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The Kid Stays In The Picture

No looking over your shoulder

All that's 'so' yesterday

I'm not trying to be unkind

but I simply dont have the time

to play those game some people gotta play

I got a part here for you

you could have written it yourself

your trailers already on the lot.

This aint your first rodeo

but you learn a thing or two

every time you go around the block

and you can hear them say

the kid stays in the picture

the kid still knows the score

and all the things

that he thought that he wanted

well he dont really want'em

anymore

 

To the casual observer

it might come as a surprise

when you dont play the part as written

but it seems that you've been getting

kind of wise

of late

you're not shy once you've been bitten

 

Looking like a fool while you're standing there

standing there a pickin' and a grinnin'

All the while she's not smiling at you

she's smiling at the scene and you're in it

 

and you can hear them say

the kid stays in the picture

the kid still knows the score

and all the things

that he thought that he wanted

well he dont really want'em

 

(SOLO)

Been so good to have you with us

you know we're all professionals here

Kiss Kiss

Mwah Mwah

We don't pay you to play

we pay for you to disappear

 

and you can hear them say

the kid stays in the picture

the kid still knows the score

and all the things

that he thought that he wanted

well he dont really want'em

 

the kid stays in the picture

he's seen this one before

and though he no longer cries

for the ending

he still sticks around

for the applause.

 

(c) 2020 Barry/Coggins