Stumbled up the alley over tins and wires
And broken boxes left for us to trip across
Another bunch of rotten bad luck
You can't win man, what'd I tell you?
Mucking hands can have a cost

First soaring then collision
Like my television
Stories all end up the same
So we just drink deep, inhale and cough
Move on before it wears off
Are we smarter than this shell game?
I blinked

Up the street to Grand Avenue
End up at the water front
Where pollution's made the sky go black
Never trust the books
And never screw the ones who don't deserve it
Slump let reflections play back, watch

First soaring then collision
Like my television
Stories all end up the same
So we just drink deep, inhale and cough
Move on before it wears off
Are we smarter than this shell game?
I'm not

It's no use kid, I can't stop bleeding
Take this old guitar, it's all I'm leaving
It's seen the Jersey pines
Bright neon signs and rode the Brighton line

I'll tell you what you're up against
It's the toughest fucking town
I've ever seen and you're going it alone
You're an outsider so
Keep your profile low


Lyrics submitted by punkpirate

Shell Game song meanings
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