Ace Of Spades Lyrics - Motorhead

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If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, it's - all - the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it 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 stakes 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 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 gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades
The Ace Of Spades

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Stop thinking | Reviewer: @motorben uk | 1/16/14

Lemme himself has even said none of motörheads songs mean anything it's just ideas why does everyone think there's a deep set meaning it's just an amazing rock track which uses gambling as a base don't believe me read lemmys interview in rock magazine about Motörhead and the aftershock album and all there other work

Great Piece of History | Reviewer: beholder | 9/20/13

Just watched a doku about Vietnam... soldiers put an "Ace of Spades card" in the mouth of killed vietnam people - maybe viet cong - as to say: "watch out we're here to get you. fear us"
Maybe no connection to this song, but maybe...who knows?

Dads funeral song for curtain closing! He knew how to go with a bang! | Reviewer: Chev | 9/12/13

This was my fathers ring tone, his fav song! We had it as his funeral song when the curtain closed, made us happy to see him go with a bang and all his biker friends loved it! RIP dad xxx

It's an anthem about life. | Reviewer: J Dug | 5/4/13

Ace of Spades is basically the Lemmy Manifesto about how to live life. He is using gambling and card games as a metaphor for the way he lives. The key line is "the pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say." In other words in doesn't matter if you win or lose at the game of life as long as you live your life "balls out" with no compromise.

not about what you think | Reviewer: diamond joe | 3/22/13

I don't the full meaning of the song as of yet, but it's clearly about suicide. I was listening to an old radio program about dignitaries who were part of a suicide club, and the person who picked the ace of spades, was the one chosen to "take of business" if you will. that and a dead man's hand is a full house consisting of aces and eights. combined with the line "I don't wanna live forever. I still like the song, but it really makes you wonder.

Dead mans hand | Reviewer: Metalfan | 2/2/13

Strange coincidence the dead mans hand is referring to the card the ace of spades which is the card that indirectly caused the death of cliff burton 4 years later because cliff won a card game and got to sleep on the top bunk of the tour bus and it flipped cliff died

not just poker... | Reviewer: yo | 12/17/12

"Dead mans hand is a poker hand" "reference to craps" " is about truco"

ace of spades... is the most important card in truco... thats true... but theres no thing about "snake eyes" in truco or poker... as far as i know... dead mans hand is a poker hand... so... or its about something else like craig said "not about cards games." or just gambling like Anonymous said "it's clearly about gambling, not a specific game but just gambling in general"

i think the last one is the one...

Highness n humble mrs.kenneth dehart | Reviewer: Christine dehart | 9/2/12

I can never accept the casinos. I think they kill dreams. But ace of spades, whatever that is. Will at least get your money back, so you can say, wow!! Never again, but thank you for the experience.just not for me, im a career mom!!

Ace is about poker | Reviewer: blackmass | 12/7/11

@craig. In an interview with Lemmy Kilmister,he stated that he wrote Ace of Spades about playing poker with "Fast" Eddie Clarke while riding in their tour bus doing 100 mph.That was how they passed the time riding between gigs. So if Lemmy says its about gamblig or a crad game. I'd take his word for it.

Song Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/31/11

If anyone is wondering what the song is about, it's clearly about gambling, not a specific game but just gambling in general, and how Lemmy doesn't give a fuck as to wheather or not he wins or loses at gambling.

not just about card games! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/14/11

"seven and eleven, snake eyes watching you"
is a clear reference to craps, a casino dice game:
a first roll of seven or eleven pays the pass line, but snake eyes (double one) causes you to lose the bet right away

Repetitive but great! | Reviewer: Oane | 6/15/11

I've seen motorhead 3 times over a span of 8 years on the same festival. probably the got motorhead free with the main stage. and each time the same joke:

We gonna play one from the ace of spades album! (wait 3 second for the roar) not the song though!

everytime it was the last song to be played. and damn i have some great memories of those gigs :)

To TANO | Reviewer: Rasmus | 2/7/11

Its clearly about POKER!

Dead mans hand is a poker hand contaning to pairs, aces and eights. Its named dead mans hand because wild bill hickok was shot in the back while holdin that hand.

Now you know That!

To "Tano" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/27/10

"This song is about truco, a clasic card game in argentina... you must remember that Pappo (legendary blues and heavy metal guitar player from argentina) was the 1st guitar in the early days of mötorhead. Now you know it"

Utter nonsense. Motorhead's first guitarist was Larry Wallis, formerly of The Pink Faries. Lemmy has stated on many occasions that the song is about poker.

Hellraiser | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/16/09

I've loved Motorhead for many years. Ace of Spades is better than Hellraiser because it's a Motorhead song that's truly theirs. Hellraiser is good, but Ozzy wrote it. When I think of Motorhead I think of the Ace of Spades

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