Did I wait too long
It made me somber, wondering onward
Stronger, on and on
But I'm still awake
You haven't killed me
I am willing to persevere another day

[Chorus: 2X]
You can run away
But you can't escape
All these wicked games

[Repeat: 2X]
You're impossible like ignoring the habit of breathing
I'm expendable to you completed then superseded

I insist it ends
My circumstances, burned my chances
The answers want it that way
But I'm still awake
I have opponents
I've got moments to own that know my way

[Chorus: 2X]

But it still exists and it's still there
You can't escape these wicked games

Go through your pain and struggle but maintain the knowing
Of what'll come to you showing, it's all right
There's plenty around to drown you
Pronounciate found to all that surround you

Give them all flight
Running away is a stain
In the mud a brain stem with a plug
When you get there you don't know why you came

You end up going where your knowing
Is showing in different form
But inside you feel the same
There's always someone else to blame

Now this was a long, long time ago
When music was loved on the radio
Before my birth, I'm not that old
Bands didn't have to pay the radio to be sold

I'm told, it was quite a day
To have a station have a dj
Not have a play list of what he'd play
Or a PD wanting it their way

Just a love for tunes and comparison
Now we just compare embarrassment
It's such a scare this carelessness
It's not awareness, it's harassment

Cherish this choice that we have
Not to listen if it gets bad
Not to listen if it's add
Don't have to bitch and kick and get sad

That it takes ten days of supervision
For you to find a good song to listen
I got mine new to tradition
Let's just break this new tradition

Play the game, play the game
Place your blame on a taste of fame
Play the same way, a faceless name would play the game
Play the game

Lyrics submitted by DuTcHoVeN

Wicked Games Lyrics as written by Benjamin Melan Collins Barry Louis Collins

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentTo me this song is about a guy who was having "wicked games" being played with him and he is talking about how he is hurt but still going.
    volkovon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWell put, hes saying how he's been hurt but at the end of the day you're just going to have to get over it.
    ConnaGon February 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's basically saying that you can't run away from your problems, you've got to face them head on.

    "Running away is a stain in the mud"
    Leneschoon December 18, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationWell this song is pretty straight forward I thought, but still has great meaning.

    They use the metaphor of games to describe how everything that we do or go about things. Though truly it isn't a metaphor because the definition of a game is "anything resembling a game, as in requiring skill, endurance, or adherence to rules."

    More specifically they are using this definition: "to act in an evasive, deceitful, manipulative, or trifling manner in dealing with others."

    His first verse goes on to show the needlessness of games if people were open and open-minded with other. But the rest explains how it seems impossible when everyone is creating more defenses for others manipulation and greedy tactics while doing the same so that it creates an endless loop.
    DayVidon February 27, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds like the 'Wicked Games' that life can play on you. Sure you can run away from the problems life throws at you, but no matter what, 'you can't escape all these wicked games'.

    My favourite line from this song is 'I've got moments to own that know my way'. Let that one sink in. Every moment or opponent you conquer, or even run away from, are part of a predefined direction. The opponent isn't necessarily another person, but whatever hardship life has placed in front of you.

    I could go on for paragraphs explaining my thoughts on this song, but at the end of day it's easy to sum up quickly. This song covers most aspects of life and how it doesn't really matter how you tackle them; as life is full of wicked games.
    ANimperfectionon September 23, 2014   Link

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