We left the toys out in the yard I took my wife and kids and left my home unguarded We packed what we could into the car No one here knows how it started Suddenly everything was just so out of control Now I want some answers, mister, I need to know I hear all the talk but I don't know what you're sayin' But I think I got a good idea of the game that you're playin'
Roulette, that's the name Roulette, that's the game now Roulette, I don't know what they're sayin' Roulette, everybody's playin'
I grew up here on this street Where nothin' moves, just a strange breeze In a town full of worthless memories There's a shadow in my backyard I've got a house full of things that I can't touch Well all those things won't do me much good now I was a fireman out at Riker's, I did my job Mister, I've been cheated, I feel like I've been robbed I'm the big expendable, my life's just canceled null and void Well what you gonna do about your new boy
Roulette, you're playin' with my life Roulette, with my kids and my wife Roulette, every day the stakes get bigger Roulette, a different finger on the trigger
Down by the river that talks The night speaks in searchlights And shortwave radios squawk The police patrol the streets But I've left behind the man I used to be Everything he believed and all that belonged to me I tried to find my way out to somewhere where I thought it'd be safe They stopped me at the roadblock they put up on the interstate They put me in detention but I broke loose and then I ran They said they want to ask me a few questions but I think they had other plans Now I don't know who to trust and I don't know what I can believe They say they want to help me but with the stuff they keep on sayin' I think those guys just want to keep on playin'
Roulette, with my life Roulette, with my kids and my wife Roulette, the bullet's in the chamber Roulette, who's the unlucky stranger Roulette, surprise, you're dead Roulette, the gun's to your head Roulette, the bullet's spinning in the chamber Roulette, pull the trigger, feel the click No further danger
Writer/s: BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN
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Andy Caulton from New HampshireSays everything you need to know about the quality of Springsteen's songs, that a song as dynamic as this DID NOT make The River. Driven, passionate new wavesque lyrics...[the Costello comparison is excellent], all framed by Max Weinberg's incomparable drumming.
Steve from Fenton, MoI always thought this song was written and sung in the style of Elvis Costello with the breakneck pace and the cramming of lyrics into the song so that Bruce can barely get them out and keep up with the tempo. A great song and great performance of the song in my opinion.
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