House of Cards

from by Mike Shupp

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Ain't it funny how it's always the same
Thought you couldn't lose when you played this game
Then everything changed
And you could go on
But your world's all wrong

So you count to ten, then open your eyes
What you really want is to be surprised
But they're telling you lies
And you could go on
But your world's all wrong, your world's all wrong

And this house of cards you're living in
Is falling down on you
It's a one way street you're driving on
The signs are all around you
And this shooting star you're hanging on
Won't make your dreams come true

Now it feels like it's already done
Now you realize that you weren't the one
You're losing the sun
It doesn't seem real
It's not what you feel

So you live alone like you are possessed
Look at your life like it's some kind of test
Go on give it your best
Try and move on
But your world's all wrong, your dreams are gone

And this house of cards you're living in
Is falling down on you
It's a shadow world you're moving in
And they cannot touch you
Yes the walls are caving in again
Do you know what to do
Do you know what to do
And they're falling, they're falling, they're falling

Ain't it funny how it's always the same
Thought you couldn't lose when you played this game

Words and Music by Mike Shupp
Copyright (c) 1997 Workplace Music (BMI)

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from October Sun, released March 6, 1997
(c) (p) 1997 Private Mind Records
ISRC US-PM4-03-00103

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"Big hooks, sharp pop instincts"
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Mike Shupp writes American guitar pop songs that conjure the heartland, cruising through summer nights with one hand on the wheel, and the unlimited potential in tomorrow.
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