That Was a Crazy Game of Poker
Transcript of That Was a Crazy Game of Poker
My project is on "That Was a Crazy Game of Poker" by O.A.R. The visual
aesthetic I tried to emulate was that of a dimly lit room to make it look more
inviting because of the way the song describes the poker game and its
characters. I did this by trying to make it look hazy and have an orange-ish tint.
My first photo goes along with part of the third and fourth lines. It is of a
face, wearing sunglasses with a blank expression. He doesn't look happy or sad;
you can't tell what he's thinking and you can't see his eyes so they don't give any
hints either. This represents a "poker face," because at this point in the song the
lyrics are describing the actual game itself.
The next photo goes with the seventh and eighth lines of the first verse,
which talks about the man walking into the room. The way the singer describes
him, he is as a mysterious figure, because not only is he wearing black but the
singer also cannot figure out his identity. The photo is a low angle shot of a
silhouette, giving the impression of a mysterious, intimidating man.
The photo of the man at the table goes along with the entire second verse.
The singer is saying that despite the bad luck he's had, his only solution is to
keep playing. This is the attitude of a gambling addict, and in the photo the man
is waving a hand as if to say, "I know what I'm doing," while continuing to gamble
with the other hand.
The next photo uses the same type of visual imagery as an example we
saw in class. The second line of the third verse talks about how he is drinking a
lot, and how his vision and thinking is starting to be affected. I represented this
by taking an out of focus picture of the room, to show the room "spinning," a
common side effect of drinking.
The final photo is a high angle shot showing the stress of the subject as
he realizes he has nothing left. It goes without he last line of the third verse and
the theme of the rest of the song, as this problem gambler finally hits "rock
Ohh myyyy 20 throw down in my fist of rage
and the man to my left has folded down well johnny doubled up with a royal flush
I had three jacks and a pair of nines my mind is turning - just two shots more
there's not much left to play Then dude walks in Black hat on top, what a mop
I'm lucky it wasn't a county cop 'Cause I'm just running out of time
Who's up for game two
what to do my wallet's gettin thin
and I just lost my watch last night well I gotta problem
just one answer gotta throw it all down
and kiss it goodbye Yeah!
Who's up for game three I can barely see the bourbon drowning next to me
And I just lost it all well there's a man sittin next to me
Red with smiling eyes It's funny
I don't have no money tonight yeaaaaaaaahhhhhhh