"Sick Little Games" as written by Butch Walker and Alex / Gaskarth....
Oh my God, I'm such a terrible mess.
I'm turned on by the tabloids, you would never have guessed,
that I'm a sucker for their gossip, man I take it too far.
I bottle up my Hollywood, and watch them name their kids after cars.

I'm finding me out,
I'm having my doubts,
I'm losing the best of me.

We're all part of the same, sick little games,
And I need a get-away (get away)
I'm wasting my days, I throw them away,
Losing it all on these sick little games.

Fell in love, she was the friend of a sister,
of somebody famous - at least for a day.
Expensive habits and a taste for the town,
had me chasing down red carpets, and watching all my friends slip away,

They're finding me out,
I'm having my doubts,
I'm losing the best of me.
Dressed up as myself, to live in the shadow, of who I'm supposed to be.

We're all part of the same, sick little games,
And I need a get-away (get away)
I'm wasting my days, I throw them away,
Losing it all on these sick little games.

If I play my cards right I can make the big time,
I could be a reason to stare.
Caught up in the spotlight, shaking from the stage fright,
How did I end up here?

We're all part of the same, sick little games,
And I need a get-away (get away)

We're all part of the same, sick little games,
And I need a get-away (get away)
I'm wasting my days, I throw them away,
Losing it all on these sick little games.

We're all part of the same, sick little games,
And I need a get-away (get away)


Lyrics submitted by thoseguiltyeyes

"Sick Little Games" as written by Robert Ryan Dawson Jack Bassam Barakat

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentI see what Alex is trying to say. He's from a small town in Maryland, he grew up there with all of his friends,until ATL got very successful with their music, they ended up having to spend a lot of time in LA and NYC. You can see it's based on them having to be away from all their close ones, and they describe the fact that they meet 'fake' people in those cities. It's more based on LA. He thinks he isn't the right person to end up walking on a red carpet in LA, like they do for example at the woodie awards or mtv awards. He never expected this to happen, and still isn't sure if it's right, so he does not wants to be part of it, he's just throwing away days in such city, and just wants to stay home where he'd belong. He wonders how on earth he ended up there, so the whole point of this song is, to get away from somewhere you're not sure wether it's the place for you, and avoid friends slipping away, because of being away for such a long time, due to their musical career. I'm from LA, and i don't like that fact Alex wrote that kids are named after cars, friend of a famous person....etc. It's because in reality, people in LA or NYC aren't like that, 98 percent of the people here are middle class folks, raising families, and they surely don't name their kids after cars, and i know that, People are normal here, not fake, a lot of people have the image of ppl not being real here, i don't see it that way, maybe cause i'm from here, but i understand what alex is trying to say, he's from somewhere else, and may not belong to such place, because of all his friends back home. I totally get him, i wouldn't want to leave LA for NYC for example. because of my friends and families. It;s based on sticking to where you belong to and friends.
    heyho007on July 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWe're all part of the same - Sick little games - And I need to get away, get away -I'm wasting my days
    I throw them away - Losing it all on these sick little games

    This song doesn't need much explanation. This crowd is wrapped up in sick little games and they are losing their identity because they are all the same. Devious minds all think alike and think the worst of people. The singer seems tired of it but does the easy thing and seems to continue after all.

    They're finding me out - I'm having my doubts - I'm losing the best of me - Dressed up as myself -To live in the shadow Of who I'm supposed to be

    They're finding me out seems to indicate that the singer isn't certain if its the glue that holds the friends together. They take such pleasure in it. What would they do without it? Would they even be friends or have anything else to discuss? Its the superficial life. Ditching your spirit to become less of a person.

    Thats what I think its about anyway ; )

    Arachidamiaon March 22, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentobvious and beautiful
    =]
    alltimelow89on June 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment<3 =
    I'm finding me out
    I'm having my doubts
    I'm losing the best of me
    xxmodernloveon July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't like how they're singing about the tabloids -_-
    SayYouMeanIton July 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentButtt don't get me wrong
    I still love this song =]
    SayYouMeanIton July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentsayyoumeanit

    i get what you are saying
    it's just like brooklyn
    the random cities..
    its kind of stupid
    still love all time low though and this song is very catchy
    alltimelowkevinon July 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this song
    jacoby130on July 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwatching them name their kids after cars : D lol
    beatingheartsbaby94on July 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about him wanting to get a lot bigger. "But if I play my cards right
    I could make the big time
    I could be a reason to stare" See? I know they will be. They are just too amazing to stay tiny & not huge. :)
    omgsydon July 12, 2009   Link

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