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Song Parodies -> "Pokerman"

Original Song Title:


Original Performer:

Bob Dylan

Parody Song Title:


Parody Written by:

Leo Keough

The Lyrics

Sitting at the table shuffling your chips
While the eyes of the dealer with the hourglass hips are glowing
Renegade foes fading into the mists
You were born with an ace in each of your fists while a tournament was going
Vegas, just another party for you
But with the prize so far off, what good would it do?

[Chorus] Pokerman dance on the table of felt
Dreams all riding on the hand that is dealt
Oh, oh , oh, oh, oh, oh, Pokerman

So swiftly the odds take a turn for the worse
You tense up and issue a curse to no one
Double runner runner is all you can hope
You stifle a tell and pray to the Pope they'll be showin'
Holding back one more shiver of fright
Falling one step further behind the fate of the night


You're a man of composure, you can bluff with the best
You're always well-dressed and a grand tipper
You've played Macao and Monaco
But what do you care? Ain't no one you know could ever hope to be hipper
Friend to the showgirls, friend to the women of scorn
Friend to the whale attendants who wish they'd never been born


You're the master of deception, you can give 'em the slip
But the laws of the jungle and the Strip are your only teachers
In the heat of the battle when your rivals get bold
They're eyes go cold, but you decipher their features
Raking in treasure that you never deserved
Leaving one more opponent completely unnerved


Well, you just got dealt a king and an ace
A wave of confusion runs over your face, and you're really sweating
The big blind player now is staring you down
You could be Houston-bound if you match what he's betting
Decisions, wrestling with the demons within
Should you go all-in or put the monkey on him?


It's a shadowy world, your stack is slipping away
You've got one more chance to play, the odds, they couldn't be slimmer
All the chips are down and your life's on the line
It's your one last chance to shine, and, oh, it couldn't be grimmer
Oh, Pokerman, flopping down the river of doubt
Oh, Pokerman, you've got only one out


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UnKnownVotress - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
I hear that oBama is quite a poker player . . .

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