i could almost hear the rhythm section
kick in as the sun began to blaze.
i saw you walk across the plaza,
figured I'd just play it like it lays.
yeah yeah yeah.

i think i'm gonna be real sick again.
i think it's gonna happen real soon.
and i know i can't afford another night here in this place,
with its sixteenth floor view of the ocean and the dunes
and it's gonna be, just you and me today,
waiting for the other shoe to drop in Tampa Bay.

i can hear the roar of the crowd
in the stadium a couple of blocks away.
it's the kind of thing that used to get me all worked up,
but i don't want to talk about it now, ok, ok? ok.

i just want to get this whole thing over with.
i don't want to deal with it anymore.
i hear the cogs all slipping at the same time,
and then i see you walk in through the door.
and it's gonna be, just you and me today,
waiting for the other shoe to drop in Tampa Bay.


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Alphonse Mambo song meanings
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    Song MeaningJD said this is about someone in a hotel going through a divorce and Oxycontin withdrawal.
    embassyrowon December 07, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!!! :)

    one of my favorites... i listen to it every day on the way to work!!!
    doRabeThon May 23, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe phrase "play it like it lays" is a reference to Joan Didion's 1970 novel, Play It As It Lays. It's a reference to a betting strategy in Craps and also recognizing the impossibility of controlling life, but playing the game anyway. This is a great description of the narrator's mental state at this moment in time.
    amanda444on March 31, 2013   Link

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