These Games We Play

by Adam Farouk

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Come on in and drink my wine
Come on in and play your game
Ten years of run and hide and you’re still the same
Take a look inside my soul
Take another piece of me
Feels bad, but I’m still glad for the company

These games we play
I never found the time ever more than I’m today
We carry on
Until we can lay it down and, oh
The story can move along

Make a joke at my expense
Make a claim to be so wise
Know you can’t play your fear through another’s eyes
Tell me what I ought to know
Tell me what I ought to do
And I’ll throw it down the wishin’ well, wishing well for you


I said another wave passes
We got to show what we can do
The tide is coming over
With the weight of all the world on you

Nothing more that I can be
Nothing more that can give
Can’t find a way to say it’s okay to live
So shake your hand and make your peace
Shake a tail and make your way
But I can’t keep your silence safe for another day



released November 8, 2011
Produced by Crit Harmon.

Recorded at Q Division Recording Studios, Somerville, MA; Crit’s Cave, Medford, MA; BlueDorian Sound, Newton, MA. Mixed by Jon Lupfer at Q Division Recording Studios, Somerville, MA. Mastered by Ian Kennedy at New Alliance East, Cambridge, MA

Vocals, Keyboards – Adam Farouk. Guitars – Duke Levine. Bass – Jeremy Curtis. Drums – Jeff Berlin. Percussion – Crit Harmon.

Artwork & Design – Jay Nungesser @ Invaluable assistance – Elizabeth Geuss.


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Adam Farouk Boston, Massachusetts

Adam Farouk (born April 6, 1978) is a Malaysian musician, writer, producer, and entrepreneur, currently based in the United States. He is known for his integrative approach to the creative arts, and frequently infuses his works with unlikely combinations of style, influence, and genre. ... more

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