"Complicated Game" as written by and Andy Partridge....
I ask myself, "should I put my finger to the left?"
No
I ask myself, "should I put my finger to the right?"
No
Does it really matter where I put my finger?
Someone else will come along and move it
And it's always been the same
It's just a complicated game
It's just a complicated game

A little girl asked me should she part her hair upon the left, uh-uh-uh-oh
A little girl asked me should she part her hair upon the right, no
I said it really doesn't matter where you part your hair
For someone else will come along and move it
And it's always been the same
It's just a complicated game
It's just a complicated game

A little boy asked me should he put his vote upon the left?
A little boy asked me should he put his vote upon the right?
I say it really doesn't matter where you put your vote
'Cause someone else will come along and move it
And it's always been the same
It's just a complicated game
Oh, it's just a complicated game

They wanted Tom
They wanted Joe
To dress 'em up and stick 'em out on show
They were only arrows in a very bad aim
It's just a complicated game

God asked me should he ought to put his world on the left, no
God asked me should he oughta put his world on the right, no
I said it doesn't really matter where you put your world
Someone will come along and move it
And it's always been the same
It's just a complicated game
It's just a complicated game
It's just a complicated game
Just a complicated game
It's just a complicated game


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"Complicated Game" as written by A. Partridge

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  • +2
    General CommentMaybe I'm interpreting the lyrics wrong but the song seems to be about no matter what someone does someone else behind the scenes will go and change it.

    I guess one could say this song is about shadow governments and such. Or maybe lack of respect for people's individual freedoms?
    modestmauson May 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI asked myself, should I put a comment on this thread? No, I thought, it doesn't really matter if I put a comment. Someone else will come along and say it. It's always been the same; it's just a complicated game.
    tommythecat42on April 24, 2015   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMaybe, but this song is amazing no matter what!
    Stevenpon May 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentagreed.
    mscatamaranon August 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYou could read all sorts of things into this song, but I just love the visceral, menacing quality from the hushed, whispering beginning to its manic, growling finish. Classic XTC, I’ve loved them since I first heard them in 1979.
    EvanSellerson August 19, 2019   Link

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