"Love Is A Losing Game" as written by and Amy Winehouse....
For you I was the flame
Love is a losing game
Five story fire as you came
Love is losing game

One I wished, I never played
Oh, what a mess we made
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game

Played out by the band
Love is a losing hand
More than I could stand
Love is a losing hand

Self-professed profound
Till the chips were down
Know you're a gambling man
Love is a losing hand

Though I battled blind
Love is a fate resigned
Memories mar my mind
Love is a fate resigned

Over futile odds
And laughed at by the gods
And now the final frame
Love is a losing game


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"Love Is a Losing Game" as written by Amy Winehouse

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  • +4
    General CommentWhen I hear and see Amy Winehouse singing, usually at the end I think; "how lucky I am."
    Vitoron August 10, 2011   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthese lyrics are wrong. Here are the right ones:
    For you I was a flame
    Love is a losing game
    Five story fire as you came
    Love is a losing game

    One I wish I never played
    Oh what a mess we made
    And now the final frame
    Love is a losing game

    Played out by the band
    Love is a losing hand
    More than I could stand
    Love is a losing hand

    Self professed... profound
    Till the chips were down
    ...know you’re a gambling man
    Love is a losing hand

    Though I’m rather blind
    Love is a fate resigned
    Memories mar my mind
    Love is a fate resigned

    Over futile odds
    And laughed at by the gods
    And now the final frame
    Love is a losing game


    One the most touching lyrics I've ever seen. Best lyrics on the album and also one of the best songs I know in general.
    fabricebon March 01, 2007   Link
  • +3
    General Commenti watched her sing this on some you tube viedo and at the end she was crying but so was i so we were even.
    Eggos=yumon March 28, 2007   Link
  • +3
    TranslationSuch an honest dedication to a Love that once was, but is no longer!
    We try so hard to make it work, because we are in Love with Love!
    But as fate would have it, Love would escape us, and the Gods would laugh at us for running in circles around Love and trying so hard. Looking back, we remember the hurt, and realize no doubt it is messy, and we begin to wonder, why on earth do we even attempt something so risky, so messy, and in the bitter end we are left with raw feelings that almost make us change our mind about Love.

    "Self-professed profound, til the chips were down."
    You and I are the shit, we could rule the world if we wanted to.
    There aren't two other people in the world that could compare to us.
    But, we were flawed, and it didn't matter to us, we carried on in our
    hurricane of love and hate. We marched on into the storm with guns blazing,
    until the very end. Until the chips were down. For better or worse, baby.
    stephlovaon September 04, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt is short, but it's short and sweet. This was the first song I heard off the album besides the two singles she has out already and it's simply amazing. Definitely a song I'll be listening to for a good while.
    kahreeon March 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI watched the video that Eggos=yum mentioned, and it brought me to tears at the end as well.

    "Memories mar my mind
    Love is a fate resigned"

    Two of my fav lyrical lines ever
    kahreeon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is sad and true. I listen to it a lot, even though it's depressing.
    whisperingdevilon March 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure the last bit is
    "Over futile odds, Laughed at by the Gods"
    not
    "Over a few tiles, and laughter by the docks"

    My favourite song ever. Complete and utter heartbreak really, in any shape or form.
    leemcgavinjoeyon June 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentStill beautiful .... after years of listening to this.
    nordstormson December 26, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe end.

    RIP xx
    admeanson July 25, 2011   Link

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