Liar's Dice

Liar's Dice

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I got lucky when this lyric from Elizabeth Petty rolled my way...

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Sitting in rows on barstools
blowing rings of cigarette smoke
drinking pints of pale tap beer
eating popcorn from dirty bowls
we would make a loud ruckus
shaking wood cups full of dice
slamming them on to the bar
mastering how to lie
while looking at our friends
straight in their eyes

Oh....we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need truth in life
when we’re playing liar’s dice

Oh...we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need to think twice
when we’re playing liar’s dice

When we’re playing...playing liar’s dice

Talking loudly and laughing
feeling happy and a little drunk
passing pitchers and dice cups
telling lies and trusting our luck
we all fast embraced the secrets
of how to make compelling bluffs
as we learned dark truths that
dwelled deep within each of us
like our capacities to lie
without batting an eye

Oh...we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need truth in life
when we’re playing liar’s dice

Oh...we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need to think twice
when we’re playing liar’s dice

When we’re playing...playing liar’s dice

Playing liar’s dice
at the old Bamboo Bar
prepared us well for life
and helped us get this far
in a world
where games
are always played...
and the truth
is disguised
in masquerade...

Oh playing liar’s dice
is the only way...

Oh...we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need truth in life
when we’re playing liar’s dice

Oh...we don’t need to be nice
when we’re playing liar’s dice
no…we don’t need to think twice
when we’re playing liar’s dice

When we’re playing...playing liar’s dice

Yeah…playing liar’s dice
is the only way to get by
in this game we call life
a game full of liar’s dice...

Yes this game we call life
is full of liar’s dice...



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cindyrella's picture

I had never heard of liar's dice but sounds like it could be fun. I love the feel of this and great harmonies and I ain't lyin' Smile

Gwyn Jones's picture

Me neither Cindy but Liz's lyrics seemed to be more then just about the game and I tried to give it a saloon bar singalong feel that still conveyed her message about life lessons...thanks as always...

dzd's picture

This is great! I love this game(and variations of it), but beware who you play with, you may learn some things about people you'd rather not know, it's usually the sweet and innocent looking ones that'll eat you alive Biggrin Such a wonderful write! really captured it!

perfect recording and performance for this too! it's the only wayyyutt Biggrin the harmonies are excellent! and really has a good time rowdy feel!
great collab!

Gwyn Jones's picture

Loving your perceptive response and thanks for the comps..."Good time rowdy feel!"...Hell yeah! Smile

cleanshoes's picture

These are great lyrics, full of detail and nostalgia. The slightly rough-and-tumble country/western style works really well here. I like the vocals especially--there are some nice touches you add to the delivery of certain words that give the song a lot of character!

Gwyn Jones's picture

Thank you so much and yes...Liz's lyrics certainly work their magic!