Never Had a Chance

Never Had a Chance

LHCisco's picture

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Trying to get the dust off. First original song in months.

Lyrics: 

I mean to call you the other day
I meant to call you
But I thought of a reason not to
Came up with a reason not to
Maybe you didn’t want to hear from me

I was always good at excuses
Always got out of anything
But you always saw right through me
You always saw right through me
Who I was pretending to be

I was over my head even before the thought crossed my mind
Knowing damn well that this was the way it was all designed
Who was I to think that I could change the game
The game plays you it knows your name
You think you came here to dance
Boy you never even had a chance

Thought I’d just throw as Hail Mary
Should have prayed to her instead
But I had so much time to win
So much time to win
Still lost in the end

Can you see the desperation?
Can you hear the desperation?
In my voice in everything that I say
In ever choice that I make
So much time to win

I was over my head even before the thought crossed my mind
Knowing damn well that this was the way it was all designed
Who was I to think that I could change the game
The game plays you it knows your name
You think you came here to dance
Boy you never even had a chance



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good lyric well delivered with that bit of husky voice. nice one

Mari Flowerbalm's picture

Whaaa, is this some unholy delicious chillaxed fusion of Dylan & Cobain? You love to play with those bendy, Escher-directed progressions and it's effective as hell. Good one. Good lyric, a strong feel but a noted lack of context to keep the conflict just out of reach.

Cicpisces's picture

Nice original song. Felt the passion in the vocal. Great delivery. Catchy melody and sweet guitar playing. Yup had me singing along. Nice.

Kristi's picture

I enjoyed this. That vocal really delivers the emotion and straightforward honesty in the story. Great chorus: "You think you came here to dance/Boy you never even had a chance" strikes hard. I also enjoyed the guitar. Well-delivered and well-done song!

nancyrost's picture

I love the swing you bring to the vocal melody. Some great lyric lines, too - especially "thought of/came up with" repetitions, the game playing you, and Mary.

billwhite51's picture

i love the chris cornell touch you added a one point. it knocked the equilibrium out of the country folk setting. like taking the safety off.

Tim Fatchen's picture

"the game plays you" indeed. That's a serious chorus. I like the swing of this one, and the lyric is way too relatable! A good dusting off, good to get something original happening again.

gregjwere's picture

I love the way you use your voice with the cars, and your use of volume and pace to tell the story, nice piece.