1.10.2011

10 Minutes - Motorhead Lyrics (Ace of Spades)

Hi. It's Joe.

I am going to see Motorhead in Milwaukee on February 16th.

Last Friday night, my band GUPPY EFFECT (the greatest and best band in the world) pulled off a startling rendition of "Ace of Spades" by Motorhead.

I sang it, and it was like I was channeling Lemmy, somehow, gravelly voice and all. I left my body briefly and this is what I sang to the mad throngs at the live rock show:


If you like to gamble, I'll tell you how you'll land.
You win some, lose some, it's all the same to me.
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say.
Honesty or greed, the only card I need is the
ACE OF SPADES, ACE OF SPADES.

Playin' for the high roll, dancin' with the devil.
Goin' with the flow, it's all a game to me.
7 or 11, it's snake eyes watching you.
Double up or quit, double stake or split.
The ACE OF SPADES, the ACE OF SPADES.

I know I'm going to lose, and gambling's for fools.
But that's the way I like it baby, I don't wanna live forever.
And don't forget the Joker.

Pushing up the ante, I know you've got to 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 going to be...
The ACE OF SPADES, ACE OF SPADES.
ACE OF SPADES, ACE OF SPADES.

If you love Motorhead, is that the way you would interpet Lemmy's lyrics on this song? Comment on this blog post to let me know. Thanks!

By the way, I love the MOTORHEAD BOX SET. It rocks hard and pure. Catchy speed metal rawness from all epochs of this great band.

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