Michael Monroe. Trick Of The Wrist

It’s about nasty habits and dark times left behind, from ex Hanoi Rocks vocalist Michael Monroe, who has no doubt been there – as have many of us. They were a great band them and he’s still got it.

I had a nasty habit
it didn’t work for me
I shook it off like an apple shaken out of a tree
I used to spend the good times
on cheap company
now I get all my energy for free

Now people tell me I ain’t ageing
I’m keeping thin and my looks ain’t fading
I take life and I ain’t wasting time on no man

Like a trick of the wrist
trick of the wrist

I used to live on the dark side
I used to tow the line
Now I don’t give the negative my time
I used to sleep in the daytime
if I was even able to close my eyes
Now I let reality get me high.

I used to burn all my cash gettin’ wasted
Now I’m eternally fascinated
Check out the razzamanazz in place
There ain’t no persuading

There’s just a trick of the wrist
trick of the wrist

I caught a buzz off a morning breaking
I take the trip that the music’s taking
I’m on my feet and my heart is racing
Ain’t no mystery