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The Band - American roulette lyrics

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American roulette by The Band


Gm C Gm C
He was born in the belly of the country, over East of Eden, yeah.
Gm C Gm C
Confused by the big city blues, he didn't know who's life he's leading, no.
Cm F Cm F
Put yourself behind the wheel and see if you can get that feel, oh;
Gm C Gm C
move faster by night, yeah, move faster by night, mm.
Am D Am D
The windows were all shattered, and the body was all battered
Eb F Gm
American roulette, stake your life upon it.
Eb F Gm
American roulette, same eyes, same eyes.
Eb F Gm7
American roulette.
Gm C
Take the boy and put him in a mansion; paint the windows black.
Gm
Give him all the women that he wants, put a monkey on his back.
Cm F Cm7 F
All of your so called friends, a-take you where the sidewalk ends, I said.
Gm7
Can't sleep at night, no, can't sleep at night, mm.
A D A D
God please save his soul; he was the king of rock and roll.
Eb F Gm
American roulette, stake your life upon it,
Eb F Gm
American roulette, same eyes, same eyes.
Eb F Gm7
American roulette.
Gm C
They say you didn't have a chance in hell, for the american dream.
Gm
There's a thousand young blondes out there try'n to make itto the silver screen.
Cm F Cm7 F
But she had the walk, the look, the heart that shook the world, Read about it.
Gm7
Some like it hot, boy. Some like it cool, mm.
A D A D
Too much for her to handle, another scandal, she burned the candle.
Eb F Gm
American roulette, stake your life upon it,
Eb F Gm
American roulette, same eyes, same eyes.
Eb F Gm7
American roulette.
(After soloing)
A D A D
Say a prayer for the lost generation, who spin the wheel out of desperation.
Eb F Gm
American roulette, stake your life upon it,
Eb F Gm
American roulette, same eyes, same eyes.
Eb F Gm7
American roulette.



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