Play The Joker

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I knew an old man
Back when I was four
I would go and visit
He lived right next door
He told me he’d teach me
Something he knew
There’s only one option
When life goes all in on you

You gotta play the joker
You gotta play the joker
When you just wanna choke ‘em
Only one way to smoke ‘em
Play the joker

Well I made through high school
GPA 1.4
But that don’t matter
Don’t need that no more
Cause I got my baby,
And I got my car
Rollin’ down that highway
Thought we’d go far

Oh, we were playin' the joker
Yeah, playin' the joker
We went all in
We were ready to win
Playin' the joker

Well I ran out of money
And I ran out of time
I was loosin' the rhythm
And I couldn’t find no rhyme
So I hitched cross country
Where I met another man
Who had two other buddies
So we started a band

Oh, we were playin’ the joker
Yes, playin’ the joker
An impossible hop,
But we reached the top
Playin’ the joker

So when the odds are against you
And you don’t know what to do
Take a sec and remember
What I told you
You gotta laugh like a joker


from Ballad Of The Rider, released March 3, 2013
Written by Pretty Odd
Produced by Pretty Odd and Matt Brechbiel



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Pretty Odd Raleigh, North Carolina

Two friends, Wesley Hitson and Pierce Clawson, had a dream of forming a rockin' band in the midst of the pop dominated music scene when they were just starting high school. The two spent two years putting together talented musicians to create a revival of the old ways of music. In doing this, they found Louis Montgomery, and the twin sisters Willow and Savannah Patten and formed Pretty Odd. ... more

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