STACKED DECK — LYRICS

Lyrics & Music By Rick Shaffer • ©2013 Tarock Music (BMI – CAE 240.80.04.0

  • I WON'T DENY

How you walk that fire

Is what will matter most

Dust off that failure

And take a double dose

Oh, these things I won't deny

I've walked those glided splinters, many times

Busting out that pity

Wipe those sins away

Throw down some gris gris

And dance the night away

Oh, these things I won't deny

I've walked those glided splinters, many times

I want to testify I ain't done nothing wrong

Just asked the questions

What the hell is going on

Come on lean on me

You turn that blind eye when there ain't no black or white

Pony up your rage, man it's shinning so bright

Time and time and time again

Now let the truth be told

There's a brother lying out there

Dead in the road

Oh, these things I won't deny

I've walked those glided splinters, many times

So you know I'll try, try again

It's how you walk this fire in the end

Come on lean on me, yeah

  • AIN'T EASY

It won't be easy

It ain't easy now

It won't be easy

It ain't easy now

I was saying, I was saying

And you know it’s true, oh yeah

You were saying, you were saying Baby

What I might loose

Tired of all this dying

And tired of all this crying over you

I'm a lost man

Living in a wilderness of pain

When that bill comes due

I pay the cost

And take the blame

Tired of all this dying

And I’m tired of all this crying over you

You know it won't be easy

It ain't easy now

You know it won't be easy

It ain't easy now

Shakin' that bush won't be easy

Shakin' that bush ain't easy now

Shakin’ that bush won’t be easy

Shakin’ that bush ain’t easy now

Come on, come on

Ain’t easy now

Come on, come

Ain’t easy now

  • SHAKE AND SHUDDER

I know it's a bad week

When you show up on Monday

Just like that hanged man

That got no reprieve on Sunday

Oh, it’s wake up time now

Skin it back and see

Shake and shudder down the road for me

I think I would mention it

Thinking ‘bout that lying time

Don't you put the man on me

I can't break this losing streak

Please, have a little sympathy

Oh, it’s wake up time now

Skin it back and see

Shake and shudder down the road for me

Thought I would mention it

Oh I just gotta say

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

He's a schemer a full time deceiver

Gonna put the twist on you

Half of what you're seeing

Ain’t none of what you're hearing baby

That's what you got to do

That’s what you got to do

Hard but fair that’s what they say

It’s a lesson you learn best

Those politics of sin my brother

Will put you to the test

Oh, it’s wake up time now

Skin it back and see

Shake and shudder down the road for me

I thought I would mention it

Baby will you listen now

You got to resist it

Please let me show you how

He's a schemer a fulltime deceiver

Gonna put that twist on you

Half of what you're seeing

None of what you're hearing baby

That's what you got to do

That's what you got to do

Baby, that’s what you got to do

You got to resist it

Don’t let them twist it

You got to resist it

  • FOUND MY LOVE

Found my love

Oh, just like in a mystery

She was working all night

She was living in misery

Well, I held that girl so tight

I never did want to let go

It was the best of times

The worst of times I've seen

Stand back baby you're finding out what you need

You don't need a reason now to believe

We've been talking all night

Talking about things we might done wrong

But they don't matter now

Those things have come and gone

And I'm not reaching out

Trying to find me anything

Because the things I love

Are living now in my dreams

Stand back baby you're finding out what you need

You don't need a reason now to believe

Time is changing

But it ain't put a claim on me

I’m breaking down

The way it's supposed to be

Is this the beginning

Beginning of the ending

The end of the beginning

Won't you help now, help me my friend

And don't let it pass you by

Cause it may never come again

And the choice you make

Might be your destiny

Oh, it might be your destiny

Stand back baby you're finding out what you need

You don't need a reason now to believe

Oh, I really need that girl

Oh, I really need that girl

  • TALKING ABOUT YOU

When I see you on the street

I'm gonna walk right up to you

And you might think I'm crazy

Oh baby that's what I got to do

I'm just rocking about

Baby I'm just talking about you

Just talking about you

I can see what's on your mind now

Baby talking all the time

Yes I see you're a sweet thing

