Fun.: The Gambler Meaning
The Gambler Lyrics
All the kids have bloomed from babies into flowers in our eyes
We've got 50 good years left to spend out in the garden
I don't care to beg your pardon,
We should live, until we die
anonymous Jan 19th, 19:56 report
The gambler is a touching song about love and loss from Nate's dads point of view. Obviously his mother had a serious desise, however Nate's dad refused to let her go because he loved her too much so he wrote it for his dad to show him that he understood. The flower reference probably means life and children
anonymous Dec 12th 2012, 12:48 report
the story of his parents, definetly
I think that this song is based on Nate's parents' relationship. You can tell when he says,"So we moved to Arizona…" And he says they have a son, meaning Nate. Then he says they have a daughter, meaning Libbie, Nate's sister. Nate and his family were originally from Iowa, then they movEd to Arizona. This is a very sweet song and I like it.
anonymous Jun 25th 2012, 16:26 report
The song obviously seems to be about an older couple reminiscing about their relationship.
I really do believe that a lot, if not most, of the inspiration from this song came from lead singer Nate Ruess's own parents, especially in the part talking about the narrator's two children.
The song talks about a daughter and a son, which is the same as Ruess's family, and moving to Arizona, which happened when Ruess was a young boy.
I love this song. It's wonderful.
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