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Name Of The Game - Badfinger - Pete Ham Interview

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Published on Apr 23, 2012

Lyrics below - click here 00:45 to start at song - Pete is interviewed, then a Badfinger classic from Straight Up. Pete Ham wrote this song. It covered many areas of thought for Pete. The chorus dealt with the his turmoil as he contemplated his relationship with his girlfriend of the time, Beverley Ellis. A baby had been lost of a dear friend and having travelled to America he was taken by the unrest and poverty he witnessed. A man who was a deep thinker with great compassion that just flowed out in his music...

Saw the railway master and I looked him in the eye
Said, "Would you go much faster if you thought that you would die?"
He said, "Not me sir, I could not care, in fact, I would not try.
For protest would not take me far.
It's different, me not being a star."
Locked my feelings in a jar until another day

Oh, comfort me, dear brother, won't you tell me what you know?
For somewhere in this painful world is a place where I can go
Oh, long awaiting mother, is it time to make a show?
And take your babies to your breast
No, we never passed the test
All our sins should be confessed before we carry on

CHORUS:
Oh, don't refuse me
If you choose me, you'll follow my shame
No, don't confuse me
For I know it's the name of the game

Got up off my pillow and I looked up at the sun
Said, "You can see quite clearly, now, the things that we have done.
We burned your sacred willow and our battles we have won.
But did we get so very far?
It's different, me not being a star."
Lock my feelings in a jar until we go away

CHORUS:
Oh, don't refuse me
If you choose me, you'll follow my shame
No, don't confuse me
For I know it's the name of the game

CHORUS:
Oh, don't refuse me
If you choose me, you'll follow my shame
No, don't confuse me
For I know it's the name of the game

mastered by Dan Matovina

"Mike Gibbins" "Joey Molland" "Tom Evans"

http://www.badfingerlibrary.com

  • Category

  • Song

  • Artist

    • Badfinger
  • Writers

    • Pete Ham
  • Licensed to YouTube by

    • UMG (on behalf of Apple Corps); Kobalt Music Publishing, UBEM, and 6 Music Rights Societies

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