The Cross Movement Album: Higher Definition Track: Card Shark
Card Shark Lyrics
Written by: Brady Goodwin
Verse 1 Listen man, what you listenin' to? Pick a hand, any hand will do Then pick a card and listen hard and tell me which is God and which is not First up you got the Jack of spades Now this cat is like a jack of trades He'll fascinate you with his accolades and fabricate about the cash he's made Juggles stories like a balancing act No job - a brotha's too talented for that Gives just to get Watch his gimmicks and tricks 'cause Jack be nimble and Jack be quick Not just to jump a candle stick, but in a jumpin' jack flash Jack will run a scandal quick No friends - even his fams holds back and every time he shows up they're like "Hit the road, Jack!"
Now put him back in the deck Let me shuffle it Now cut the deck, let's see what you get Make sure the crowd has seen what it was Right now we're dealin' with the Queen of Clubs Steppin' out dressed to kill The name of the game is sex appeal She knows if she can get 'em to look long and hard enough well then the brotha' is hooked And once he's hooked then how much will he bend? The goal is to try find out how much will he spend It's not just that she needs more in her purse She's really just try'n to find out how much is she worth So every look, every glance means something I mean, if they want her that must mean she's something How else will she ever know? So every time they open up the club then she's just got to go
You're probably wonderin' "What's this shiny thing?" This card here is for the Diamond King He's the one with all the shine and bling From rims to brims he rocks the finer things You can always see him step on the block He's got to show off and show all of the stuff that he's got It's needless how he teases the kids The kids think they have to bling like the Diamond King did And he says he's been "blessed" with his wealth But not to help others he just blesses his self Burns through money like fire through wood And only earns more money to acquire more goods He sits back as he looks at his rack of clothes hats and sneakers and jackets that match Chains and all his shiny things from the store And somehow it's not enough and so he's searching for more
Bridge Alright folks, this is the part of the show where you can leave now and grab a parting gift at the door for participating, but these cards came in a party of four And the last card hasn't been played it's only partially showin'
The last card hasn't been played it's only partially showin' (Ohhhh) The last card hasn't been played it's only partially showin' (Yoooo) The last card hasn't been played it's only partially showin' (Noooo) The last card hasn't been played it's only partially showin'
Verse 2 Listen man, what'chu listenin' to? Pick a hand, any hand will do Then pick a card and listen hard and tell me which is God and which is not You shouldn't have to look to far to guess that the next card would be the King of hearts He's the one they look to to put things back together after things fall apart He's a specialist - especially when it comes to getting inside of a heart and testin' it Messin' with all parameters Call examiners with X-ray machines - to Him they all are amateurs He knows the inner workings, searching the deep things of it like what it loves Then He's surfacing the real issues, Such as how the heart feels about things like Him in particular And He labels it sin when the heart beats more for anything then it does for Him So next time your heart's racing try replacing what you're chasing with Him and then embrace Him 'Takes the Spirit of God to do that - make a man trade his spades and become a new Jack In fact after a cat's born again a brotha' like little Jack'll warn a sista like the Queen of Clubs that next to the King of Hearts these dudes in the Club are scrubs Yeah they tossin' her a couple of dubbs but Christ outdid them and outbid them all with His blood And He outshines the Diamond King No necklace - His essence is pure bling Ice ain't worth a thing Your shine don't hurt the King If I was you I'd start worshiping But watch out for the joker 'cause the joker plays wild With his pitchfork poker and his poker face smile But the dealer is a healer and he's also a pro A card shark at hard hearts and that's the end of the show