Oh, I guess I knew it would happen eventually
But I was not prepared for the word
No, I was not prepared for the word
No, they didn't give me no warning 'fore they told me the news
And I could not believe what I heard
No, I could not believe what I heard

Hey, well, it started to hit me later on in the night
I reacted by blowing my stack
I reacted by blowing my stack
Oh, feeling cheated and taunted and mad at the whole world at large
As I pissed on a black Cadillac
As I pissed on a black Cadillac

House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?

Oh, thousands of people gathered outside of his gate
Some came to sell souvenirs
Some came to sell souvenirs
Yes, souvenirs of the hillbilly singer who conquered the world
Now dead after forty-two years
Dead after forty-two years

House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?

Yes, and then came the stories all pushin' their way through the press
Stories of madness and pain
Stories of madness and pain
Oh, they'll do what they can to ravage, exploit, and destroy
His glory, his fame, and his name
His glory, his fame, and his name

House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?

Oh, the King undisputed, reclusive and high on a throne
The symbol and saint; he was youth
Oh, the symbol and saint; he was youth
Yes, and now that he's dead, and he's laid in his great, marble tomb
We're all left with a whole lotta truth
We're all left with a whole lotta truth

Oh, I guess a lotta sad people grew up on that hot, summer day
One more big dream swept away
One more big dream swept away
Yes, he's gone, and he's free, but, still, all of his music remains
I don't know what more I can say
And I don't know what more I can say except...

House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards (and) don't it make ya wonder?
House of cards, (oh), don't it make ya wonder?
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House Of Cards Lyrics

Steve Forbert – House Of Cards Lyrics

Songwriters: STEVE FORBERT
House Of Cards lyrics © DEMI MUSIC CORP. D/B/A LICHELLE MUSIC COMPANY

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