"Playing For Keeps" as written by and Robert Plant Jimmy Page....
It's so simple
And complicated.
The way you can crush me.
No matter how much this hurts,
This is through.
I get as far as your door
Before i get caught.
I make up excuses
Just to touch you and I can't stop
I can't stop.

So are we playing for keeps?
The days begin and they don't end for weeks.
Leave me left out
Of anything to do with you.
Excuse me while I fall apart.
Don't flatter yourself sweetheart.
Let me take the wheel
And I'll crash this car.
Do you have to make this so hard?

You're so good at pretending everything is alright.
You're as welcome as cancer
But my door is always unlocked.

So are we playing for keeps?
The days begin and they don't end for weeks.
Leave me left out
Of anything to do with you.
Excuse me while I fall apart.
Don't flatter yourself sweetheart.
Let me take the wheel
And I'll crash this car.
Do you have to make this so hard?


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"Playing for Keeps" as written by Robert Plant Jimmy Page

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    General Commentlyrics are so true and perfect..
    NIKKIEon April 14, 2004   Link
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    General CommentDefinitely right...This song is amazing and has great sound and everything. This is one of my favorite songs even though I like every one. They were awesome at the Dec 17th concert with Yellowcard. Got both their cd's there...best 15 bucks spent EVER.
    Hardcore_Slackeron April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti was a fan of matchbook romance before all the stupid little girls at my school who think they are "punk" started showing up at the shows, but anyhoo, this song sounds like taking back sunday...odd
    CountMyCrowson April 22, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"you're as welcome as cancer,
    but my door is always unlocked"

    i like that line. matchbook is one of my fav's. they have some good lines. check out something corporate...

    and countmycrows, i def. agree with you on that one i hate it when girls just start listening to it and think they're punk and shit..isn't that just a pain in the ass..it kills me-it's def. a pet peeve
    quie+_vioLenceon June 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is freaking awesome. The acoustic is just as awesome. Matchbook Romance needs to get bigger, they are good enough to.
    RedRobotson July 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis band and others as good as it make me sad because i don't live in America and i'll probably never get to see them live.......
    madOon July 05, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"you're as welcome as cancer,
    but my door is always unlocked"

    i agree, i like that line too. it means that he cant stand to see her come back, but his door is always unlocked if she does want to.
    vindicatedon November 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti was so fucking happy when they played this live.
    basically about how painful and dramatic relationships can get and how frustrating it is.
    promisexkepton November 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think it's talking about some girl who continually flirts with him. Then when he thinks she really loves him, she turns around and says she doesn't. He keeps getting hurt by her, and he doesn't want her around, but he can't help letting her come back.
    Just_Some_Asianon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCountMyCrows ...what does it matter who likes thse guys ya know if you spend all ur time gettin angry about that stuff you'll miss out on some cool stuff i reckon chill out ...and keep it real
    redsuperphoneon January 19, 2005   Link

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