You Bet Your Life
by Rush

Album: Roll The Bones (1991)
  • Just another hunter, like a wolf in the sun
    Just another junkie on a scoring run
    Just another victim of the things he has done
    Just another day, in the life of a loaded gun

    The odd get even, you name the game
    The odds get even, the stakes are the same
    You bet your life

    Just another winner, pours his life down the drain
    Just another island in a hurricane
    Just another loser, like a cat in the rain
    Just another day, in the path of a speeding train

    The odds get even, you name the game
    The odds get even, the stakes are the same
    You bet your life

    (Bet your life) Anarchist, reactionary, running-dog, revisionist
    (Bet your life) Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, creation, evolutionist
    (Bet your life) rational, romantic, mystic, cynical, idealist
    (Bet your life) minimal expressionist, post-modern, neo-symbolist

    (Bet your life) armchair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
    (Bet your life) deconstruction primitive performance photo-realist
    (Bet your life) be-bop or a one-drop or a hip-hop lite-pop-metallist
    (Bet your life) gold adult contemporary urban country capitalist

    Just another gypsy with a plastic guitar
    Just another dancer with her eyes on the stars
    Just another dreamer who was going too far
    Just another drunk, at the wheel of a stolen car

    The odds get even
    The odds get even
    You bet your life

    Bet your life
    Bet your life
    Bet your life
    Bet your life

    (Bet your life) Anarchist, reactionary, running-dog, revisionist
    (Bet your life) Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, creation, evolutionist
    (Bet your life) rational, romantic, mystic, cynical, idealist
    (Bet your life) minimal expressionist, post-modern, neo-symbolist

    (Bet your life) armchair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
    (Bet your life) deconstruction primitive performance photo-realist
    (Bet your life) be-bop or a one-drop or a hip-hop lite-pop-metallist
    (Bet your life) gold adult contemporary urban country capitalist

    Anarchist, reactionary, running-dog, revisionist
    Hindu, Muslim, Catholic, creation, evolutionist
    Rational, romantic, mystic, cynical, idealist
    Minimal expressionist, post-modern, neo-symbolist

    Armchair rocket scientist graffiti existentialist
    Deconstruction primitive performance photo-realist
    Be-bop or a one-drop or a hip-hop lite-pop-metallist
    Gold adult contemporary urban country capitalist Writer/s: Neil Elwood Peart, Gary Lee Weinrib, Alex Zivojinovich
    Publisher: OLE MEDIA MANAGEMENT LP
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • John from Asheville, NcHas a unique chorus, not terribly unlike Billy Joel's We Didn't Start The Fire...but it's not my favorite Rush tune ever that's for sure.
  • Kent Lyle from Palo Alto, Ca"The odds get even". The oddly disharmonic backing vocals in this vocal section may belong to Alex, who sang backup on this album. He had not done so since 1974 and did not do so afterwards. With more practice he might mesh better with Geddy, and he does minimal backup live, but he's never been much of a singer if you are willing to ignore his improvised crooning during live versions of "La Villa Strangiato".
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