Mark Seymour & James Reyne – Do It Again

Versions

Version Length Source Availability
Live N/A. Played live starting in 2016. Unreleased.

Recommended Version.

 

Commentary

Do It Again is a song by Steely Dan from their 1972 album, Can’t Buy A Thrill.

 

Lyrics

 

In the morning you go gunning
For the man who stole your water
And you fire till he is done in
But they catch you at the border
And the mourners are all singing
As they drag you by your feet
But the hangman isn’t hanging
And they put you on the street

You go back Jack do it again
Wheel turning ’round and ’round
You go back Jack do it again

When you know she’s no high climber
Then you find your only friend
In a room with your two timer
And you’re sure you’re near the end
Then you love a little wild one
And she brings you only sorrow
All the time you know she’s smiling
You’ll be on your knees tomorrow

You go back Jack do it again
Wheel turning ’round and ’round
You go back Jack do it again

Now you swear and kick and beg us
That you’re not a gambling man
Then you find you’re back in Vegas
With a handle in your hand
Your black cards can make you money
So you hide them when you’re able
In the land of milk and honey
You must put them on the table

You go back Jack do it again
Wheel turning ’round and ’round
You go back Jack do it again

[Walter Becker and Donald Fagen / Steely Dan]