The Story: Don't eat the fruit in the garden, Eden,, It wasn't in God's natural plan., You were only a rib,, And look at what you did,, To Adam, the father of Man.
The Story: You smell like goat, I'll see you in hell
The Story: All the b***h had said, all been washed in black
Let’s face it; there is always a juvenile excitement around misquoting song lyrics. There are times when we do it on purpose to add an element of humour to the song, while at other times, we may go on for years unknowingly signing a song with incorrect lyrics etched into our minds.
Then there are moments when musicians themselves switch lyrics to keep their fans on their toes, or to acknowledge that maybe, just maybe, the first time they sang it, it wasn’t clear enough to be understood.
When we look at songs evolving around themes, gambling is something that comes up in lyrics infrequently. There are many a love song about gambling in love, but when it comes to money, we have a few classics spread out over the years.
Here are some interesting songs that have an element of gambling in their lyrics and are time and again misquoted by music lovers.
Poker Face – Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga’s first worldwide hit, Poker Face is a catchy song best enjoyed while dancing in the club. Upon release, it went on to win quite a few awards and was also the 1000th number one on the Billboard charts. The song captures the essence of a good card game where having a “poker face” can be the difference between a loss and a win. As for the song, there is so much going on that people end up saying all kinds of stuff from “no we can read about poker face” to “can you breathe with my poker face.”
Tumbling Dice – Rolling Stones
If Tumbling Dice teaches you something, it is that the best of ideas can come from talking about gambling with a maid. Yes, that’s how Mike Jagger got the lyrics of the song penned down, after learning the rules of craps from his maid. Nowadays though, learning about betting is easy thanks to the many online betting sites that offer not only amazing bonuses but also present visitors with tips and tutorials to play better. The song though has a line that goes as “You got to roll me and call me the tumbling dice,” often misquoted as “You got to roll me, I’m Tommy the tumbling dice.”
House of the Rising Sun
While the song might sound inspirational and spiritual, the lyrics of House of the Rising Sun are actually about a man who spends his nights drinking and gambling only to return home in the morning. Both, The Animals and Bob Dylan have sung this song, while the latter’s version is a lot more popular. These days, most downtown bars love to play House of the Rising Sun to set up the mood.
Luck Me A Lady Tonight
Sinatra’s classic “Luck be a lady tonight” is a song to dance, drink, and play. Nothing calms the mind like the voice of the legend crooning gently about being lucky, in life and on the casino table. The perfect song for a romantic dance, it can get a little awkward if you don’t know the lyrics from before and end up singling “Pluck me a lady tonight.” We don’t think your date will be too happy about that.