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Rush - Roll the Bones
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Album

Roll the Bones

(1991)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresProgressive Rock, Hard Rock
Album rating :  93.3 / 100
Votes :  3
3. Roll the Bones (5:31)
Track rating :  95 / 100       Votes :  1       [ ]
Roll the Bones Lyrics
Well, you can stake that claim
Good work is the key to good fortune
Winners take that praise
Losers seldom take that blame
If they don't take that game
And sometimes the winner takes nothing
We draw our own designs
But fortune has to make that frame

We go out in the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones

Why are we here?
Because we're here
Roll the bones
Why does it happen?
Because it happens
Roll the bones

Faith is cold as ice
Why are little ones born only to suffer
For the want of immunity
Or a bowl of rice?
Well, who would hold a price
On the heads of the innocent children
If there's some immortal power
To control the dice?

We come into the world and take our chances
Fate is just the weight of circumstances
That's the way that lady luck dances
Roll the bones

Jack -- relax.
Get busy with the facts.
No zodiacs or almanacs,
No maniacs in polyester slacks.
Just the facts.
Gonna kick some gluteus max.
It's a parallax -- you dig?
You move around
The small gets big. It's a rig
It's action -- reaction
Random interaction.
So who's afraid
Of a little abstraction?
Can't get no satisfaction
From the facts?
You better run, homeboy
A fact's a fact
From Nome to Rome, boy.

What's the deal? Spin the wheel.
If the dice are hot -- take a shot.
Play your cards. Show us what you got
What you're holding.
If the cards are cold,
Don't go folding.
Lady Luck is golden;
She favours the bold. That's cold
Stop throwing stones
The night has a thousand saxophones. So get out there and rock,
And roll the bones.
Get busy!

Roll the bones

Why are we here?
Because we're here
Roll the bones
Why does it happen?
Because it happens
Roll the bones
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Rush - Roll the Bones
Roll the Bones - Album Credits
Members
Additional musicians
  • Rupert Hine : Additional Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Other staff
  • Rupert Hine : Producer
  • Rush : Producer
  • Stephen W. Tayler : Engineer
  • Bob Ludwig : Mastering Engineer
  • Ben Darlow : Assistant Engineer
  • Simon Pressey : Assistant Engineer
  • Paul Steeley : Assistant Engineer
  • Hugh Syme : Cover art
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