The Grinder's Tale

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about

A grinder is someone who tries to make the same amount of money that an average working man does by playing cards, rather than by working at McDonald's. You pay your bills.

UPDATE: "The Grinder's Tale" is now downloadable content in Rock Band for Xbox 360! www.rockband.com/songs/UGC_5008311

Video proof:
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With this hand, I’ve posted blinds a hundred thousand times.
Yeah, been ‘bout that many rounds.
After a while, don’t feel as much
The ups and downs.
Stack’s high, my heart don’t pound.
Stack’s down, I don’t pout.
And all these squares sit down.
Think they can draw me out?
They believe
That it matters what they do.
But, for all their superstitions,
Each card remains one in fifty-two.

Yeah, well, they come and go.
Funny, how they can’t even see
That what they believe
Is not the same as what they know.

Sometimes wonder, though I know
This is no place you’d visit.
Think maybe soon I’ll just run into you.
Well, that’s not so bright. Now, is it?
I do well, and you should see.
Checks dance so erratic, somehow still settle with me.
I believe
That there was another track.
But that train’s pulled away now,
And I got nothing now. Nothing for to drag that back.

Yeah, and I’ve had my go.
Funny, when you can’t even see
That what you believe
Is not the same as what you know.

I take my hit, but I keep grinding on.

GRINDER: “Make it two.”
DEALER: “Two bets.”
GRINDER: “Nah, I know you don’t have it. Lay down, kid.”

credits

from Stay Awake, released March 17, 2010
words by Brian Rose, music by Tyler Currier, Nelson Pavlosky and Brian Rose
Tom Suhey provided the voice of the dealer, which means he got to say exactly two words on this album ;-)

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Wrong Side of Dawn Highland Park, New Jersey

New Jersey-based songwriting duo Nelson Pavlosky and Brian Rose carefully craft complex songs in the classic rock tradition with an alternative vibe. If you smashed The Who into The Goo Goo Dolls, you might get Wrong Side of Dawn. Or you might get a fistfight between Johnny Rzeznik and Roger Daltrey. Either way you can't lose! ... more

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