House Of Cards (Elton John)

Music by Elton John Lyrics by Bernie Taupin I hear tell some playboy has kidnapped your heart With his plane and his plans for games after dark Just a pain in his pocket, and the price of a room Where the second hand sheets smell of stale perfume If there's sharks in the water, don't swim where it's deep For the taste of success can be bitter and sweet It could be alright that I act like a child But you'll be the loser when the jokers run wild You're just playing the game, but the stakes are too high What will you do when the chips start to fly When the deck's stacked against you, and the living gets hard Oh it's four walls of madness in this house of cards Common you call me, but I know there's time In a handful of diamonds, a heart's hard to find And your house of cards starts weighing you down Your nights become restless when the clubs start to pound