you can’t win lyrics – the mighty mighty bosstones

this won’t be so hard to follow
you must replace your common sense
and then you won’t find it’s hard to swallow
its been based on real events
you can only hear what you want to hear
they’re wide awake and they’re well aware
that they made you a promise that they won’t keep
they’re wide awake they can’t afford to go to sleep
with no remorse or self respect
the course of course is the least direct
they choose to confuse a resource they’ll use
well if they don’t win they still won’t lose
a red cent or one thin dime
been banking yours and been banking mine
they say this is the way that its always been
they may let you in but they’ll never let you win
no way, no how, no
you can’t win, no you’ll never win
no how, no way, they
might let you in, but they’ll never let you win
they’ll never let you win
what now please a word here to the wise
you’ll need to read between the lines
you’ve got to dot your t’s and cross your eyes
cross your fingers when the print is fine
what you’ve got to do is stay one step ahead
they’re wide awake while you’re still in bed
they count the money while you count the sheep
they’re wide awake they can’t afford to go to sleep
(no way! no way, no how, no
you can’t win, no you’ll never win
no how, no way, they
might let you in, but they’ll never let you win
they’ll never let you win [x2])

(no way, no how, no
you can’t win, no you’ll never win
no how, no way, they
might let you in, but they’ll never let you win
they’ll never let you win [x2])
might let you in, but they’ll never let you win [x4]

/ the mighty mighty bosstones lyrics