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Sometimes life comes down to a game
Where the House always makes the call
The loser takes the long ride home
And the winner wins it all

I was raised with a simple rule
One that made sense to me
Work hard be fair and true
Life will be good to me

I started every day with joy
For all that I could get done
All my dreams attainable
Every race worth the run

Sometimes life comes down to a game
Where the House always makes the call
The loser takes the long ride home
While the winner wins it all

But half way to the goal
The rules were always changed
I would do the all the work
The House took what I had gained

I had the best hand I had ever drawn
I was sitting with an ace high straight
The house claimed to have aces four
I demurred
'cause I was sure
The House owned the Magistrate

What kind of game is this we play
Where we hope for a little of the gold
The House thinks it all belongs to them
Poorer we must accept every lie we're told

Those that rule ask our obedience
We do it all for you they righteous claim
While no rule they make applies to them
Yet somehow we are the ones to blame

Lets throw down the loaded dice
And put those marked cards away
Tell the swindlers each and every one
Payback is often the losers way

ken lehnig(c)2011

Why is doing what you love the hardest thing to do? Is it because failing what you thought defined you would be too devastating a thing from which to recover? If so, we stay where mere accident has left us.

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The following comments are for "Winner Wins song challenge"
by jonpenny

Ken's Challenge Song
You've nailed it Ken...truer words were never spoken!

Absolutely loved the chorus...flows so smoothly, but there is a typo in the fifth stanza (you) and a couple of extra beats in the last two. (Which I'm sure you were thinking of a particular melody to comensate.)

As are the consumate musical wordsmith hands down!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: April 26, 2011 )

odd thought
This brilliant bit of lyrics made me think of elections - campaigns - politicians .. maybe it's due to current events here in Canada .. and then again .. maybe it's intentional ..

no matter ... Ken .. for a myriad of reasons .. I LOVED this!

( Posted by: Pen [Member] On: April 26, 2011 )

Ken's Lyrics..
..looking forward to the video..


( Posted by: Bobby7L [Member] On: April 26, 2011 )

song challenge
Thanks you guys! I'm traveling again - I will sing and tape this when I get back home!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: April 27, 2011 )

Ken's song
Reminded me of all the cheaters I ever loved...What goes around comes around...

( Posted by: Nitz Kitty [Member] On: April 29, 2011 )

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