The Mighty Mighty Bosstones:You Can't Win

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“You Can't Win”
Artist: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Albums: A Jackknife To A Swan (2002)
Composers: Barrett/Katz
Lyricists: Dicky Barrett


This won't be so hard to follow
You must replace your common sense
And then you won't find it's hard to swallow
It's been based on real events

You can only hear what you wanna hear
They're wide awake and they're well aware
That they made you a promise that they won't keep
They're wide awake they can't afford to go to sleep now

With no remorse or self respect
The course of course is the least direct
They choose to confuse, a resource they'll use
Well, if they can't win they still won't lose

A red cent or one thin dime
Been banking yours and been banking mine
They say this is the way that it's always been, babe
They may let you in, but they'll never let you win

No way, no how, no
You can't win, no, you'll never win
No how, no way, they
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win

They'll never let you win

What, now please a word here to the wise
You'll need to read between the lines
You've got to dot your t's and cross your eyes
Cross your fingers when the print is fine

What you've got to do is stay one step ahead
They're wide awake while you're still in bed
They count the money while you count the sheep
They're wide awake they can't afford to go to sleep
No way!

No way, no how, no
You can't win, no, you'll never win
No how, no way, they
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win

No way, no how, no
You can't win, no, you'll never win
No how, no way, they
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win

No way, no how, no
You can't win, no, you'll never win
No how, no way, they
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win

No way, no how, no
You can't win, no, you'll never win
No how, no way, they
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win

Might let you in, but they'll never let you win
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win
Might let you in, but they'll never let you win