Oh baby come on home with me

I'm just rocking about

Baby I'm just talking about you

Just talking about you

Well all right now

I'm just rockin' about

Baby I'm just talking about you

Just talking about you

Well this ain't no happy ending

Most things don't work out well

And I'd be lying or pretending

The difference gets so hard to tell

I'm just rocking about

Baby I'm just talking about you

Just talking about you

Just talking about you

She said yeah

Baby she said yeah

Well she said yeah

Baby she said yeah

Well all right now

  • REACTION

Oh yeah gimme some kind of reaction

And let me know now baby that you're still alive

A little sign, maybe some satisfaction

Could go a long way

To figuring this thing out

You upset me baby

I don't know what's worrying you

Send me out a message darling

So I know now what we got to do

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Get down

Oh baby please come out of your darkness

I got the cure now

For baby what's ailing you

Oh yeah, oh yeah

Gimmie some kind of reaction, baby

You know I'm talking to you

Gimmie some kind of reaction, baby

  • COOL TREATMENT

Here I sit and listen to this third degree

Hearing about those things that bother me

Cool kind of treatment is going down

Cool kind of treatment is going down

Sing it

Listen now baby to what I'm saying

Well I ain't dumb enough to baby be playing

You could pray to the Lord above if you want to

Oh if you want to

Cool kind of treatment is going round

Cool kind of treatment is coming down

I'm not telling you baby that you're wrong

All I know is that the weak kill the strong

Try all you want to reject them

While they’re burning down your house

You protect them

Cool kind of treatment is going round

Cool kind of treatment is coming down

And everybody's fine

  • PUSHING ME

Coming down on me

It's coming down on you

Here we go again

You mortgaged your own soul

Don't want to jump

I don't want to shoot no more

Losing everything now baby that I adore

That I adore

Say you just got off

Oh, that's Jeri's way

It keeps getting stranger

Here comes the judgment day

Don't want to jump

I don't want to shoot no more

Losing everything now baby that I adore

That I adore

Pushing it baby, way too hard

Pushing me baby this time you've gone to far

Why do you do me now

When you cross the divide

What will the faithful say

To swim in your desire

Oh, it’s the cruelest way

Don't want to jump

I don't want to shoot no more

Losing everything now baby that I adore

That I adore

Pushing me too hard

This time you've gone too far

You’re pushing me too hard

Oh, baby you’ve gone too far

Why do you do me like you do

  • WAIT AND SEE

How will I know when it's over

Don't want to cross that white line

And these days will surely kill you

Too many memories left behind

Nothings easy I can tell you

You beat your brains out while they sell you

You lose each day until it matters

Still hanging round must mean something

And you're telling me

And you're telling me

I'm wrong

And I'm telling you

And I'm telling you

Oh Baby, just get along, just get along

Oh, just you wait and see

Don't waste your time on pretending

Worrying about those useless things

One thing I found this world over

Life will leave you high and dry again

Oh, this life will leave you high and dry again

Oh, this life will leave you high and dry again

Oh, ain't no doubt about

You just wait and see

Oh, ain't no doubt about

Just you wait and see

A little bit closer, just a little bit closer

A little bit closer, just a little bit closer

  • TIME OR LOVE

No more doggin' or fooling around with you

Got to let it go

That's what I got to do

Don't want no foolish man

Always whispering in my ear

He tells me what I want

And he tells me all of my fear

Time or love is gonna get you

Time or love is gonna get you

Trouble ain't kind

And trouble ain't new

And the sun won't shine

In my backdoor all too soon

I wasn't looking for protection

And I sure wasn't looking for you

I will lay it all down on track four twenty two

Time or love is gonna get you

Time or love is gonna get you

It’s gonna get you, all right

Don't try and be sweet

Cause man you're a sucker in this town

And when you try and play it straight

Man they keep bringing you down

If all you got is regret

Well I guess you never tried

And when you ain't got the struggle

Man you just ain't alive

Time or love is gonna get you

Time or love is gonna get you

Is gonna get you

Is gonna get you

Is gonna get you right now