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Casey Dienel- synths programming and vocals
Matt LeMay- electric guitar

lyrics

When we're out on the road
I've seen the way the game is played
The women come
The women go
Your brothers get to stay

I said I’d sooner change the game before the game changed me
But it changed me
It changed me

It’s not like I’m the angel
There’s mistakes you'll never know i made
We go to bed with someone new
The one in the mirror stays the same
We’re both out there with our promises
Made out of paper mache
Saying we’ll cut our losses soon
And praying we’ll be the lucky few


CHORUS

I PLAYED THEIR GAME
NEVER LET IT SHOW WHEN IT WAS BREAKING ME
BREAKING MY HEART

I PLAYED THEIR GAME SO WELL
I THOUGHT ONE DAY
I'D FINALLY EARN MY TEN SECOND HEAD START


It's a cheerleader they want, baby
That’s my cue to pass on this rose
Take the lines they planned to feed me
give the understudy my role
There’ll always be
Someone pretty and young
to replace us when they're done

And they'll say
They never meant us harm

I think I’ve learned my lesson 

CHORUS
I PLAYED THEIR GAME
NEVER LET IT SHOW WHEN IT WAS BREAKING ME
BREAKING MY HEART

I PLAYED THEIR GAME SO WELL
I THOUGHT ONE DAY
I'D FINALLY GET MY TEN SECOND HEAD START

I PLAYED THEIR GAME
EVEN WHEN IT HURT SO BAD I THOUGHT
I COULDN’T MOVE ON

I PLAYED THEIR GAME SO WELL
I FOOLED MYSELF MORE THAN ONCE 
INTO THINKING I’D WON


THE GAME CHANGED ME

[You can’t outrun ‘em all]

THE GAME CHANGED ME

[you can’t outrun ‘em all]

THE GAME CHANGED ME

[you can’t outrun ‘em all]

THE GAME CHANGED ME

[you can’t outrun ‘em all]

THE GAME CHANGED ME

credits

from Imitation Of A Woman To Love, released May 18, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Casey Dienel

Produced by Casey Dienel at Ursula B in Brooklyn, NY and The Glades in Scituate, MA

Mixed by Matt LeMay at A Question of Frequency in Brooklyn, NY
Mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering in Brooklyn, NY

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Casey Dienel New York

Casey Dienel is a producer, singer and songwriter who under her given name and the moniker White Hinterland has released 4 critically acclaimed full-length albums. Raised in New England she has spent the last ten years creating music Nylon Magazine describes as “wild, vicious, poetic, feminine, brash, and singular.” She divides her time between her studios in Scituate, MA and Brooklyn, NY. ... more

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