"Not Addicted" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
I've never lied to you

It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

This time I know I'm gonna smash the bet
I foresee it smacked in the back of the net
Men grip slips, wipe their hands that sweat
The camera pans the away fans end

Twenty quid for blues to thrash the reds
Then cash that cash, when the ref has said
My mate's out, his pads a mess
Its getting late, I've not dashed yet

Oh, the question I have to ask myself
Is can I see us not battering them?
If I can't see that happening then
I'm gonna put all my money down on one fat bet

Now I don't know the first thing about football
But my instincts tell me this is my windfall
It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

This time I know I woulda cashed the lot
I woulda held in my hand the whole jackpot
The games won, the ends have a swap
Two nil up, they're getting mashed up

But I won't win now, the chance flopped
'Cause I couldn't make it to the damn shop
Might as well put tea in that pot
I've got nowhere else I have to bop

The question I have to ask one
Is how I managed, not to manage the trot
Maybe I could phone in and slap it on
Put all my money on a mid-match one

Yes, I don't know the first thing about football
But my instincts tell me this is my windfall
It's his lucky day, that's a given
He'll tick the box on the slip and then just watch and learn
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But this is gonna pay, he feels it this one'll be fine

Oh shit, I'm mad glad I didn't back that match
Suppose to be an unproblematic catch
Full time the whistle blasted after
The last passer, passed the last pass

Would you believe how we fell back
Three goals lost in the last half
So glad I was stranded back at the flat
Wincing at every goal we let 'em have

The question I now have to ask
Is how the fuck did we get smashed that bad?
I just very, very nearly, nearly
Lost every penny of all my cash

Yes, I don't know the first thing about football
And my instincts almost led me to a pitfall
It's his lucky day, that was barmy
He didn't tick the box on the slip and what a relief
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But next time he will be more lucky, next time he'll be fined

It's his lucky day, that was barmy
He didn't tick the box on the slip and what a relief
He's not addicted, he can stop anytime
But next time he will be more lucky, next time he'll be fined

I need to rethink the technique of my betting shit
Maybe change the parameters a little bit
Instead of betting on to win the football
I'll bet to lose the cricket


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"Not Addicted" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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  • +1
    General CommentI don't have a problem...I really don't. I can quit whenever I want.
    ;)
    Gambling addiction is bad for you kids (especially if you don't know anything about the sport!!) and remember, A Grand don't come for Free

    I think the whole album sums up the mid-twenties blues fairly well
    knawseyon December 22, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfirst time i heard this one i thought it was his friends gambling with MIKE'S grand that they stole. Turns out it's MIKE trying to regain his cash by gambling!

    my two cents
    Cooldude!on October 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncidentally, Mike Skinner (The Streets' main man) is recovering from a gambling addiction... so he writes from experience!
    ThatKidSteveon March 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthello. whatever's in all caps is random lines of dialogue
    pumkinhedon March 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti just don't like how this song has no significant relation to anything else, whereas "soaked by the ale" did & would flowed with the album so much better - this one seemed misplaced & no other song even references it
    CoryGreenwellon June 10, 2005   Link

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