"The Game Needed Me" as written by and Cory Murchy Alex Rose....
We don't have money
So we can't lose it
But you touchin me like piano keys
You can't buy that movement

What do we get from
This soft transaction
We know the money lies
And you can't put a price on this brand of action

We're all just selling time
You got a lot to lose
The paper's a ticking clock
You got a lot to lose

What does it cost for
This life of excess
Would you ever miss your desk's caress

There is no mouth to
Trace it's shape on you
You seem to let it fuck you anyway

We're all just selling time
You got a lot to lose
The paper's a ticking clock
You got a lot to lose

What you got to lose?


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"The Game Needed Me" as written by Johnson Bayles

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    General Commentthis song has great meaning. it's saying how we all are so caught up in making money, and we should be caring about love, romance, and enjoying life.
    steevven1on July 19, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti always got that he's talking about what they are doing, specificly. like touring and such. there's not the biggest money to be made on the road, but the experiance itself is worth more than money can buy.

    "you're touching me like piano keys" - like the audience reaching up from the floor to the stage

    "you can't put a price on this brand of action" - i've been on tour before, and you can't

    "what does it cost for this life of excess? would you ever miss your desk's caress" - trying to be a full time band is hard cause there's so much temptation and pressure to go to school and/or get a real job, and the money doesn't exactly start pouring in, even as your popularity builds. but they're sticking with it. and getting there. and loving it by the sound of it.
    headphones onon March 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe video to this song is amazing.
    check it out on their site.

    i definetly feel its an attack on a empty life of white collar america
    tombusdotcomon July 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love the song, it's so easy to groove to the lyrics.
    Panic!on August 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love the part
    "but you're touchin me like piano keys, you can't buy that movement"
    TheShorelineon October 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhile I'm working full time for a corporation, Jake Snider is having awesome sexytime and making awesome guitar grooves. Damn him!
    dendriteon January 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commentsexual song definitely.
    i love the line "but you touching me like piano keys, you can't buy that movement."
    it definitely compares money to sex

    i picture a prostitute?
    talking about time and money.
    "would you ever miss your desk's caress"
    maybe she quit her former job?
    or its talking about how everyone's job screws them over! i think that is the best conclusion i have come to.
    makeasound50on March 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThats pretty much what i thought, makeasound50
    The Spoonon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm not so sure it's about touring. just because of when it says
    "we're all just selling time
    you got a lot to lose
    the paper's a ticking clock
    you got a lot to lose"
    i just can't seem to see how that has anything to do with touring. but it's most definately a interesting and different perspaective on this song.

    i do think it has to do with money and sex.

    but i don't understand what this part means
    "there is no mouth to
    trace it's shape on you
    you seem to let it fuck you anyway"
    if someone could maybe clarify that for me? =] thanks.

    intense song.
    iamsound213on February 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIm not sure if you guys are getting the full picture here.
    "we don't have money
    so we can't lose it
    but you're touchin me like piano keys
    you can't buy that movement"
    Its obviously referring to the fact that money can not buy real love. It can buy sex, but it wont be nearly as satisfying as having sex with someone you really love.
    MaxThrottleon September 01, 2010   Link

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