When The Chips Are Down lyrics - Hadestown

When The Chips Are Down lyrics

When The Chips Are Down

[HERMES]
Songbird versus rattlesnake

[EURYDICE, spoken]
What is it?

[HERMES]
Eurydice was a hungry young girl

[HADES, spoken]
Your ticket.

[HERMES]
And Hades gave her a choice to make
A ticket to the Underworld!

[FATES]
Life ain’t easy
Life ain’t fair
A girl’s gotta fight for her rightful share

What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

Help yourself
To hell with the rest
Even the one who loves you best

What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

[EURYDICE]
Oh, my aching heart...

[FATES]
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

Take if you can
Give if you must
Ain’t nobody but yourself to trust

What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

Aim for the heart
Shoot to kill
If you don’t do it, then the other one will!

What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down
What you gonna do when the chips are down?
Now that the chips are down

And the first shall be first
And the last shall be last
Cast your eyes to heaven,
You get a knife in the back!
Nobody’s righteous
Nobody’s proud!
Nobody’s innocent
Now that the chips are down

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Now that the chips are down!


Last Update: February, 26th 2019


When The Chips Are Down
Musical: Hadestown. Song: When The Chips Are Down. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes