Here she comes
Lady luck again
Figure of eight
Six and nine again.
I, I, I, my lady with the spinning head.

Whatever the deal
She won't let me down
Wherever I go
She's always hanging round.

Lady with the spinning head.
Lady with the spinning head.

She's been gone
But I knew she'd be back
She's got the rent
She put me in the black.
I, I need you lady with the spinning head.

Mean old man took away my car
those credit guys they've got the power
I'm on top
When she's around
She's the ticket
Out of town.

Lady with the spinning head.
Lady with the spinning head.
Lady with the spinning head.



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    General Comment:This song is on the Best of 1990-2000 B-sides CD.
    Absolutely no idea what it means. Cool dance track though, if you're into that kinda thing...
    Macphisto12on December 13, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I love this track, especially the extended dance mix on the 1990-2000 B-sides. As for the meaning, i think it's about gambling.
    "She's got the rent
    She put me in the black" can be interperated two ways. The black can refer to the color on a roulette wheel in a casino or the fact that all the money won from betting has put the owner "in the black" financially speaking.
    "Mean old man took away my car
    those credit guys they've got the power" shows how sometimes people get addicted to gambling, lose all their money and eventually all their stuff gets taken away. A great song, its the first track on my mp3 player :).
    Mistrikeon January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:Look at this beauty!
    I have an overwhelming wish to sleep
    The sky-colored girl
    Possessed with laughter
    Now to make it worse
    Starting a song—singsong song
    “When I find my love, I shall torment him.”
    Everyone laughs
    How she comes with me to the night forest
    And once across a crowded trolley bus
    I saw her hand my ticket and my change
    And sighed
    And wouldn’t wait
    And has gone

    [paraphrased poetry]
    sillybunnyon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment:The "lady with the spinning head" refers to the actual roulette wheel.

    When he speaks of "she's got the rent", it shows that he's not gambling for fun, he's gambling his money in order to pay for things and he thinks that its the "ticket out of town."
    ... he obviously isn't always successful though -
    "Mean old man took away my car
    those credit guys they've got the power"
    SteamMachineon May 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:This has a great beat.. I agree it's about gambling..I think the : the lady withthe spinning head might refer to a good luck charm ...
    markeon July 17, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:I think it's about Regan from 'The Exorcist'.

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    Fallingthrutheroofon December 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:The title of the song doesn't refer narrowly to a roulette wheel, but rather more broadly to "Lady Luck". It's essentially U2's version of "Luck be a Lady Tonight". The "spinning head" simply refers to the fact that Luck is constantly changing her mood.
    Gary_Lon October 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:One of U2's greatest B-sides ever. Fantastic opening synth riff. Didn't realize it was about gambling till I read the lyrics here. I wonder if the lyrics are right, though -- I always heard "She's got the red, she put me in the black." The colors on a roulette wheel (and in a deck of cards, come to think of it -- and in your financial books too) are red and black.
    PencilNeckedGeekon October 24, 2008   Link
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    General Comment:Lady with the spinning head? Figure of 8? 6 and 9 again? Sounds like oral sex to me.
    VoxTon April 09, 2009   Link
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    General Comment:I think it is about blackjack. The lady with the spinning head would be the queen because her face spins in both directions on the card, and the figure of 8, 6 and 9 are just other cards you could draw. Regardless of which meaning is accurate, there is absolutely no question it is about gambling of some kind.
    FishTacoBobon April 19, 2009   Link

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