If maybe you'd move over,
Gave someone else a chance to try their luck;
Instead, you run up closer,
Try'n to grab a page before they close the book.

CHORUS:
It was over 'fore it started,
Seemed so long when we began
Hope you take it like a friend.
It's a shame to see you cryin' ,
Wouldn't think to way back when,
Looks like I'll never hear the end.

Thought you had the honor,
Took special pride in all your well laid plans.
Forgot about the others,
We moved out t'ward the light showin' empty hands.

CHORUS

Ah, put the boot down! Mm-hm!

Love to be the winner.
Gather up your chips in time to cash 'em in.
We're all lookin' thinner,
Playin' cards too close for either one to win.

CHORUS

Woa oh oh oh ...
It's a shame to see you cryin',
Wouldn't think to way back when,
Hope you take it like a friend.
Yeah eah eah eah...


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    General CommentHard not to read this lyric as a Stu Cook "message to John Fogerty". Apparently the rest of Creedence wanted to have a bigger say on creative matters, urging John Fogerty with "If maybe you'd move over, Gave someone else a chance to try their luck;". However, the material Cook and Clifford (Tom Fogerty had already quit the band at this point) supplied on "Mardi Gras", including "Take It Like A Friend", is so excruciatingly bad that John Fogerty's tight grip on the band appears more than justified. Painful stuff.
    Superkeefon December 02, 2016   Link

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