Robbie Robertson - American Roulette Lyrics




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
Move faster by night
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
I said, 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 blondes out there
Trying to make it to the silver screen
But she had the walk, the look, the talk
That shook the world (Read about it)
Some like it hot, boy
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

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





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Robbie Robertson American Roulette Comments
  1. John LaStrada

    This album features also the great band the BoDeans on several tracks. This song features Terry Bozzio's drums, the BoDeans, and Maria McKee along with King Crimson's stick bassist Tony Levin and, and...Garth Hudson on keyboards. Great work here.

  2. Darcy Munro

    Love This.. LOVE Him !!

  3. Peter Wright

    This rips hard.

  4. Bob Kozinski

    Underrated song/ LP