You turn my head
I spin my wheels
Running on empty
You know how that feels

I'm on a roll now
Or is it a slide?
Can't be too careful
With that dangerous pride
If I could only reach that dial inside
If I could only reach that dial inside
If I could only reach that dial inside
And turn it up

(Face up), face up or you can only back down
(Face up), hit the target, or you better hit the ground
(Face up), there's still time to turn this game around
(Face up), turn it up or turn that wild card down
(Face up), turn it up

Don't complain
Don't explain
I don't think my new resolve
Can stand the strain

I'm in a groove now
Or is it a rut?
I need some feedback
But all the lines are cut
I get so angry, but I keep my mouth shut
I get so angry, but I keep my mouth shut
I get so angry, but I keep my mouth shut
And turn it up

(Face up), face up or you can only back down
(Face up), hit the target, or you better hit the ground
(Face up), there's still time to turn this game around
(Face up), turn it up or turn that wild card down
(Face up), turn it up

You get all squeezed-up inside
Like the days were carved in stone
You get all wired-up inside
And it's bad to be alone

You can go out, you can take a ride
And when you get out on your own
You get all smoothed-out inside
And it's good to be alone

Turn it up

(Face up), face up or you can only back down
(Face up), hit the target, or you better hit the ground
(Face up), there's still time to turn this game around
(Face up), turn it up or turn that wild card down

(Face up) or you can only back down
(Face up), hit the target, or you better hit the ground
(Face up), there's still time to turn this game around
(Face up), turn it up or turn that wild card down
(Face up), turn it up or turn that wild card down

If I could only reach that dial inside
Turn the wild card
If I could only reach that dial inside
Turn your wild card down
If I could only reach that dial inside
Turn it up or turn your wild card
If I could only reach that dial inside
Turn it up or turn your wild card down


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Face Up Lyrics as written by Gary Lee Weinrib Neil Elwood Peart

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    Really, this is just about Roll The Bones main theme.

    Take chances. Maybe you get unlucky, but you can still change that. And it seems that a major part of it is to control your emotions. You're not going to get anywhere by complaining. So just keep taking chances till you win.

    TrooperSevenon October 08, 2022   Link
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    Haha, no comments? It's not a bad song, actually.

    Lateralus518on April 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment

    Real catchy!

    the_powerslaveon April 29, 2007   Link
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    Sounds so great I don't care if it means anything or not.

    rushpwnsxon May 13, 2008   Link
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    This is actually the only Rush song I like lol I think it'd be an amazing song to put during the credits/intro of like a Nightmare on Elm Street type horror film. Great song. Just makes ya feel really good, and reminds me of the 80's

    PeterCageon September 09, 2009   Link
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    Track #4 from Roll The Bones CD released in '91. The shortcut answer would be manic depression but it's deeper than that. Introspection, finding courage in life, accepting one's limits, personal growth and discovery.

    JakeJohnsonon March 27, 2014   Link
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    General Comment

    Love it, we all want to same something but we're taught from birth to shut up and just put it with it.

    Love these lines:

    "I'm in a groove now Or is it a rut? I need some feedback But all the lines are cut."

    Fuzzypigon August 11, 2019   Link

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