I Take The Dice
Duran Duran Lyrics


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Midnight I think I'm gonna make it
Feel the magical lash of the rolland the crash in their lives
Headline in tomorrow's papers
Kill that light it's so bright
And you're shining in right in my eyes

Show me your secret and tell me your name
Catch me with your fizzy smile
Try to remember again and again
What it is that I recognize
Don't ask me now
When I need you I don't know how
To believe in your advice
Just this once I take the dice

Midnight so what's the point of faking
For a kiss or whisper you pull out a desperate prize
Hold tight onto daddy's bracelet
Make them pay for their chances
With money they don't think that's nice

Show me your secret and tell me your name
Catch me with your fizzy smile
Try to remember again and again
What it is that I recognize
Don't ask me now
When I need you I don't know how
To believe in your advice
Just this once I take the dice

Show me your secret and tell me your name
Catch me with your fizzy smile
Try to remember again and again
What it is that I recognize
Show me your secret and tell me your name
Catch me with your fizzy smile
Try to remember again and again
What it is that I recognize

Show me your secret and tell me your name
Catch me with your fizzy smile




Try to remember again and again
What it is that I recognize

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Duran Duran's "I Take The Dice" can be interpreted as a gamble with love and life. The singer seems to be torn between belief in their own instincts and seeking advice from someone who might not be trustworthy. The lyrics suggest that the singer knows what they want, but they're not entirely sure how to get it. The line "Don't ask me now, when I need you I don't know how" reflects a feeling of uncertainty and doubt.


The chorus references show me your secret and tell me your name, Catch me with your fizzy smile, and try to remember again and again what it is that I recognize. These lines paint the picture of the singer seeking answers and hoping for someone to guide them, but also recognizing that they need to trust their own intuition.


Additionally, the lyrics reference a "magical lash of the roll," which could be a metaphor for the ups and downs of life, or the thrill of taking risks. The mention of money and chances also adds to this interpretation.


In summary, the song seems to be about taking risks and trusting oneself, even when faced with uncertainty and doubt.


Line by Line Meaning

Midnight I think I'm gonna make it
It's late at night and I have a feeling that I will succeed


Feel the magical lash of the roll and the crash in their lives
Experience the thrill and excitement of taking risks and the drama that comes with it


Headline in tomorrow's papers
This event is significant and newsworthy


Kill that light it's so bright
Dim the lights so it's not so overwhelming


And you're shining right in my eyes
You're distracting me from my goals


Show me your secret and tell me your name
Share a personal detail with me and identify yourself


Catch me with your fizzy smile
Your charismatic smile is captivating and attractive


Try to remember again and again
Recall and reflect on something that I've experienced before


What it is that I recognize
Figure out what is familiar or resonates with me


Don't ask me now
I don't have an answer at the moment


When I need you I don't know how
I'm not sure how to rely on you when I need your help


To believe in your advice
Trust the guidance that you give me


Just this once I take the dice
I know it's risky, but I'll take a chance this time


Midnight so what's the point of faking
Late at night, there's no reason to pretend or hide things


For a kiss or whisper you pull out a desperate prize
You use seduction as a last resort to get what you want


Hold tight onto daddy's bracelet
Hold onto something valuable or meaningful for comfort and confidence


Make them pay for their chances
Take advantage of the opportunity to profit from others' risks


With money they don't think that's nice
They may not be happy about losing money, but that's the nature of gambling




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: ANDY TAYLOR, JOHN TAYLOR, NICK RHODES, ROGER ANDREW TAYLOR, SIMON LE BON

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