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lyrics at the end of The Game

Discussion in 'Words and Music' started by kaiserbeto, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. kaiserbeto

    kaiserbeto I've got a zappy little nappy

    After Roy says "please leave this world as clean as when you came" there's another verse underneath the final solo that's difficult to hear on the album; it's a little more clear in some live recordings but still hard to entirely make out ... here's what I'm able to make out:

    the only time you leaders need us is when ...
    we need you the way you ...
    not as far as ...

    And that's all I can make out. Anyone know what the lyrics to this verse is?
    Last edited: Jul 23, 2008
  2. pd

    pd Slightly Desperate Staff Member

    Welcome to stormcock!

    [The only time you leaders need us
    Is when you feed your ego
    We need you the way you lead us
    Like, not, as far as we know]

    This is taken from Roy's "The Passions Of Great Fortune" lyrics book.
  3. HarperPR

    HarperPR My destiny offers me up like a lamb

    On the HQ vinyl album inner sleeve didn't he write out the whole song, with little add-on comments, or is my ageing memory deceiving me?:blink: I still have it, but not looked at for a long time.
  4. Bob Jacobs

    Bob Jacobs Ride away in style

    Yes - he stated that "Please leave this world as clean as when you came" is one of the greatest closing lines of any song ever, if I remember correctly. Not one of Roy's more modest moments but quite justified!

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