Small stakes
Give you the blues
But you don't feel taken
Don't think you've been used

'Cause it's alright Friday night to Sunday
It feels alright keeps your mind on the page

Oh yeah small stakes ensure you the minimum blues
But you don't feel taken and you don't feel abused
Small stakes tell you that there's nothing can do
Can't think big, can't think past one or two and alright!
Yeah alright!

Me and my friends
Sell ourselves
Short but feel
Very well

We feel fine
Aw we feel fine

And small time danger in your midsize car
I don't dig the stripes but I'll go for har mar
The big innovation on the minimum wage
Is lines up your nose but your life on the page so c'mon
Tell me I'm wrong

Small stakes
Will kill me
When you're stuck
In back of the line

It feels alright Friday night to Sunday
Aw it feels alright keeps your mind on the page

And small stakes bring you where you're caught in a rut
You feel so uptight you just want to throw it all up
And small stakes leave you with the minimum blues
Can't think big, can't think past one or two so c'mon

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"Small Stakes" as written by Daniel Britt


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  • +2
    General CommentThis song clearly has nothing to do with drugs - it's about settling for mediocrity and not chasing your dreams. So often we take the easy option as it ensures us the "minimum blues", despite the fact that we feel much less fulfilled in the long run. We feel powerless to change our situation and we're so short-sighted that we can't think past 1 or 2pm.

    And why do we put up with this state of affairs? Because for two days of the week we can do what we like - "Cos it's alright Friday night to Sunday".
    steve7924on January 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Spoon

    I love The Stripes

    I Hate Har Mar
    pmo1983on January 03, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnobody's risky enough with chasing their dreams in life!!!
    iagoAdmireron June 03, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat's up with the Har Mar Superstar (and White Stripes?) references?
    sam samsonon February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin small stakes. and those are definitely references. spoon references stuff in their other songs too, like the way we get by.
    subterranean_summeron January 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's middleman blues but I could be wrong... I don't have the cd :|
    fgevilmonkeyon May 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I've got this one figured out. I think its about drugs, specifically cocaine.

    the friday to sunday thing is how its only okay during the weekend. everything else seems pretty self explanatory
    marsvolta43on October 04, 2007   Link

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