Jeff Ashbaker
Play Your Own Game
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Play Your Own Game
©Jeffrey C. Ashbaker 11/2014

When I was young I knew the answers, they were black and they were white
Denial without acceptance, blends the darkness with the light
And, oh how I could argue, to be right when I was wrong
I've been there and I've done that, comes a time to move along

Mama would console me
But Daddy always told me
Play your own game
Yeah, play your own game
Don't spit back in the bottle, don't borrow what you need
Never wait until tomorrow, yesterday will make you weep
Life can be so easy, yeah, easier said than done
The wheel has come full circle, ending where it had begun

--Repeat Chorus--

You'll never change somebody, nobody changes you
Looking for perfection will leave you feeling blue
So Play your own game, live and let live
Open up your heart...give and forgive
--½ Verse Solo--
Now when I remember, it seems like common sense
But back when he first told me, I wondered what he really meant

--Repeat Chorus--
Lyric Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Music Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Producer Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Performance Credits: Jeff Ashbaker
Song Length: 3:30
Primary Genre: Folk-Americana
Secondary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Tempo / Feel: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: You, Yours
Mood 1: Diplomatic
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later