Lemmy feat. Slash and Dave Grohl - Ace of Spades - Live 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards
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Lemmy feat. Slash and Dave Grohl - Ace of Spades - Live 2010 Revolver Golden Gods Awards





Initially issued as a 7" vinyl single on 27 October 1980 as a preview to the album Ace of Spades and autumn tour, the song was also released by Bronze Records as a 12" vinyl pressing in special Christmas picture sleeves, limited to 50,000 copies. The picture of the band in Santa outfits used on the cover was taken at the Aylesbury Fair, while the band were on tour.


The song opens with an overdriven bass intro played by Lemmy. For the lyrics, he said he "used gambling metaphors, mostly cards and dice—when it comes to that sort of thing, I'm more into the one-arm bandits actually, but you can't really sing about spinning fruit, and the wheels coming down".







Lyrics


If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man

You win some, lose some, all the same to me


The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say

I don't share your greed, the only card I need is the Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades


Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil

Going with the flow, it's all a game to me


Seven or eleven, snake eyes watching you

Double up or quit, double stake or split, the Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades


You know I'm born to lose, and gambling's for fools

But that's the way I like it baby

I don't wanna live for ever

And don't forget the joker!


Pushing up the ante, I know you gotta see me

Read 'em and weep, the dead man's hand again


I see it in your eyes, take one look and die

The only thing you see, you know it's gonna be the Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades




Songwriters: Edward Alan Clarke / Ian Kilmister / Philip John Taylor

Ace of Spades lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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