Ray Charles Game Number Nine Lyrics

True to Life Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Can See Clearly Now
  • 2 The Jealous Kind
  • 3 Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'
  • 4 How Long Has This Been Going On
  • 5 Be My Love
  • 6 Anonymous Love
  • 7 Heavenly Music
  • 8 Game Number Nine
  • 9 Let It Be

  • I said to my self late one night
    My line was gettin' rusty
    So I thought I'd try Game Number Nine
    'Cause it had always been my trusty...You see...

    Game Number Nine was the one where I'd smile
    And said some real clever things
    Like..."Where you been girl all of my life,
    Hey!...You ought to hear me sing"

    Now Game Number Nine had never failed me
    It was tried, tested and true
    And Game Number Nine was in action
    As I worked my game on you...Like this...

    Now girl I don’t mean no harm...But you know...
    You seemed kind of dumb at first
    And I thought a Nine just might be too strong
    You giggled and smiled and you didn't talk too much
    But I knew that wasn't gon' last too long

    You started asking me about my employment
    And did I have any traveling plans
    And where did I spend most of my nights
    'Cause you were lookin' for a full time man

    And there was so many things in life that you'd always wanted to do
    And of course a man with my intelligence it seemed to fit right nice with you

    Ah, you like that?

    Now girl, remember...
    Before to long you started askin' me about a pretty little ring you saw
    And I found myself downtown one day walking towards the jewelry store
    I said to the man "Hey!...I just want to look, 'cause I ain't ready to buy"
    And uh, just then you walked up behind me and you said
    "Can I please try it on for size?"

    Now it seemed like only yesterday
    That I worked Number Nine so sweet
    But it didn't turn out the way I planned it
    As I went down in defeat

    Oh I was scared...Oh, Oh

    Looka here...
    Now Nine had always been my best shot
    All my partners said it was tough
    They all knew about my Magic Nine
    But it was hard to copy my stuff

    Now maybe you can tell me honey
    Uh, just where Number Nine was weak
    Come on baby tell me, uh, before we go to sleep
    Now darling, I ain't lost a Game of Nine
    Since the year can remember when
    As I turned out the light you whispered to me...
    "I used a Number Ten"

    Yea you did, you know you did
    Ah hah, oh yea...


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