Vitality Song of the Week #4 – Ace of Spades, Motorhead

Vitality Song of the Week #4 – Ace of Spades, Motorhead

Ace of Spades, Motorhead

This week I thought we’d stick to the dearly (recently) departed music ‘legends’ and feature one of the rock ‘n’ roll greats – Ace of Spades by Motorhead’s Lemmy. Whilst I’m not suggesting we drink heaps of alcohol and live a life of excess, the song is about gambling and taking risks and maybe thats what you have to do to fix yourself! Yes its a pretty raucous tune but its got an unforgettable riff and Lemmy took no shit in his life!


Ace of Swords, Tarot

On another level, the Ace of Spades in playing cards is equivalent to the Ace of Swords in Tarot.The four Aces in the four suits, in tarot, represent beginnings. The meaning of this card, like the song’s repetitive riff, is pretty powerful but like the blade of a sword, it’s also double-edged. So the Ace of Swords can represent the beginning of trying to achieve a new goal. On one hand it provides you with the energy, strength and swiftness to obtain this. On the other hand one has to be careful how that power is used and that the energy it is not used excessively or abused. Use of the sword wisely provides a positive outcome where very little can stand in the way of its energy.

I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades

‘Ace Of Spades’
If you like to gamble, I tell you I’m your man,
You win some, lose some, all the same to me,
The pleasure is to play, makes no difference what you say,
I don’t share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades
Playing for the high one, dancing with the devil,
Going with the flow, it’s all the game to me,
Seven or Eleven, snake eyes watching you,
Double up or quit, double stake or split,
The Ace Of Spades
You know I’m born to lose, and gambling’s for fools,
But that’s the way I like it baby,
I don’t wanna live for ever,
And don’t forget the joker!
Pushing up the ante, I know you wanna see me,
Read ’em and weep, the dead man’s hand again,
I see it in your eyes, take one look and die,
The only thing you see, you know it’s gonna be,
The Ace Of Spades

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