Ace In The Hole


Some people say Jesus, that’s the ace in the hole
But I never met the man so I don’t really know
Maybe some Christmas, if I’m sick and alone
He will look up my number
Call me on the phone, and say
“Hey, boy, where you been so long?
Don’t you know me?
I’m your ace in the hole”

Two hundred dollars, that’s my ace in the hole
When I’m down, dirty and desperate
That’s my emergency bankroll
I got two hundred dollars, that’s the price on the street
If you wanna get some quality
That’s the price you got to meet
And the man says
“Hey, Junior, where you been so long?”
Don’t you know me?
I’m your ace in the hole”
Talkin’ about ace in the hole

Once I was crazy and my ace in the hole
Was that I knew that I was crazy
So I never lost my self-control
I just walk in the middle of the road and
I sleep in the middle of the bed
I stop in the middle of a sentence
And the voice in the middle of my head said
Hey, Junior, where you been so long
Don’t you know me
I’m your ace in the hole (oh yeah)

Ace in the hole
Lean on me
Don’t you know me?
I’m your guarantee

Riding on this rolling bus
Beneath a stony sky
With a slow moon rising
And the smokestacks drifting by
In the hour when the heart is weakest
And the memory is strong
When time has stopped
And the bus just rolls along
Roll on, roll on
Roll on, roll on
Roll on, roll on

Some people say music, that’s their ace in the hole
Just your ordinary rhythm and blues
Your basic rock and roll

You can sit on the top of the beat
You can lean on the side of the beat
You can hang from the bottom of the beat
But you got to admit that the music is sweet

Where you been so long
Don’t you know me?
I’m your ace in the hole

Ace in the hole
Lean on me
Don’t you know me
I’m your guarantee

Some people say music that's their ace in the hole
Just your ordinary rhythm and blues
Your basic rock and roll
You can sit on the top of the beat
You can lean on the side of the beat
You can hang from the bottom of the beat
But you gotta admit that the music is sweet

Hey, Junior, I'm your ace in the hole
Hey, Junior, I'm your ace in the hole
Hey, Junior, I'm your ace in the hole
Hey, Junior, I'm your ace in the hole

 



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Voces: Paul Simon & Richard Tee
Batería:
Steve Gadd
Piano:
Richard Tee
Bajo:
Tony Levin
Guitarra eléctrica:
Paul Simon
Guitarra eléctrica principal:
Eric Gale
Pandereta:
Richard Tee
Voces de fondo:
Paul Simon, Richard Tee y Tony Levin.
Grabado en directo en Septiembre de 1979 en "The Agora Club" de Ohio.
Producido por Paul Simon y Phil Ramone



© 1979 Paul Simon (BMI)
Disco:
One-Trick Pony


Comentarios: Pensada para funcionar como una de las canciones típicas del protagonista de la película, musicalmente es un alarde de distintos estilos y ritmos. La letra desgrana los diversos ases en la manga que tiene la gente para superar los momentos difíciles: la religión, las drogas, el autocontrol, pero el autor propone como el mejor método la sencilla música del rock y del blues. Es una de las canciones más largas de Simon.

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