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  1. The Ball Bounces

From the album 600

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Lyrics

THE BALL BOUNCES - HOOKiE

I used to be a king in a land far away
I was tall and proud until my hair went gray
Then the people said “King, you’re washed up, all done for”
Tomorrow we’re coming with poison and a king you’ll be no more
No more, this is our custom

So I grabbed me a concubine, quick came up with a plan
Said I wasn’t quite ready to die - she had to understand
We switched the poison, we played it out, faked my death
And the people didn’t know no better when the mirror showed no breath
Nobody to blame, blame, blame
I played them like a game, game, game
I took another name, name, name, name
But I might speak in old clichés…
Hey, hey, hey, that’s the way
The ball bounces

So they buried my cold, stiff body just 2 ft down
Where I lay in a temporary coma ‘til she dug me out
She slapped, shook me, said I better head due west
And I ran like a poor young man - not a king laid to rest
Nobody to blame, blame, blame
I played them like a game, game, game
I took another name, name, name, name
But I might speak in old clichés…
Hey, hey, hey, that’s the way
The ball bounces
My momma told me, be true to your self
My momma said… Hey, hey, hey, that’s the way the ball bounces