The House Always Wins

from Interruptions by District 8

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Sometimes you're dealt a lousy hand.


Now I was born on the hard luck side of town
Daddy was a drinker and he never came around
My Momma surrendered to a life on the street
She looked at her cards and she folded in defeat
At night I heard her crying
There’s no use even trying
You might as well just give in
The house always wins
The house always wins

Now the losing hand will never catch a break
You won’t get anything that you’re not prepared to take
The things that you steal, you can turn around and sell
But there’s no road to heaven when you start out in hell
And the preacher men say
You can never get away
Someday you’re gonna pay for all your sins
The house always wins
The house always wins

And they hold out hope like a dealer selling dope
You can double your five and make ten
And I know I should stay but I can’t back away
So I just say “Hit me again.”

Now I try to shake the past, I try to go legit
The ghosts that hang around me say it’s too late to quit
It’s a dangerous game, but I’m not afraid
‘Cause I’ve sat at the table and I know how it’s played
And every win’s a thrill
But I’m slowly being killed
Stabbed by a thousand little pins
The house always wins
The house always wins


from Interruptions, released June 1, 2015


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