Black Jack Lyrics

The Hives


album: Track 8 in album Barely Legal
release date: 1997-9-22
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Garage Rock/Punk/Indie Rock
length: 2:46
recorded by: Pelle Gunnerfeldt
writer: Michael Mariconda, Mike Chandler, Mike Tchang

Cover Art

The Hives Barely Legal cover art
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Well I lost my shirt in vegas
Lost the woman I adored
I was just about to cash in my chips
When I heard the word of the lord
He told me something I remember to this day
He said everyday's a brand new day
You don't owe it anything
And with every roll of the game with the dice
Is a whole new game of chance
And now I know
Just one thing for sure
Way of life
Is one big gamble
It Can cut you

like a knife
Hit me just
Once more, jesus
With the black jack
game of lies

The blackjack game of lies

Got a roulette wheel that keeps spinning
With stacks I can't control
Well I bring on the whole jackpot
Well I win without my soul

But now I know i got one thing on my side
There ain't no telling what you've done
What I be throwin at you
but I got jesus on my side
And the glow in the dark statue

But now I tried enough
He says to me
He says

(Go back to that way of life part)

First verse repeated
Chorus repeated

Thanks to Paul for the correction


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Well, Well, Well
  • 2 a.k.a. I‐D‐I‐O‐T
  • 3 Here We Go Again
  • 4 I’m a Wicked One
  • 5 Automatic Schmuck
  • 6 King of Asskissing
  • 7 Hail Hail Spit n’ Drool
  • 8 Black Jack
  • 9 What’s That Spell?… Go to Hell!
  • 10 Theme From…
  • 11 Uptempo Venomous Poison
  • 12 Oh Lord! When? How?
  • 13 The Stomp
  • 14 Closed for the Season