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Aces Up Your Sleeve
written by John Hiatt

I still turn down the boulevard
Thinking I'm coming home to you
But I live way down south of town
On Indiana Avenue

They say the North side's humming now
Big money and big dreams
When we lived there, you kept a pair
Of aces up your sleeve

The light is bright in the restaurants
Where you and he go to be seen
But there's no light on the barroom floors
Where you swept them all off of their feet

I don't know if our love means anything anymore
But it used to make you breathe
And it was fair to keep a pair
Of aces up your sleeve

My headlights know these old back roads
It's a perfect sleight of hand
I'm driven through the darkness by
The promise I will see again

The queen of hearts has shown her face
She wants you to believe
You were never meant to have
Aces up your sleeve

You were never meant to have
Aces up your sleeve


Recorded August 18 2017