The Dealer

It was my fault, my move, my game

“The Dealer” is a song from 24 Karat Gold — Songs from the Vault (2014), Stevie Nicks’ eighth solo album. It was released on iTunes and Amazon.com as the album’s first digital single on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. A lyric video accompanied the song’s release.

Lyrics

It was my fault, my move, my game
If I’d known a little more, I’d a run away
It was dark out and I held the cards
I was the dealer and it wasn’t hard

I was the mistress of my fate
I was the card shark
If I’d a looked a little ahead
I’d a run away
I was the mistress of my fate
I gave it all out
If I’d really known you then
You’d a had to watch out

It was my fault, my move, and my wine
I see the sun now
And it still shines
But it was dark out
And I held the cards
Ooh, I was the dealer
And it wasn’t hard

I was the mistress of my fate
I was the card shark
If I’d a looked a little ahead
I’d a run away

I was the mistress of my fate
I gave it all out
If I’d really known you then
You’d a had to watch out

I’ll be the dancer
You be the player
I’ll just almost hold you
You just almost stay here
I’ll be the passion
You be the play
I’ll just almost hold you
You just almost stay here
I’ll just almost hold you
You just almost stay here

I was the mistress of my fate
I was the card shark
If I’d a looked a little ahead
I’d a run away
I was the mistress of my fate
I gave it all out
If I’d really known you then
You’d a had to watch out
If I’d really known you then
You’d a had to watch out

(Stevie Nicks) © 2014 Welsh Witch Music (BMI). Administered by Songs of Kobalt Music Publishing (BMI)

About the Song

“The Dealer” was rehearsed for Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk (1979) and Stevie’s first solo album Bella Donna (1981).

Commentary


YouTube

24 Karat Gold – Deluxe Edition

  1. Starshine
  2. If You Were My Love
  3. Mabel Normand
  4. Twisted (Bonus Track)
  5. 24 Karat Gold
  6. Belle Fleur
  7. All The Beautiful Worlds
  8. Lady
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Watch Chain (Bonus Track)
  11. Hard Advice
  12. Carousel
  13. Blue Water
  14. Cathouse Blues
  15. The Dealer
  16. She Loves Him Still

2022 Tour

Stevie Nicks

Jazz Aspen Snowmass
Snowmass, CO
Labor Day 2022

Ravinia Festival
Highland Park, IL
September 8, 2022
September 10, 2022

Pine Knob Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI
September 13, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sea Hear Now Festival
Asbury, NJ
September 17, 2022

Xfinity Center
Mansfield, MA
September 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Maine Savings Amphitheatre
Bangor, ME
September 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Sound on Sound Festival
Bridgeport, CT
September 24-25, 2022

Ohana Festival
Dana Point, CA
September 30, 2022

Hollywood Bowl
Los Angeles, CA
October 3, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ak-Chin Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ
October 6, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
The Woodlands, TX
October 9, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
Alpharetta, GA
October 12, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville, TN
October 16, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Credit One Stadium
Charleston, SC
October 19, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

PNC Music Pavilion
Charlotte, NC
October 22, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
Tampa, FL
October 25, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre
West Palm Beach, FL
October 28, 2022
w/ Vanessa Carlton

Edge of Midnight (2020)

Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (2017)

New Release

Stevie Nicks, Stand Back 1981-2017, compilation

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