I don't want to talk about the things we've gone through
Though it's hurting me now it's history
I've played all my cards and that's what you've done too
Nothing more to say no more ace to play
I was in your arms thinkin' I belonged there
I figured it made sense building the offense
Building me a home thinkin' I'd be strong there
But I was a fool playin' by the rules
The gods may throw the dice their minds as cold as ice
And someone way down here loses someone dear
The winner takes it all the loser has to fall
It's simple and it's plain
Why should I complain?
But tell me does she kiss like I used to kiss you?
Does it feel the same when she calls your name?
Somewhere deep inside you must know I miss you
But what more can I say?
Rules must be obeyed
The judges will decide the likes of me abide
Spectators of the show always stay alone
The game is on again a lover or a friend
A big thing or a small the winner takes it all
I don't want to talk if it makes you feel sad
And I understand you've come to shake my hand
I apologize if it makes you feel bad
Seeing me so tense no self-confidence the winner takes it all
The winner takes it all the loser standing small
Beside the victory that's her destiny