Well my old friend said to me
That I ain't being what I'm supposed to be
Well I don't know it could be true
I know I wasn't always there for you

And now you're ready to walk out
You're ready to run
Talk to me can't you see
I would never want to do what it
Seems I've done
You can't deal me the aces and think I
Wouldn't play

Don't let this be the reason you would
Walk away
The things you think I should do
I've never understood that part of you
You know I've tried to be a friend
But you feel underminded and hurt again

Now don't let it convince you
Please don't take it to heart
Compromise and realize
You can never really run everything
You start
You can't deal me the aces and think I
Wouldn't play
Don't let this be the reason you would
Walk away

And I guess I said I couldn't see
How thing's could turn out like they've
Come to be
And if I lied and if I knew
Well I was only trying to think of you

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"Aces" as written by Davy Vain

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    Song MeaningThis is according to Bill Pringle, operator of the website for the song's writer (Cheryl Wheeler - cherylwheeler.com):

    I asked Cheryl about the history of this song. Her reply went something like this: The song is about three people: persons A, B, C. It starts with persons A & B. Person A introduces person B to person C. Persons B & C go off into the sunset.

    Later, Cheryl added the fact that A & B were former lovers, and that C was a former lover of A. The singer is Person B, who A introduced to C, and then B & C became a couple. Person B is singing to Person A, who complains that they became a couple. Hence the line "You can't deal me the aces and think I wouldn't play"

    When Cheryl wrote this song, it had two different choruses (which is how it appears on Live and Otherwise). When she recorded it for the Circles & Arrows album, the second chorus was dropped because Kyle Lehning, the producer, thought it was too confusing. Cheryl has sung it the new way so many times that she said she probably couldn't do it the original way.

    The first time the chorus was sung, it was as it appears in the lyrics. The second time the chorus was sung, it appears as in the lyrics (starting with "Now don't let it convince you"), but the last two lines are:

    We tried from the beginning, so I can't believe the end
    Don't let me hear you sayin' I am not your friend
    BigDubbleUon March 18, 2014   Link

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