GABRIELLA CILMI | Awkward Game

LYRICS:

Oh what my luck
The game that I played
I'll duck for cover
When you call out my name
And oh la la la
Unravel your chain
'Cause I won't touch ya
Ya burning flame

You've seen all of me and I know
That all the riches come and go
There's something I need you to know

So, quit askin' me
No, no more
Can't you see
Tonight I won't fall

If you follow that same awkward game
There's nothing to gain you will find
Some day I'll explain it's a fact
I did it again yeah

When your heart skips a beat
Silence be afraid
You're loving the heat honey
I got the rest of time
And I feel oh so good
Like I should and I know
Time is frozen, bound and broken
Promises are cheap

So, quit askin' me
No, no more
Can't you see
Tonight I won't fall

If you follow that same awkward game
There's nothing to gain you will find
Some day I'll explain it's a fact
I did it again yeah

If you count all the stars
You'll find you'll lose all your sleep
So don't waste all your time
Pretending you can

Well I'm taking back all that you're stealin'
'Cause I don't need nothing you're dealin'
Sorry not sleeping I'm leaving
Memory coming back creeping

INFORMATION:
x appears on:
Lessons To Be Learned (2008)

x Written by Gabriella Cilmi, Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Shawn Lee & Tim Powell.
EMI Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappel, Xenomaniasongs.
Produced by Brian Higgins / Xenomania.
Mixed by Jeremy Wheatley for 365 Artists, assisted by Richard Edgeler.
Keyboards: Brian Higgins and Tim Powell.
Guitars: Nick Coler, Shawn Lee and Owen Parker.
Bass: Tim Powell.
Drums: Marc Parnell.
Programmed by Tim Powell & Brian Higgins.
(P) 2007 Universal Island Records Ltd. A Universal Music Company.

REVIEWS:
x A bluesy opening treads into 'Awkward Game' and again Cilmi sounds impassioned and in control of the song's development, subtle string arrangement mixed back and biting acoustic guitar easing through. Pete Sargeant

x My, this is actually quite a varied album. It moves from Winehouse style to blues to pop. I mean, 'Awkward Game' demonstrates a possible avenue for Winehouse herself, blues based changes which then move into an electro ballad and back again to acoustic and blues. Adrian Denning

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