Roll The Bones Lyrics

from Roll The Bones

"Roll The Bones" is track #3 on the album Roll The Bones. It was written by Charles, Ray.
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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, roll the bones

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

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

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

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 favors 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, roll the bones
Why does it happen? Because it happens
Roll the bones, roll the bones

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

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

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

Songwriters
CHARLES, RAY

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