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(lead vocal - chris rainbow)

There are unsmiling faces and bright plastic chains
And a wheel in perpetual motion
And they follow the races and pay out the gains
With no show of outward emotion

And they think it will make their lives easier
For god knows up till now it's been hard
But the game never ends when your whole world depends
On the turn of a friendly card
No the game never ends when your whole world depends
On the turn of a friendly card

There's a sign in the desert that lies to the west
Where you can't tell the night from the sunrise
And not all's the king's horse and all the king's men
Have prevented the fall of the unwise

For they think it will make their lives easier
And god knows it's been hard
But the game never ends when your whole world depends
On the turn of a friendly card
No the game never ends when your whole world depends
On the turn of a friendly card

But a pilgrim must follow in search of a shrine
As he enters inside the cathedral...



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    UnregisteredMay 12, 2012 at 3:07 pm
    Its all about gambling and casinos, and those people who try to improve their lot in life with a big win. But seldom do they get that lucky break (i.e. The unwise). There is a hope for that lucky break, referenced by a 'friendly card'.
    The sign in the desert = refers to las vegas.
    Wheel in perpetual motion = roulette wheel.
    The toafc album was compiled and produced by alan and eric in monte carlo, an obvious place for inspiration for gambling.
    Saludos.

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