This Is Your Game

from by Ian Bland

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lyrics

you call me up and say you need me near
but when i come around it’s like why are you here
you keep finding things to put in the way
so why throw me your ball
if you don’t want me to play
i’m not certain what you need me for
every word, every move, you keep the score
scissors beats paper, paper beats rock
rock smashes scissors, we go round like a clock

chorus
why is it always so hard to choose
why must somebody win, why must somebody lose
and it always ends up the same
only you know all of the rules, this is your game

don’t have to kiss me when we say hello
we don’t have to play house or let anyone know
don’t have to kiss me when we say goodnight
you can keep me in the dark,
just don’t turn out the light

chorus
why is it always so hard to choose
why must somebody win, why must somebody lose
and it always ends up the same
only you know all of the rules, this is your game

you spin me in circles, turn me around
then hide in a place where you’ll never be found
i’m not searching for you in this fog
if you want someone to chase you, get a dog

pin the tail on the donkey and show all your friends
be first to sit down before the music ends
you’ve beat me again but then who really cares
there’s too many donkeys and not enough chairs
we go up on the swing and then down on the slide
if we have too much fun you want to stop the ride
or else you get angry and want to go home
do as you will, i can play on my own

chorus
why is it always so hard to choose
why must somebody win, why must somebody lose
and it always ends up the same
only you know all of the rules, this is your game

i know it’s late but i needed to call
i’m tired of this game I've brought back your ball

credits

from Drifter, released April 1, 2007
Musicians

Ian Bland - Vocals & Guitar
John Edgar - Bass
Bill Canty - Keyboards
Greg Hunt - Mandolin & Violin
Julie Buxton - Backing Vocals

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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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