Slip and Roll Lyrics

by Aimee Mann

You went from moonlighting
But you came out fighting
I saw you larger than life
Throwing your knife
Gone into deep hiding

But you were so charming
That it was disarming
I wondered what was behind
Having to find
An army that keeps arming

Oh, slip and roll, honey
Stick the jab, kid
Don't just trade punches
Like your father did
Cause this playing the odds
Isn't fooling the gods
So slip and roll 'til you're willing to take the hit

So we just keep hoping
Although the deck's sloping
You're thinking, Throw me a bone
Or leave me alone
To do what they call coping

Oh, slip and roll, honey
Stick the jab, kid
Don't just trade punches
Like your father did
Cause this playing the odds
Isn't fooling the gods
So slip and roll 'til you're willing to take the hit

And you can take it, take it, take it, take it
We've all seen that guy take it on the chin
Oh, take it, take it, I know you can take it
But when will you take something in

Oh, slip and roll, honey
Stick the jab, kid
Don't just trade punches
Like your father did
Cause this playing the odds
Isn't fooling the gods
So slip and roll 'til you're willing to take the hit

And you can take it, take it, take it, take it
We've all seen that guy take it on the chin
Oh, take it, take it, I know you can take it
But when will you take something in
When will you take something in