A Most Dangerous Game

From the moment of my birth
To the gasping last of death
I play a most dangerous game
Though my soul can ride the wind
It's entangled in the world I'm in
Today.... a most dangerous game
I've got everything at stake
Riding on the chance I'll make the play
A most dangerous game
Fortune's wheel goes turning round
Cross my fingers, hope I've found the way
A most dangerous game

Oh, for the good life
Its ripeness calls to me
My time here grows shorter
I know I'll never see
An end to the struggle
It always seems the same
Perhaps that's just a call to
A most dangerous game

There are times I'd like to pause
Rest from all the rules and laws
And stop a most dangerous game
But a piper pipes a tune
And my feet are moving soon
To dance a most dangerous game
Stepping up and stepping back
Feint and thrust I must attack
Or lose a most dangerous game
Dancing lightly lest I fall
Jumping pit and climbing wall
Come play a most dangerous game

Oh, for the good life
Its fatness calls to me
Time has a meaning
That's locked in fantasy
with an end to the struggle
Souls wither and go lame
My life is just a dance to
A most dangerous game

And a piper pipes a tune
And my feet are moving soon
To dance a most dangerous game
Stepping lightly lest I fall
Jumping pit and climbing wall
Come play a most dangerous game

Come play a most dangerous game

1982 James and Melodee Ramey