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lyrics

I have given, I have given
Gambled all that could be gambled
Hoping my last hand would pay for
What you took from me
I clench my fist inside my pocket
Looking down on the pot
I’m struggling with the landing
You have taken me down

Now I’m walking
In the morning
No more money in my hand
I am hiding from the shame
I’ve lost my guns without a fight
I had told my girl last night
That I’d left the room for good
Foolish talks and foolish vows
There’s no such fold for a gamblin’ man

Fearless and regardless
Of what may come my way
I have chosen my religion
I have sealed a pact with luck
Now there’s no one
Who can stop me
I will live the life I want
Leaving fortune for the tellers
And my white chips for the blinds

’Cause I’ll be living
I’ll be all in
I’ll be right here at this table
Shaking hands with the devil
I’ll be staring at your soul
I’ve become a block of stone
You will never read my mind
I am living in a quarry
Living like a gamblin’ man
Gamblin’ man

I wonder ’bout my girl
Wonder if she’s still around
I remember when she told me
We would flee but I could not let go
I don’t know if I’m right
Or if I’ll ever reach the end
For what I won I’ve lost again
I’m so sorry but I can’t let go
No, I won’t let go
I’m a gamblin’ man
Gamblin’ man

Now I’ve passed so many draws
But kept believing in my gut
Betting more than what I own
I dug my grave and lost my luck
It takes one foolish bet
To kick you off your throne
And when you’re bluffing for the kill
You better stand up like a man

I have given, hell, I’ve given
Gambled all that could be gambled
I’m still waiting for the closure
But my money’s all gone
I’ll get it for tomorrow
I’ll get it for the honour
’Cause once you taste that fucking rush
You’ll give it all to be a gamblin’ man

Gamblin’ man…

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from Inland Desire, released March 11, 2016

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Mentana Montréal, Québec

Mentana :
Robin Joel Cool, Viviane Audet, Pablo Seib, Yannick Parent & Jonathan Fournier.

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