"The Game" as written by and Patrick/carter Leonard....
Way down, way down
Underneath the garden
Wrapped up in some plastic
That's where you'll find the bones
Of Christopher John Whitner
He was the first slain by my hand
He was the bass player in my band
But I'd had all I could stand
Of the game

Well it started with the little things
He'd make a mess, he'd break his strings
He'd book us gigs and then forget the days
On practice days he'd seldom show
And by the time he did it was time to go
And in the studio he finally sealed his fate

I put him way down, way down
Underneath the garden
Wrapped up in some plastic
Yea, that's where you'll find the bones
Of Christopher John Whitner
He was the first slain by my hand
He was the bass player in my band
But I'd had all I could stand
Of the game

Well we played on through the summer's heat
But Josh could hardly keep the beat
It seemed as though he'd drifted into space
Always upstairs drinking forty's
Or outside chasing shorties
I finally had to put him in his place

I put him way down, way down
Underneath my bedroom
Walled up in the basement
Yea, that's where you'll find the bones
Of little Joshy Eppard
Not the first slain by my hand
He was the drummer in my band
But I'd had all I could stand
Of the game

Well I guess that I've gone overboard
'Cause as I sit and strum these chords
They sure could use a baseline and a beat
And now the mirror makes me halt
I realize its all my fault
It's time to turn these murderous hands on me

And I'll be way down, way down
Underneath my bedroom
Walled up in the basement
Yea, that's where you'll find the bones
Of guys without replacement
All be the last slain by my hand
I'm gonna reunite the band
And we'll be in another land
All the same


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"The Game" as written by Patrick Leonard K. Carter

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    General CommentI love this song.

    I'm pretty sure it's about Joey being in a band with Josh (drummer) and Christopher (bassist) and he kicked them out because at the time he thought it would be good for the band to find better members. But then he realizes that he was wrong by kicking them out and he states that they are "guys without replacement" so Joey gave up on the band.
    TheFinalCuton January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcorrections;

    Christopher John Bittner

    He'd book us gigs and then forget the dates

    and in the last part of the song bedroom should be basement and "All be the last slain by my hand" should be I'll.
    iheart3on September 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentNot much to say. I think this song is pretty strait forward. I love it.
    lunanightrainon October 17, 2008   Link

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