to be held C#m B G#m And steadily he would decline C#m B E Into his solitary shell. B A E As a boy, he was considered somewhat odd. B A E Kept to himself most of the time. B A E He would daydream in and out of his own world, A B But in every other way, he was fine. E He's a Monday morning lunatic B Disturbed from time to time. A Lost within himself E B In his solitary shell. E Temporary catatonic B Madman on occasion A When will he break out E B E Of his solitary shell? Bridge: |C#m B E C#m B G#m | x2 C#m B G#m He struggled to get through his day C#m B E He was helplessly behind C#m B G#m He poured himself onto the page C#m B E Writing for hours at a time. B A E As a man, he was a danger to himself. B A E Fearful and sad most of the time. B A E He was drifting in and out of sanity. A B But in every other way, he was fine. E He's a Monday morning lunatic B Disturbed from time to time A Lost within himself E B In his solitary shell E A momentary maniac B with casual delusions. A When will he be let out E B Of his solitary shell? After the end of the lyrics there is an instrumental part played.