No Dice Song Lyrics

No Dice – 1971

I Can’t Take It (Pete Ham)

Just give me five so I can step outside
Or even give me three and I’ll be satisfied
But if you give me none at all
You’re gonna see me climb that wall
And you know you’re gonna see me fall
I can’t take it

Take all the nights that a man can give
And make all the days so a man can live
But if you take up every hour
You’re gonna take up all my power
And you know you’re gonna turn me sour
I can’t take it, no

I can’t take it, wooo
I can’t take it anymore
I can’t take it, wooo
Place a lock upon my door

Give me all your money in your dark, brown vase
You’ve even got my soul in your dark, brown case
But baby, can’t you see outside?
You know you’ve got my fingers tied
And you know you’re gonna hurt my pride
I can’t take it, no

I can’t take it, wooo
I can’t take it…

I Don’t Mind (Tom Evans/Joey Molland)

Birds sing and doorbells ring in answer
People say it’s a lovely day outside
I don’t mind, I’ve got my way of living
Even if it’s only for the ride

I don’t mind if people find me lazy
I could say it’s only for the fun
Step inside and see if I can make you
After all it’s only just begun

You don’t know me, what’s on my mind
You can’t show me what I can’t find

Days, nights, alright, it’s easy
Breaking time and making rhymes for you
I don’t mind, I’ve got my way of giving
Even if it’s all I ever do

Step inside and see if I can make you
Even if it’s only for the ride

You don’t know me, what’s on my mind
You can’t show me, what I can’t find.

Love Me Do (Joey Molland)

Honey, don’t you know I love you
‘Cause I give you all I can, I do
Everything I’ve tried to help you, love me too

Give a little of what you take from me, honey
That’s all you have to do
Won’t you come on over here and love me, love me do

Love, love, love me, love me do
Love, love, love me, love me do, yeah

Honey, don’t you think I need ya
Mm mm, indeed I do
Won’t you come on over here and love me, love me too

Give a little of what you take from me, honey
That’s all you have to do
Won’t you come on over here and love me, love me do

Love, love, love me, love me do, oh yeah
Love, love, love me, love me do, oh yeah

Honey, don’t you think I love ya
‘Cause I give you all I can, I do
I tried everything I could to help you, love me too

Ooh, now, love, love, love me, love me do
Love, love, love me, love me do

Love, love, love me, love me do
Love, love, love me, love me do, oh yes
C’mon, love, love, love me, love me do, won’t you, lover?
Love, love, love me, love me do
Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah!

Midnight Caller (Pete Ham)

Beneath the midnight caller
She thinks of paper green
You never hear them calling her name
They just know where they’ve been

You never hear her holler
The tears no longer come
She reads her daily book of the past
That shows of everyone

Grey years that show in her hair
Can’t be, but don’t seem to care
She unlocks the door and there’s no one there

She sees a daytime stroller
Walk from the night before
And though she paints a smile on her face
He won’t be back no more

She’s got no saint to follow
She’s got no place to go
Too proud to ask an old friend for help
Too proud to let him know

Grey years that show in her hair
Can’t be, but don’t seem to care
She knocks the door and there’s no one there

Nobody (nobody), nobody (nobody), nobody’s gonna help you now.

No Matter What (Pete Ham)

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn’t matter what you do, girl
Ooh girl, with you

No matter what you do
I will always be around
Won’t you tell me what you found, girl?
Ooh girl, won’t you?

Knock down the old grey wall
And be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do

If you would give me all
As I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter where you go
There will always be a place
Can’t you see it in my face, girl?
Ooh girl, want you

Knock down the old grey wall
Be a part of it all
Nothing to say, nothing to see, nothing to do

If you would give me all
As I would give it to you
Nothing would be, nothing would be, nothing would be

No matter what you are
I will always be with you
Doesn’t matter what you do, girl
Ooh girl, with you

Ooh girl, you girl
Want you
Ooh girl, you girl
Want you

Without You (Pete Ham/Tom Evans)

Well, I can’t forget this evening
And your face when you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

Well, I can’t forget tomorrow
When I think of all my sorrow
I had you there, but then I let you go
And now it’s only fair that I should let you know
What you should know

I can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore
I can’t live, if living is without you
I can’t live, I can’t give anymore

Well, I can’t forget this evening
And your face when you were leaving
But I guess that’s just the way the story goes
You always smile, but in your eyes your sorrow shows
Yes, it shows

I can’t live, if living is without you.

Blodwyn (Pete Ham)

I put away the knife, the chisel, and the saw
I’ve locked away my life behind this old, oak door
To make a simple spoon, a token of my love
In hope that maybe soon, it’s me you’re thinking of

So take my spoon, Blodwyn
Make it soon, Blodwyn
The valley knows the way I feel today
So take my spoon, Blodwyn
Make it soon, Blodwyn
Before some other spoon takes you away

My life may not be long, was working down below
For so much can go wrong, but what else do I know?
So take these precious years and make them precious too
And say you’ll take from me what I will give to you

Better Days (Tom Evans/Joey Molland)

I’m just a good boy, working hard to get my pay
A little time, a little trouble, a better day
I see no reason as for why it cannot be
A little time, a little trouble, a better day

You bury your head in the things you said, that’s fine
But the days go by and you know it’s getting dark at nine
You give all you want, but you take away what’s mine
We can make it better, baby, so much better all the time

Just a good boy
Looking hard to see my way
A little time, a little trouble, a better day

I see no reason as for why it cannot be
A little time, a little trouble, a better day

Well, you bury your head in the things you said, that’s fine
But the days go by and you know it’s getting dark at nine
You give all you want, but you take away what’s mine
We can make it better
Baby, so much better all the time

Just a good boy
Looking hard to see my way
A little time, a little trouble, better days.

