"Roll The Dice" as written by and Beth/orbit Orton....
She said I put a spell on you
He said there's nothin' I could do
And I wouldn't love the way I do if I didn't know that it was true
And I'd never love the way I do since I began losing you
And nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever

She said I only want to possess you, it's dangerous
He said I only try to impress you, it's strangeness
And I wouldn't love the way I do if I didn't know that it was true
And I'd never love the way I do since I began losing you

Nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever
And nothing can compare to when you roll the dice and you swear your loves for me
And she don't know if she can keep it together forever


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"Roll the Dice" as written by Beth Orton William Orbit

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    Song MeaningYour are listening, I believe, to Beth and William Orbit finishing the process of breaking up, right there in the studio, in real time, with her having finished the lyrics sometime before, at a point when she basically knew it was over and he didn't yet. Right after this album apparently the two don't cross paths or have any contact for years. He was a kind of a notch in her belt. Nothing can compare to someone falling in love with you and she put a spell on him to make it happen. But it's kind of automatic behavior, not true love, just wanting to possess him. Well, not just wanting that, she did love him "the way that I do" just as he did the same - I'm not saying he was as into her as she makes it sound in the song, with him loving her more since he "began losing you". Maybe (I"m not as sure) she can say the same thing in a way, that she loved him in a way, the same way really, but she was aware they weren't healthy for each other before he was. Despite being kind of ambivalent they were both passionate at the same time.

    IMO Finley Quaye totally ruined the lyric with his edit, made it basically a straight breakup song. It's more than that. It's a confession that she manipulated him. Other songs on the album make it clear that his lifestyle didn't leave him time to give her the attention she deserved - before he was in the jet set he was just a flying music bum - that was how he paid the rent. I could be wrong about the details but I think I have the general picture correct.
    jumpstopon July 03, 2017   Link

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