Who's To Bless And Who's To Blame
Kris Kristofferson Lyrics

If a cheated man's a loser
And a cheater never wins
And if beggars can't be choosers
‘til they're weak and wealthy men
And the old keep getting older
And the young must do the same
And it's never getting better
Who's to bless and who's to blame?

All the cards are on the table
You done laid your money down
Don't complain about your chances, boy
It's the only game in town
And the meaning doesn't matter
Nor the way you play the game
To the winner or the loser
Who's to bless and who's to blame?

Keep your hands above the table
And your backs against the wall
Toss your chips in with your chances, boy
Let ‘em lay the way they fall
For the moral doesn't matter
Broken rules are all the same
To the broken or the breaker
Who's to bless and who's to blame?
Who's to bless and who's to blame?

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Comments from YouTube:

Ajoy Baksi

Probably the most under appreciated of Kris' many great songs.

Dawn Paillette

I loved Kris Kristofferson Sence I was knee high to a grasshopper

Judy Smith

who's to write and who's to tell...Thank you Kris

Jamalee Witty


Graham Pearson

This is one of the best songs Kris sang and my friends Jess and Maxine should listen to this.

Gareth Montgomery

this puts me in mind of a Buddhist koan -

amira tür

he said it "take your hands off the table", don't gamble and don't drink...


I'm not fond of gambling, but the lyrics goes "Keep your hands above the table" - meaning don't cheat.

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