"Shape" as written by Craig Stephen Dodds, Dominic James Miller, Gordon Matthew Sumner, Kenneth Dodds, Keisha Kerreece Fayeanne Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Heidi Range....
I live my life in chains
Got my hands in chains
And I can't sticks with the cards that I got
With a deal like this
I must insist a girls got more to do
Then be the way you think a woman should
I'm taking it into my hands
In this mans land I can
Understand why I'm taking command
I've had enough of stuff
And now it's time to think about
Me, me yeah

And you can easily gamble your life away
Second after second
And day by day
You play the game or you walk away
It's a new turn on a blue day
And a cool deal of life for me
And it's all good

I know that the spades
Are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs
Are weapons of war
I know that diamonds
Mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

I've always played it safe nothings ever safe
Give me the courage to back my own convictions
Every decision I make
I pay it back and more
Now turn the cards and let them fall to me
I don't need to play on with the hand that they have given me
I give it back
'Cause it's not the way it has to be

And you can easily gamble your life away
Second after second
And day by day
You play the game or you walk away
It's a new turn on a blue day
And a cool deal of life for me
And it's all good

I know that the spades
Are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs
Are weapons of war
I know that diamonds
Mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

That's not the shape
The shape of my heart
My heart
That's not the shape of my heart

And you can easily gamble your life away
Second after second
And day by day
You play the game or you walk away
It's a new turn on a blue day
And a cool deal of life for me
And it's all good

And you can easily gamble your life away
Second after second
And day by day
You play the game or you walk away
It's a new turn on a blue day
And a cool deal of life for me
And it's all good

I know that the spades
Are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs
Are weapons of war
I know that diamonds
Mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart

I know that the spades
Are the swords of a soldier
I know that the clubs
Are weapons of war
I know that diamonds
Mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my heart


Lyrics submitted by paper.flowers

"Shape" as written by Heidi Range Craigie Dodds

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI can't believe no one has commented. This is one of my favourite songs even though I have a few hundred. I think she's using cards as a metaphor for who she isn't. As in she's not violent and she doesn't have to follow a life dealt by some one else (possible a typical female role).
    Sarenaon June 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always played it safe nothing's ever safe
    Give me the courage to back my own convictions
    Every decision I make I pay it back and more
    Now turn the cards and let them fall to me
    I don't need to play on with the hand that they have given me
    I'll give it back cos it's not the way it has to be

    initial thoughts wer just that she was in a relationship where she needed to brave enough to stand up to her partner (who maybe isnt treating her right?). the cards hes given her, i.e the way he treats her. shes sick of it, and finishes with him because knows it doesnt have to be that way. she deserves and know theres someone better for her.
    first verse is about women trying to be mens ideals, living in a mans world.
    harriett1on February 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is also about following your heart instead of just using your mind.
    djpalmer93on September 18, 2012   Link

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