Who Sang I've Tried Subtlety? Game Theory

Game Theory The Big Shot Chronicles cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock/Indie Rock/Pop Rock
length: 4:32
producer: Mitch Easter
lead vocals: Scott Miller
mixer: Mitch Easter and Scott Miller
engineer: Mitch Easter
bass: Suzi Ziegler
guitar: Scott Miller
keyboard: Shelley LaFreniere
drums (drum set): Gil Ray

All the kids from 916 came down
And were misdirected trying to find the grounds
The Regency Hotel
Prom royals eyeing adult-life means to excel
Down into the city-planning flats
Near Victoria Park a block they gathered at
Old masters on the door
Re-styled to stand for some political reform
Under-civilized time, older-sibling-ized crime
And my car got stripped to the frame
And well it feels about the same
Lots of distance gone in vain
And darlings this one is for you
I've tried subtlety before but I will not anymore
For some looking down surveillance vans
M.I.T. grad alley cats with time on their hands
Oh sergeant, I'm sorry
In my line of work they don't teach no courtesy
Gifted children link your arms in rhyme
Better make this world while still it gives you time
Oh will you look so vain
Left to the purging jets like garbage in the rain
Wish I could with someone what I do alone
Should I just stay at home?
Should I just make the whole thing up as I go?
But what do I really know?
Lots of quickness now turned slow
And darlings this one is for you
I've tried subtlety before but I will not anymore

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Here It Is Tomorrow
  • 2 Where You Going Northern
  • 3 I've Tried Subtlety
  • 4 Erica's Word
  • 5 Make Any Vows
  • 6 Regenisraen
  • 7 Crash Into June
  • 8 Book of Millionaires
  • 9 The Only Lesson Learned
  • 10 Too Closely
  • 11 Never Mind
  • 12 Like a Girl Jesus

  • Release information
    label: Enigma Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 018777321013
    script: Latin