"Straight On" as written by Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson, Susan Ennis and Ann Wilson....
Quite some time, I been sittin' it out
Didn't take no chances, I was a prisoner of doubt
I knocked down the wailin' wall, it ain't no sin
I, got, the feel of fortune, deal me in

I'm comin' straight on for you
You made my mind
Now I'm stronger, now I'm comin' through,
Straight on, straight on for you,
Straight on for you

Now, I know, I got to play my hand
What the winner don't know, the gambler understands
My heart keeps playin' it through with you, my friend
I'll take my chances on you, again and again, again


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"Straight On" as written by Nancy Lamoureaux Wilson Ann Wilson

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  • +2
    General Commenti think the gambling and card references are a euphimism for takin chances on love
    beemer11on June 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's a love song, and probably for someone from her past because she mentions "again and again".
    brokentelephone78on September 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song starts out talking about how a girl who checked out of trying to find or win love. After some tears she broke down that wailing wall and has decided that there is someone she loves that is worth the chance. Her attitude has turned around and she feels fortune is on her side. She has not been a prior winner of love but has decided to gamble her heart again for her love. This man has helped make up her mind and she is going to go back and try to win this time. She is stronger and coming through to the positive and with her sights set straight on to this man she loves and is willing to take a chance on again and again.
    tsitsuon October 28, 2012   Link
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    My OpinionFirst, I think Ann Wilson is one of the best female voices ever in any genre. Tremendous range. Second, this was "hard rock" in my days of youth, and with female lead vocals, it's that much more an impact on a young man. Third, OMG, she's so direct in her desire! She's coming STRAIGHT ON for me!

    Gotta love it.
    verykenon March 06, 2013   Link
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    General CommentLife is so up and down sometimes that when you feel "up" it means its a good time to share the feel of fortune with an attraction you meet. I love the line of "what the winner dont know the gambler understands." the winner is gonna always win big or small but the gambler has the chance of the ultimate prize. I am not even a card player but the metaphors of this song are sending chills up and down my spine. God bless ❤!
    jon1043377on October 18, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about being addicted to gambling, card games. The mention of "straight" being a combination of cards.
    hoosyadaddyon March 30, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDeciding to stop being the object of love (the one that waits to get chosen, the wallflower) and to be the subject.

    SOmething happened... somewhere the speaker changed/ was changed/ had a watershed moment & realized that s/he could/ needed to/ wanted to have agency in relationships.

    It might not even be about "going after" someone, but about making a decision to be a part -OF- the relationship rather than just being -IN- it...
    charvanaon April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song.

    is it me, or does the drum intro to this sound a lot like the beginning of the Rolling Stones "Miss You"?
    Stone Freeon December 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStone Free, yeah, I always get those songs mixed up when I hear the beginning start on the radio.
    Returntrip86on May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I heard a different version of this song on the "Alex Jones Radio show". Harder, Metal Style. Anyone know who covered it?
    btw. check out INFOWARS.COM
    bloodomenon April 08, 2008   Link

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