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You Can’t Win

you-cant-win

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  • Taken from: The Wiz Soundtrack
  • Catalogued in: Other Releases
  • UK release date: January 11, 1979
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Lyrics

You can’t win
You can’t break even
And you can’t get out of the game
People keep sayin’
Things are gonna change
But they look just like
You’re stayin’ the same

You get in
way over your head
And you only got yourself to blame

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You can’t win Child
(You can’t win Child)
You can’t break even
And you can’t get out of the game

You can’t win
The world keeps movin’
And you’re standin’ far behind
People keep sayin’
Things’ll get better
(Just to ease your state of mind)
(So you lean back, and you smoke that smoke)
(And you drink your glass of wine)
So you can’t win, Child
You can’t break even
And you can’t get out of the game

You can’t win, you can’t win no way
If your story stays the same
(You ain’t winnin’),
No, no,
(But it’s nice to see you)
(I’m awfully glad you came)
(Better cool it ’cause
It ain’t about losin’)
And the world has got no shame
You can’t win, Child
You can’t break even
You can’t get out of the game

You can’t win
You can’t break even
Ain’t the way it’s supposed to be
(You’ll be spendin’),
No, no
(Your little bit of money)
While someone else rides for free
(Learn your lesson), ooh,
(Refuel your mind)
(Before some turkey blows out your flame)

You can’t win, Child. No!
You can’t win
You can’t win, Child. No!
You can’t win
You can’t win, Child. No!
You can’t win
You can’t win, Child. No!
You can’t win

You can’t win, Child
You can’t break even
And you can’t get out of the game
You can’t get out of the game
You can’t get out (wooh!) of the game
No, no…

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