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American Roulette Lyrics

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"American Roulette" is track #5 on the album Robbie Robertson. It was written by Robertson, Robbie.
"American Roulette" is track #5 on the album Robbie Robertson. It was written by Robertson, Robbie.

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He was born in the belly of the country
Over east of Eden, yeah
Confused by the big city blues
He didn't know whose life he's leading, no

Put yourself behind the wheel
And see if you can get that feel, oh
Move faster by night and
Move faster by night

The windows were all shattered
And the body was all battered

American Roulette
Stake your life upon it
American Roulette
Same eyes, same eyes
American Roulette

Take that boy and put him in a mansion
Paint the windows black
Give him all the women that he wants
Put a monkey on his back

All of your so called friends
Take you where the sidewalk ends, that's it
Can't sleep at night, no
Can't sleep at night

Lord please save his soul
He was the king of Rock and Roll

American Roulette
Stake your life upon it
American Roulette
Same eyes, same eyes
American Roulette

They said she didn't have a chance in hell
For the American Dream
There's a thousand young blonds out there
Trying to make it to the silver screen

But she had the walk, the look, the talk
That shook the world, just read about it
Some like it hot, boy
But some like it cool

Too much for her to handle
Another scandal, she burnt the candle

American Roulette
Stake your life upon it
American Roulette
Same eyes, same eyes
American Roulette

Oh, say a prayer for the lost generation
Who spin the wheel out of desperation

American Roulette
Stake your life upon it
American Roulette
Same eyes, same eyes
American Roulette

American Roulette
Stake your life upon it
American Roulette

Songwriters
ROBERTSON, ROBBIE

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