"The Game" as written by Isaac Hayes, David Porter, Marvin Fowler, Dante Lamar Givens, Courtenay D. Henderson, Shawnie Mack, Lucas Christian Macfadden, Mark Ali Potsic, Charles L. Stewart and Marc F. Stuart....
Rollin' down the highway
With a trunkful of work
I just lost my job
Didn't wanna be a mail-room clerk

Besides it didn't pay but dimes
And the boss had a disrespectful mouth
If I wasn't on parole
I would've knocked the motherfucker out

So I'm drivin', gotta get me some fast cash
Ain't tryin' to hurt nobody
Mama, maybe it's wrong
But I gotta get the money, it's a must have

If I get caught, I go back to jail with no bail
It's the risk that I'm takin'
I'm convinced so, ain't fakin'
It's the life I choose

Win or lose, that's the way you play life's game
If you play it wrong then you're the one to blame
If I can choose I would make a change
But it's the same old song that everybody shame

Now, I'm my own boss
And I ain't got no friction
'Cause I'm a bootleg pharmacist
You don't need no prescription

? that's my law
Tryin' to get the dough and retire
'Cause if I stay in it too long
The Feds gonna set my ass on fire

And if they come
Gotta hold court in the streets
And one of three things will happen
I get away, get the chair or die cappin'

And if they catch me right
And I can't fight, I go back to prison
And like my mama say, you can't always bust your gun
She goes sometimes you gotta run

Win or lose, that's the way you play life's game
If you play it wrong then you're the one to blame
If I can choose I would make a change
But it's the same old song that everybody shame

All the odds are against me
'Cause I'm already a felon
I'd probably die this time in jail
'Cause I ain't doin' no tellin'

I'll probably lose the girl that I love
She'll turn her back once the money's spent
And play it off to her friends
Like it was a heated argument

Win or lose, that's the way you play life's game
And you're the one to blame
If I can choose I would make a change
And everybody shame

Bad game, it's a bad game, yeah
It's a bad game, yeah, yeah
It's a bad game, yeah, yeah, yeah

To the mother who's watching over
You know the game ain't fair
Sometimes you can't change their mind
So, all you got is prayer

Win or lose, that's the way you play life's game
Then you're the one to blame
If I can choose I would make a change
That everybody shame
Win or lose, that's the way you play life's game

Listen, I ain't got that much time
Only four minutes to sing to you
But I hope and pray that you will listen
While I try to school you

Bad game, bad game
Nobody wins
That everybody shame


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"The Game" as written by Courtenay D. Henderson Charles L. Stewart

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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