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Once Caught

(David Kav)
September 13, 2008
Music/lyrics by David Kav
I originally recorded the opening riff of this song on a microcassette during a gig. It was stuck in my head. The line, "once caught stealing...it's all lies in the end.." was what came out when I was playing the chords to said song. The rest of the lyrics seemed to fall in place for this tune after that.
ONCE CAUGHT
(Music/lyrics by David Kav. Copyright 2008 David Kav Ltd. All rights reserved.)

Truth hits hardest when you’re hit in the ring
Ask someone who has had his share of the pain
The truth was stolen from me – hanging on a string
Can’t make sense of it when the puzzle isn’t tame

This goes out to my brothers and sisters in the game
The game is not about win or loss – but how it’s played

CHORUS:
Rationalize it any way that you can
Once caught stealing, it’s all lies in the end
Rationalize it any way that you can
Once caught stealing, it’s all lies in the end

Running around in circles ‘til the square brings you down
Now for me, the square’s the only way I get around
There are many stories, many paintings, many pictures in a frame
Tag’s a tag – the message will still remain the same

Rationalize it any way that you can
Once caught stealing, it’s all lies in the end
Rationalize it any way that you can
Once caught lying, it’s all stealing in the end

The beginning and the end
I swear, it’ll get you in the end

BRIDGE:
Now and here..no … it doesn’t mean “nowhere”
Now and here is all we’ve got to make our lives today, dear

Sorry for those whom this may hurt in the end
Or for those who’d be hit sideways with shock around the bend
But, for those who deal in lies, I’ve got one thing to say…
If the shoe you’re wearing fits, then, I feel no shame