"Fruit Machine" as written by and Julian/white De Martino....
You keep playing me like a fruit machine
Puttin' in change systematically
Winning streak that you had over me
It's turned into your broken tragedy

Turn your pockets out onto the street
Now you see you've spent it all on me!
You see my true colors out of sync
Now your skin is a pair of sympathies

You've hit the bottom one hundred times before
Now feel the fever as I leave you wanting more
You thought you could turn and walk away
Taking chances that weren't yours to take

Well I don't think so my foolish boy
Watch the next one taking all the joy
Hold me, nudge me, spinning me around
Where's the money?
Can't hear the clinking round.

Ka-ching, Ka-ching
Ka-ching, Ka-ching
Ka-ching, Ka-ching
Ka-ching, Ka-ching

You keep playing me like a fruit machine
Overstretch your generosity
For our band, it's leading you astray
The little we had
You've thrown it all away!

Go! Go! Go! (Yeah you're on a role)
Go! Go! Go! (Yeah you're on a low)
Go! Go! Go!

You find it hard to stop it yeah
You're running like a steam train
Oh I like the way that you do that
Where's the money?
Can't hear the clinking round.

Ka-ching, Ka-ching
Ka-ching, Ka-ching

Go!

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Ker-ching, Ker-ching, oh!
Ker-ching, Ker-ching
Ker-ching, Ker-ching

Oh, you find it hard to stop it yeah
You're running like a steam train

Ker-ching, Ker-ching
Ker-ching, Ker-ching

You-keep-playing-me-like-a-fruit-mach-ine!


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"Fruit Machine" as written by Jules De Martino Katie White

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    General CommentFunny and catchy would be best to describe it. It's also an interesting metaphor for a tired relationship where the guy took the girl for granted but now that he actually cares or wants more she's moved on.

    Rock on Ting Tings.
    dag_102on July 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWill someone please tell me what the hell a Fruit Machine is?
    SmallDollon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWill someone please tell me what the hell a Fruit Machine is?
    SmallDollon July 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgood song. i wish they would've left out the ka-ching parts out, they kill me in the worst way.
    thisweatheron August 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThese lyrics are definetly not right.
    A fruit machine is one of those gambling machines - you put in a coin, pull a crank and three things spin, and if they all come up the same you win money.
    I have a kind of vague idea about this song - maybe about a boy he's been trying to buy his way into a girl's pants.
    73on August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a girl who's treated badly by her boyfriend, like he doesn't pay attention to her, or spend time with her, cheating on her, etc ("You thought you could turn and walk away/Taking chances that weren’t yours to take") and to make up for it, he buys her presents and things ("Putting in change systematically"). "Winning streak that you had over me" shows how she would always fall for it and forgive him.
    Now though, she's caught on and is either milking it for all its worth ("Where’s the money? Can’t hear that clinking") and possibly keeps threatening to leave him just so that she can a) get more stuff and b) get her revenge.
    I'm thinking it might be about gambling too, since theres the line "Thought of bandits leading you astray" and a fruit machine is also known as a One-Armed Bandit. So either its a reference to him taking a gamble by being so reckless with their relationship, or he actually has a gambling problem that has "led him astray".
    But these are all just ideas. XD Sorry I wrote so much, I just kept thinking of more D:
    SeaChelleon August 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentagree with seachelle, guess fruit machine was just metaphore, the boy was just playing with their relation ship, "Thought of bandits leading you astray
    The little we had, you’ve thrown it all away" feels like the guy wanna be a bandit and he risk their The "little we had, you’ve thrown it all awayrelation even "tough
    bar!!on October 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's about a girl who strings her supposed boyfriend along for whatever goodies/cash he can give her, making him promises she's got no intention of delivering on. Basically she's singing about a minor-league golddigger
    Panstreon October 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about homosexuals.
    A "fruit machine" is slang for a machine used to measure whether you were homosexual or not.
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… .
    genetechon June 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIt's probably about their record company seeing as how half the album is about that same subject.
    pretorbenon November 03, 2009   Link

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