Do you wanna play?
Well you don't have a choice
Stand up alive
'Cause the music hasn't died yet
*3x*

Suzy was a psycho, but she looked good
Little ball of fire, light it up and cook wood
She knew the power of what she had to offer
Pieces of a puzzle, personality, and posture
When it's probably done, it seems spun
As long as you're not the one the bee stung
Bar fly looking for a fall guy
Taking on all types
From big baller to the small fry
Get what you want out of life
But every night now the same thought arise (man, you got a light?)
Still as lonely as the number one
'Cause you only love someone
So you have someone to run from
Run, run, put your back into it Sue
Always wondered what it would be like to try to rap to you
We gotta show Suzy love
Ain't no way that anybody's gonna stop before the music does

Do you wanna play?
Well you don't have a choice
Stand up alive
'Cause the music hasn't died yet
*4x*

Bobby was a genius, and he would prove it
His favorite move is to make you look stupid
He knows the answer, nobody puts their hands up
When he starts talking everybody (shut up)
Bobby didn't have friends, not real ones
Just a bunch of like-minded self righteous pilgrims
And they all treated Bob like the big cheese
Knowing damn well they all thought he was a "bitch please"
Blows his own horn, slaps his own bass
While everybody waits for him to fall on his face
And while he's down, someone will take his place
If the suit isn't trump even seven beats an ace
Look at Bobby, he doesn't even know that
You're supposed to set a new one after you achieve a goal
Accomplishments are just excuses to talk and spit
When you music stops, who will have a spot to sit?

Do you wanna play?
Well you don't have a choice
Stand up alive
'Cause the music hasn't died yet
*4x*

Bring me the head of whoever said 'play fair'
I want to sit in my chair and wear a blank stare
Fuck being king of the hill
When the music dies you'll be the first one the villagers kill
Walk in circles, dizzy up the movement
Talk in circles, the underground's polluted
Lots of circles, you wonderin' where you fit
Stop the circles!

[over beat-boxing]
Oh, oh, oh yea, oh, oh, oh yea
Well you don't have a choice
Oh, oh, oh yea
Stand up alive
Oh, oh, oh yea
Well you don't have a choice
Stand up...

Do you wanna play?
Well you don't have a choice
Stand up alive
'Cause the music hasn't died yet
*4x*


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Musical Chairs song meanings
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    General CommentNo one's commented yet..wow. Well this might be partially due to the fact the the first line, one of the most important, is wrong. It's "DO YOU WANT A PLIGHT?" I can see how someone might misunderstand, cause musical chairs is a game, but it's wrong, and adds less depth.

    Anyways, the song speaks to me about some of the bullshit that people pull, and the games they play, that keeps society(or at least the culture he lives in) running around in worthless, endless circles.

    The "Suzy" and "Bobby" verses speak not just about them but the people that follow them in aimless circles. However, the third is obviously a little more about Slug trying to keep out of the circles, not play the games, just watching the chumps follow aimlessly.

    All three verses are small examples of the many circular plights (unavoidable, unfortunate situations) that we'll probably all experience until the day we die... and the music stops.
    OptimusTronon June 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with Optimus. I think a lot of it is also about everyone fighting each other to get to the top, when there really isn't a top at all. It's all a game.
    TreeLuvr87on September 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok and another correction to "optimus", its doesnt say PLIGHT. i've had this cd for awhile and have been meaning to comment but inside on the lyric sheet in the cd says the actual words are "do you want to PLAY", so vulgar was right
    LowEnd5on September 17, 2008   Link

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