take it like a friend lyrics – creedence clearwater revival

if maybe you’d move over,
gave someone else a chance
to try their luck;
instead, you run up closer,
try’n to grab a page
before they close the book.

it was over ‘fore it started,
seemed so long when we began,
hope you take it like a friend.
it’s a shame to see you cryin’,
wouldn’t think to way back when,
looks like i’ll never hear the end.

thought you had the honor,
took special pride
in all your well-laid plans.
forgot about the others,
we moved out t’ward the light
showin’ empty hands.

it was over ‘fore it started,
seemed so long when we began,
hope you take it like a friend.
it’s a shame to see you cryin’,
wouldn’t think to way back when,
looks like i’ll never hear the end.

ah, put the boot down!
mm-hm!

love to be the winner,
gather up your chips
in time to cash ’em in.
we’re all lookin’ thinner,
playin’ cards too close
for either one to win.

it was over ‘fore it started,
seemed so long when we began,
hope you take it like a friend.
it’s a shame to see you cryin’,
wouldn’t think to way back when,
looks like i’ll never hear the end.

whoa, oh-oh-oh…
it’s a shame to see you cryin’,
wouldn’t think to way back when,
hope you take it like a friend.
yeah-eah-eah-eah-eah-eah…

/ creedence clearwater revival lyrics