Song of the Day #2,520: ‘Tumbling Dice’ – The Rolling Stones

exileonmainstreetAccording to a scientific poll of one (me), the second best album of 1972 is The Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street.

This classic album sits atop many critics’ lists of the best albums of not just that year but all of the 70s. It’s The Stones’ undisputed masterpiece, a drunken lost weekend of rock-n-roll perfection.

Exile is also arguably the last truly great Stones album, though I can make an argument for Some Girls and I believe Tattoo You has a sizable fan club.

But I’m proud to say that this undisputed heavyweight of a record came out the same year I did.

{Intro}

[Verse 1]
Women think I’m tasty, but they’re always tryin’ to waste me
And make me burn the candle right down
But baby, baby, I don’t need no jewels in my crown
Cause all you women is low down gamblers
Cheatin’ like I don’t know how
But baby, I go crazy, there’s fever in the funk house now
This low down bitchin’ got my poor feet a itchin’
You know you know the deuce is still wild

[Chorus]
Baby, I can’t stay, you got to roll me
And call me the tumbling dice

[Verse 2]
Always in a hurry, I never stop to worry
Don’t see the time flashin’ by
Honey, got no money
I’m all sixes and sevens and nines
Say now, baby, I’m the rank outsider
You can be my partner in crime

[Chorus]
But baby, get it straight
You got to roll me and call me the tumbling
Roll me and call me the tumbling dice

[Bridge]
Oh, my, my, my, I’m the lone craps shooter
Playing the field every night

[Outro]
Baby, get it straight
You got to roll me and call me the tumbling dice (Call me the tumbling)
Got to roll me, got to roll me, got to roll me (Oh yeah)
Got to roll me, got to roll me, got to roll me (Keep on rolling, Keep on rolling)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,520: ‘Tumbling Dice’ – The Rolling Stones

  1. Dana says:

    I’m not as big a fan of this record or the Stones in general as you are, but there was unquestionably a number of important records released in your birth year and this is one of them.

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