"Sorry You're Not a Winner" as written by Roughton Reynolds, Chris Batten, Liam Rory Clewlow and Robert Rolfe....
Scratch card glory
Waist low pleasure
Black eyes, nose bleed
Don't look back now
My white abode do you remember?
But it's such a thrill just to find out

Sorry you're not a winner
With the air so cold and a mind so bitter
What have you got to loose
But false intentions and a life so pretentious?

Scratch card glory
Waist low pleasure
Black eyes, nose bleed
Don't look back now
My white abode do you remember?
But it's such a thrill just to find out

Sorry you're not a winner
With the air so cold and a mind so bitter
What have you got to lose
But false intentions and a life so pretentious?

Scratch card glory, waist low pleasure
Black eyes nose bleeds, don't look back now
My white abode, do you remember?
I sweat I ache

Sorry you're not a winner
With the air so cold and a mind so bitter
What have you got to loose
But false intentions and a life so pretentious?

What?-What?-What?
Goodbye, Your world, is.
Insert your coin
Please try again
Insert your coin
Please try again


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"Sorry You're Not a Winner" as written by Liam Rory Clewlow Chris Batten

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  • +5
    General Commentas said its probably about a gambling addiction
    i believe the character in the song had the choice between love and gambling, he chose gambling.
    the song though, is following a guy buying a scratchcard and finding hes lost.

    ill break it up for you to show what i mean

    "Scratch card glory" - striking it rich gambling
    or waist low pleasure? - sex/love of course
    i believe he is given a chice btween the two wither the chose was made in the distant past or posssibly earlier that day there are reasons to think both. there are three different reasos i can think of;
    1. was forced to choose between someone he loved and gambling because they made him
    ie threatened to leave if he didnt stop
    2. could have found love if he wasnt a gambler
    3. choice of spending money on gambling or a whore (unlikely)
    whichever is true its obvious he chose gambling

    "Black eyes nose bleeds," note plural, he often visited by debt collectors who he cant pay so they 'deal' with him to make him payup?

    "don’t look back now" his choice has been made, chant change it/doest want to think about how much better life hwould have been. or its too late to back out hes in toom uch debt, only way out is to win big (bad mind set)

    "My white abode, do you remember? My white abode"
    -im guessin a house may have been lost in gambling. or its figurative, he gambled evrything he owned

    "But it’s such a thrill just to find out…" the buzz of anticipation, hoping he'll jackpot this time. hes justifying why he gambles

    "Sorry you’re not a winner with the air so cold and a mind so bitter" - obviously he didnt win on the scratch card "sorry your not a winner" is revealed when he scratches off the silver. it leaves him feeling cold and bitter... naturally.

    "What have you got to lose but false intentions and a life so pretentious?" - is he saying it doesnt matter that he lost and trying to fool himself? or is he going to buy another scratchcard/gamble some more.
    could be saying hell die/be killed if he keepes this up "what have you go to loose but...a life so pretentious?"

    "I sweat, I ache." hes lost, its common to get a hot flush though anger with yourself when you loose money, it happens to me. or it could just be vaguely relevant filler text.

    "Wha? Wha? What?" ... its probly what the guys says in reply to "sorry youre not a winner" he stutters unbelieving "w-w-what? i havent won!" or more filler text

    "Please try again, Insert your coin... " all gambling machines display this to keep you coming back for more, obviously our character is going to buy another one now... this line assures us of that

    anyway this took me ages so ; ) made me ound really nerdy too, fuckin awesome song, awesome band had to shar that with you. thoughts?
    binzyviciouson November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*clap clap clap* SCRATCH CARD GLORY!!
    sunshinme_duston August 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe songs about chosing love over money I think
    Enter.Shikarion October 23, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell seeing as nobody is throwing up any songmeanings, i'll think i'll have a stab.

    Well i think it's about gambling, and maybe it being an addiction.
    "Scratch card glory"
    Well everyone dreams of winning the lottery.

    "Sorry You're Not a Winner"
    Well, you didn't win but coz it's an addiction you'll just keep on doing it.

    Meh, just a suggestion.
    Boiled_Frogson November 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentluvluvvv this song.
    conqueron March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese guys played a gig at backline in guildford (which is tiny) like 3 months before they got massive, and i didnt go, and now im fucking gutted
    dammit182on October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsoloutley Kick ass band I have an Osession with them
    Enter.Shikarion October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbsoloutley Kick ass band I have an Osession with them
    Enter.Shikarion October 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont usually listen to anything this "hardcore" but E.S are just amazing

    *clap clap clap*
    cal2390on October 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCLAP CLAP CLAP
    Enter.Shikarion October 23, 2006   Link

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