Playing Games (Black Dog Island 2017)
This song started off with a whistle melody over a G cord. For some years it was slow moving and going nowhere. Eventually in 2012 I took it on board seriously and began to develop it. The song tells the story about different parts of society playing games in their daily lives. i.e Relationships, social media, gambling, drinking, hence the saying ‘’Everyone’s playing the game’’ and so this song was created. Again in this song Robert came up with a beautiful Violin melody around it and Eamon filled the back line with strings. The whistle I introduced at the start and finish and end.
THERE THIS LADY AND SHE LIVES IN MY HOME TOWN
AND JUST THE OTHER DAY SHE CALLED SHE ASKED ME AROUND
WHOS PLAYING SHE PLAYING WITH MY MIND
ON SOCIAL NETWORK AND MAYBE ONE GLASS OF WINE
DOWN IN MY HOME TOWN THERES THIS GUY WE WENT TO SCHOOL
BETS ALL THE RACES AND PRETENDS THAT HE'S A FOUL
WHO PLAYING GAMES "EACH DAY ITS WIN OR LOOSE"
AND AWAY HE GOES AND SPEND’S IT ALL ON BOOZE
WHO’S PLAYING GAMES-………….. PLAYING GAMES
WHO’S PLAYING GAMES……………...
I MET THIS OLD MAN AND HIS WISDOM WASN’T FREE
SO WE TALKED AWHILE AND THE BOOSE WAS ALL ON ME
WHO PLAYING GAMES ANOTHER STORY WITH NO END
HE SAID HE SOLD IT ALL AND USED THE MONEY TO BUY HIS FRIENDS
WOKE UP THIS MORNING A NEW IDEA FROM MY BED
LIFE CAN GET YOU DOWN BUT YEAH GOT TO STAY AHEAD
WHO’S PLAYING GAMES YOU SEE IT CHANGES EVERYDAY
IT’S LIKE A WAITING GAME FOR SOME LUCK TO COME MY WAY