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The Gambler, What I've Listened To Lately, Or how I stopped worrying about people making the song overshadowed by its chorus.

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“The Gambler”

Writer: Don Schlitz

Artists: Various (Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash) 466 more words

Life Lessons

Gambler, No. 36 [The Lockdown]

“They have seldom any claim to the trade of writing but that they have tried some other without success; they perceive no particular summons to composition except the sound of the clock; they have no other rule than the law or the fashion for admitting their thoughts or rejecting them; and about the opinion of posterity they have little solitude, for their productions are seldom intended to remain in the world longer than a week.” – Johnson… 1,311 more words

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Gambler, No. 35 [The Age of Chivalry]

“The works of fiction with which the present generation seems more particularly delighted are such as exhibit life in its true state… it is therefore precluded from the machines and expedients of the heroic romance, and can neither employ giants to snatch away a lady from the nuptial rites, nor knights to bring her back from captivity: it can neither bewilder its personages in deserts nor lodge them in imaginary castles.” – Johnson… 1,138 more words

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Gambler, No. 34 [The Radio, Part II, Or, The Game]

“I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night, and then the nap takes me.” – Johnson


I awoke to men yelling. 1,178 more words

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Do The Amber Bugs sink or swim?

New single The Gambler is an alt-folk track of acquired taste. 142 more words


Gambler, No. 33 [The Lights]

“As we walked along the Strand to-night, arm in arm, a woman of the town accosted us, in the usual enticing manner. ‘No, no, my girl,’ (said Johnson) it won’t do.’ He, however, did not treat her with harshness, and we talked of the wretched life of such women; and agreed that much more misery than happiness, upon the whole, is produced by illicit commerce between the sexes.” – Boswell… 1,171 more words

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Gambler, No. 32 [The Mountain]

“Human experience, which is constantly contradicting theory, is the greatest test of truth. A system, built upon the discoveries of a great many minds, is always of more strength, than what is produced by the mere workings of any one mind, which, of itself, can do little.” – Johnson… 1,088 more words

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