 Had To Be (Mike Gibbins)

Had to be, don’t look back, you’re older
Take it from me
The love you have is stronger

And in your eyes I see myself
I want from you what you want of me
And you know
The love you have is stronger

It had to be, don’t look back, you’re older
Ahhhhh, ahhhhh

And in your eyes I see myself
I want from you what you want of me
And you know.

Watford John (Tom Evans/Joey Molland/Pete Ham/Mike Gibbins)

You show me all your loving
Then you turn and tell me no!
Open up your arms and let it go

You give me all your kissing
Then you freeze and stop the flow
Open up your knees and let it go

I don’t want a Cinderella
I just want my teddy bear
I don’t want a backstage Bella
I just want to take you there
Baby, won’t you think it over?
Try and see my point of view
Let it go

You show me all your loving
Then you turn and tell me no!
Open up your arms and let it go
Let it go, let it go

I don’t want a Cinderella
I just want my teddy bear
I don’t want a backstage Bella
I just want to take you there
Baby, won’t you think it over?
Try and see my point of view

Come on baby won’t you tell me no!
Bop bop-a-lop do-wop
Let it go, let it go, let it go

Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go
Let it go, let it go, let it go, let it go.

Believe Me (Tom Evans)

Believe me, if I wanted
Spend the rest of my time with a mean, lean, woman like you
Would I?
If I needed, but I don’t

Will I?
If you want me
Give you all the love in the world that a man could
Still I, if I needed, I could

Then I could cry your name and you would come
There’d be no need for me anymore, anymore!

Believe me, if I wanted
Spend the rest of my time with a mean, lean, woman like you
Would I, if I needed, but I don’t

Then I could cry your name and you would come
There’d be no need for me anymore, anymore!

Will I, if you want me
Give you all the love in the world that a man could
Still I-hi-hi, if I needed, I could.

We’re For The Dark (Pete Ham)

Tell me the day and I’ll set you free, what you wanna be
Show me the way and I’ll let you see what you do to me
Well, it’s not enough to live
If you’re gonna take, then you have to give
We’re for the dark, mm-baby, you and I

Show me the clouds and I’ll give you sky if you want me to
Show me the crowds and I’ll make you sigh if you take me through
Well, it’s not enough to be
If you’re gonna look, then you have to see
We’re for the dark, mm-baby, you and I
A-baby, you and I-hi
A-baby, you and I-hi-hi
A-baby, you and I-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

Show me the way and I’ll set you free, what you oughta be
Tell me the day and I’ll let you see what you do to me
Well, it’s not enough to live
If you’re gonna take, then you have to give
We’re for the dark, mm-baby, you and I

Show me the clouds and I’ll give you sky if you want me to
Show me the crowds and I’ll make you cry if you take me through
Well, it’s not enough to be
If you gotta look, then you have to see
We’re for the dark, mm-baby, you and I-hi
Baby, you and I-hi
Baby, you and I-hi
A-baby, you and I-hi-hi
A-baby, you and I-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha.

Bonus Tracks on Apple Records Remastered Reissues:

Photograph (Joey Molland)

Previously Unreleased Bonus Material (1992):

Get Down (Tom Evans/Joey Molland/Pete Ham/Mike Gibbins)

Get down, baby
Get down
Get down to my heart

Be around, baby
Be ’round
Be ’round when I call

You say your name is Mary
But I got my point of view
Got the time to show you that it’s true
Yes I do

Thrill me, baby
Come on
Way down to my feet

Get down, baby
Get down
Get down to my heart

You say your name is Mary
But I got my point of view
I got the time to show you that it’s true
Yes I do.  Get down.

Loving You (Mike Gibbins)

I’ve got what I need, I know you’re there
Call my name, I’ll be there
I want you to know, it’s on my mind
I’m afraid of the pain that you hide

Anytime fear surrounds you, let it pass away
Hold it down, turn around
Love will come your way

I want you to be, it’s all I need
Loving you, loving me

I’ve got what I need, I know you’re there
Call my name, I’ll be there

Anytime fear surrounds you, let it pass away
Hold it down, turn around
Love will come your way

I’ll Be The One (Tom Evans/Joey Molland/Pete Ham/Mike Gibbins)

Where did you go when you were needed?
Was it some place I know where they care?
Rise in the rain
I learned to get by without you for the pain in my heart

I’ll be the one, we’ll be together
I’ll be the one, forever and ever

Look at me now, am I the loser?
If you can’t tell me how, tell me why
But just the same
I learned to get by without you for the pain in my heart

I’ll be the one, we’ll be together
I’ll be the one, forever and ever and ever,
Ooooh oooh oooh, ahhhh Ooooh, ahhhh

I’ll be the one, we’ll be together
I’ll be the one, forever and ever and ever
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh…