toggle menu

Allan Taylor - Win or Lose



There's a bar in Brussels and it looks the same
As a bar in Paris with a different name
It reminds me of a bar in Amsterdam
And they all look the same

There's always a Joe behind the bar
Who'll take your money and pass the jar
He's no great friend but it's better by far
Than drinking on your own

And the joker who plays at being everybody's friend
Says he knew you sometime way back when
So you buy him a drink and he'll try it again
And you'll see him every night

And way back in the corner there's a lonely guy
Says he's dying for sure, he's living a lie
Maybe tomorrow he'll give it another try
But he's got to make it through the night

Win or lose what's it matter to you
Everybody's doing what they have to do
Like it or not you're part of it too
You're a long way from home

And the lady who stops and gives you a smile
Says she likes your music, says she likes your style
Maybe she'll let you stop and stay awhile
Pass the night away
But there's always a morning after the night
When your eyes won't open and your throat is tight
When everything's wrong and nothing's right
And you don't know what to say

Win or lose what's it matter to you
Everybody's doing what they have to do
Like it or not you're part of it too
And you're a long way from home

Win or lose what's it matter to you
Everybody's doing what they have to do
Like it or not you're part of it too
And you're a long way from home