House Of Cards lyrics

Music by elton john
Lyrics by bernie taupin
Released as a uk b-side in may, 1975

I hear tell some playboy has kidnapped your heart
With his plane and his plans for games after dark
Just a pain in his pocket, and the price of a room
Where the second hand sheets smell of stale perfume

If theres sharks in the water, dont swim where its deep
For the taste of success can be bitter and sweet
It could be alright that I act like a child
But youll be the loser when the jokers run wild

Youre just playing the game, but the stakes are too high
What will you do when the chips start to fly
When the decks stacked against you, and the living gets hard
Oh its four walls of madness in this house of cards

Common you call me, but I know theres time
In a handful of diamonds, a hearts hard to find
And your house of cards starts weighing you down
Your nights become restless when the clubs start to pound

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