American Roulette Song Lyrics

Robbie Robertson

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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, yeah,
Move faster by night, uhmm,
The windows were all shattered
And the body was all battered:

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

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Fallen Angel
  • 2 Showdown at Big Sky
  • 3 Broken Arrow
  • 4 Sweet Fire of Love
  • 5 American Roulette
  • 6 Somewhere Down the Crazy River
  • 7 Hell’s Half Acre
  • 8 Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight
  • 9 Testimony


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Robbie Robertson
    album: Track 5 in album Robbie Robertson
    release date: 1987-10-27
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Alternative Rock/New Wave
    length: 4:57
    drums: Terry Bozzio
    bass: Tinker Barfield
    background vocals: Kurt Neumann, Sam Llanas and Maria McKee
    guitar: Daniel Lanois and Bill Dillon
    keyboard: Garth Hudson
    bass guitar: Hans Christian
    omnichord: Daniel Lanois
    Chapman stick: Tony Levin

    Album Information

    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992416023
    script: Latin