ACES, DRINKS AND SPADES – Vincent Edward Manda
What was I drinking,
When I made you go away?
What was I thinking,
When I bluffed and lost the game?
I must have been breathing in some strange mind altering substance
That helped me make such a crazy judgement
On that strange and fateful day.
It must have been from a bad bottle
The substance which throttled my mind
And talked me into playing
All the bad cards;
Leaving the right ones behind.
But dear lover,
You know what Lemmy says:
‘You know I’m going to lose,
Gambling is for fools, but that’s the way I like it baby I don’t wanna live forever’
I drank and I lost
And I did it all knowing the cost.
Always doubling up,
Always looking for that thrill of living.
But sometimes I wonder
What was I drinking
And what the hell was I thinking?
Why did I force you to get going?
On that very strange day.
At other times I wonder,
If I’d drunk some more;
On that fateful day,
Would I have passed out and avoided it all?