I tell you something isn't right
The way i'm feeling kept me up all night
I fix myself another drink
I guess that's crazy i need time to think
And all the good ones got away
All the good ones gone to waste

And I take another hit
And do I really get my joy stealing?
All the TV's hypnotised
All the loonies on the rise
And old man what I got to tell you

Tonight Ladies and Gentlemen
I roll the dice
Just gimmie that dice
It's been so hard working for no one
I roll the dice
Just gimmie the dice

Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah

Wakey wakey rise and shine
Put down your souvenirs I think it's time
We've been dead behind the eyes
Switching stations as our country dies

No matter what you do, you know
The world it keeps on turning
We never feel a thing
Come on and meet me at the Carnival

Tonight Ladies and Gentlemen
I roll the dice
Just gimmie that dice
It's been so hard working for no one
I roll the dice
Just gimmie that dice

Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah

No matter what you do, you know
The world it keeps on turning
We never feel a thing


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Ladies and Gentleman (Roll the Dice) song meanings
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  • +2
    Song MeaningI don't think this song is about a relationship. It makes more sense if the something that isn't right from the first line is a reference to society. He's deeply bothered by what is wrong and self-medicates with alcohol, drugs, and TV. Rolling the dice is a reference to his attempts at finding a way to live in the world despite everything wrong.
    Ultranauton August 20, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    For some reason I can relate so well to this song. To me the first stanza is about a girl who left a big impression on him and is not sure where to take it "I tell you something isn't right,The way i'm feeling kept me up all night" as he thinks he can do better but prefers not to "And all the good ones got away,All the good ones gone to waste". He decides to induce himself in drugs "And I take another hit" and he is getting taken over by this feeling, making him lose his mind "All the TV's hypnotised
    All the loonies on the rise"? The chorus is basically about letting fate decide for him "Tonight Ladies and Gentlemen,I roll the dice"and of all of this is a big strain on him "It's been so hard working for no one".Now he has to make the decision " Wakey wakey rise and shine,Put down your souvenirs I think it's time" after much time delberating "We've been dead behind the eyes"and he is ressuring himself that if it doesn't go to plan he can try again on perhaps someone else "No matter what you do, you know,The world it keeps on turning".
    Coombson November 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhy does every single Kasabian song blow me away?
    itscoolagainon April 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Song Meaningi think this is about England and somethig that isn't what it used to be in England.
    ("Switching stations as our country dies")
    daneealamaon January 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI think this song is about the contemplation of suicide. It explains that life is consuming and almost arbitrary. the lyrics "No matter what you do, you know The world it keeps on turning" reminds the listener of the insignificance of an individual. I would go as far to say the lyrics were changed from the original; "I roll the dice Just gimmie that dice" were changed from something like "I want to die, just give me that knife". If you read the lyrics taking that into account, there isn't a line that disproves it.
    If you listen to 'man of the world' by Fleetwood Mac(Peter Green)it shows a similar but uncensored portrayal of those feelings.
    Freddie92on June 13, 2011   Link

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