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Solo

by Priya Parrotta

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"Solo" is a song about the joys of solo travel-- and more generally, of taking journeys accompanied only by one's own body, heart and spirit. Infinite thanks to Rumi (and the Rumi Network) for this line in the song's chorus: "What you seek is seeking you."

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Rom-coms told me I needed a guy 

Though they never really explained why

But with triumphant music at the end

I know the message they tried to send



Finding your place as a solo act

Can be a challenge, that's a fact

But the part that I don't understand

Is how the solution is a man 



Dearest world, help me see

Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be

Not a girlfriend, partner or wife

My soulmate now is life 

Let me recall what I know is true

That what you seek is seeking you


So now I'm here, fully grown

Seeing the world on my own

Here and following my bliss

What could be better than this? 

Travel light, says the old adage

I don't need the extra baggage

Now I feel so bold and strong

So keep calm, and carry on



Dearest world, help me see

Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be

Not a girlfriend, partner or wife

My soulmate now is life 

Let me recall what I know is true

That what you seek is seeking you


When meeting new people, I'm a little shy

And sometimes I don't even try 

But to open my heart to who I might meet

I've gotta find my own rhythm on these streets


That guy I met is just my type 
And I would love to dance 

And if I were here with someone else

There wouldn't be a chance 

Dearest world, help me see

Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be

Not a girlfriend, partner or wife

My soulmate now is life 

Let me recall what I know is true

That what you seek is seeking you


And in the end, dear world, it’s just you and me
And this lifestyle that makes me feel free
Universe, show me what I’m meant to know
I’m so glad I came here alone

Dearest world, help me see

Who I'm meant to know, who I'm meant to be

Not a girlfriend, partner or wife

My soulmate now is life 

Let me recall what I know is true

That what you seek is seeking you


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released August 20, 2023
Music, lyrics and production by Priya Parrotta
Released on August 20, 2023
Recorded in Bennington, Vermont

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Priya Parrotta Rome, Italy

Priya is an author, singer, songwriter, composer, producer, and activist dedicated to peace and healing across borders. Her music celebrates the Earth, the skies, and the journeys of our hearts. She is a multicultural, world citizen with close connections to the Mediterranean, South Asia & the Americas. Priya was one of 50 musicians nationwide to be nominated for the 2022 US Artists Fellowship. ... more

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