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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.
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