"Game of Pricks" as written by and Robert E. Jr. Pollard....
I've waited too long to have you
Hide in the back of me
I've cheated so long I wonder
How you keep track of me

You can never be strong
You can only be free

I've never asked for the truth
But you owe that to me

I've entered a game of pricks
With knives in the back of me
Can't call you or on you no more
While they're attacking me

I'll climb up on the house
Weep to water the trees
And when you come calling me down
I'll put on my disease

You can never be strong
You can only be free

I've never asked for the truth
But you owe that to me
I've never asked for the truth
But you owe that to me
I've never asked for the truth
But you owe that to me


Lyrics submitted by xpankfrisst

"Game of Pricks [BBC Evening Session]" as written by Robert E. Jr. Pollard

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    General CommentGuided by Voices does this song as well.

    Good song, kind of short, but good. Vocals sound different though. I like.

    Great band.
    NachoPunkon May 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentIt's originally a Guided by Voices song, not My Vitriol.
    MrRain422on May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthank you for correcting me MrRain422. i was never really sure...
    xpankfrisston May 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsounds like a good song, i like it
    honestyormysteryon May 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgo JIM go! Jim likes GBV :)
    ilovejimon June 05, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThey released in Japan on the Good to Go EP, I want to get it but since its an import i can't find it for less than $20 :(
    grahamn65on July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentshort is quality
    muuminon September 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat song but a little too short... JEW ROX!!!
    jimmyeatworld867on April 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentquantity is not quality!
    i like this version better, it's nicely done, very catchy, a great cover :)
    kmilongoon May 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's short because it was originally a Guided By Voices song. Guided by Voices have songs that last an average of 1:30 early in their career. Game of Pricks is one of the longer songs on the album it's on.
    ZEROpumpkinson January 20, 2009   Link

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