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Roulette  Bruce Springsteen

[Dm]                 [C]                 [Bb]                   [A]                                    
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-----|--------7-|-5---|-5-7-8----|-----|-----|------|-------|
--5--|-5-7-8----|-----|----------|-----|-----|------|-------|
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[Dm]                 [C]                 [Bb]                   [A]        [Dm]                           
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-----|----------|-----|--------5-|-6---|---5-|-6--5-|-------|-3-----|
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--5--|-5-7-8----|-----|----------|-----|-----|------|-------|-------|
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We left...
We left the toys out in the [C]yard [Bb]
I took my wife and kids and [A]left my home unguarded [Dm]
We packed what we could into the [C]car [Bb]
No one here knows [A]how it started [Dm]

Suddenly everything was just so out of control
Now I [Am]want some answers, mister, I need to know
I [Bb]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'

[C]Roulette, that[Dm]'s the name
[C]Roulette, that[Bb]'s the game now
[C]Roulette, I don't [Dm]know what they're sayin'
C Bb | F C | Dm
Roulette, and everybody's playin'

I grew up here on this [C]street where nothin' moves, just a [Bb]strange breeze
In a town full of w[A]orthless memories[Dm]
There's a shadow in my back[C]yard
I've got a [Bb]house full of things that I can't touch
Well all those things won't do [A]me much good now
[Dm]I was a fireman out at Riker's, I did my job
[Am]Mister, I've been cheated, I feel like I've been robbed
[Bb]I'm the big expendable, my life's just cancelled, null and void

But what are you gonna do about your new boy

[C]Roulette, you'[Dm]re playin' with my life
[C]Roulette, with [Bb]my children and my wife
[C]Roulette, every d[Dm]ay the stakes get bigger
C Bb | F C |
Roulette, a different finger on the trigger

[Am]               [Em]               [G]                  [D]               [F]                         
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[G]                  [Dm]                  [C]                                                    
-15-----|--------|-13--12-|--------|-----------|
-----15-|-13--12-|--------|-15--13-|-13>15-----|
--------|--------|--------|--------|---B(slow)-|
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[Dm]Down by the river that [C]talks the ni[Bb]ght speaks in searchlights
And s[A]hortwave radios squawk[Dm],
The police patrol the st[C]reets
But I've l[Bb]eft behind the man I used to be,
Everything he believed in and [A]all that belonged to me
[Dm]I tried to find my way out to somewhere where I thought it'd be safe
They s[Am]topped me at the roadblock they put up on the interstate
Th[Bb]ey put me in detention but I broke loose and then I ran
Th[Gm]ey said they want to ask me a few questions but I think they had other plans[Bb]
Now I don't know who to trust and I don't know what I can believe[A4]
They say they want to help me but with the stuff they keep on sayin'

I think those guys just wanna keep on playin'


[C]Roulette, wi[Dm]th my life
[C]Roulette, wi[Bb]th my kids and my wife
[C]Roulette, the bu[Dm]llet's in the chamber
[C]Roulette, who's t[Bb]he unlucky stranger
[C]Roulette, surpr[Dm]ise, you're dead
[C]Roulette, the g[Bb]un's to your head
[C]Roulette, the bullet's [Dm]spinning in the chamber
[C]Roulette, pull the t[Bb]rigger, feel the click
[F]No further da[C]nger
[A4]   [Dm]   [C]   [Bb]   [A]   [F]   [Am]   [Em]   [G]   [D]                                                           
-0--1--0--1--0--1--0--0--3--2-|
-3--3--1--3--2--1--1--0--0--3-|
-2--2--0--3--2--2--2--0--0--2-|
-2--0--2--3--2--3--2--2--0--0-|
-0-----3--1--0--3--0--2--2----|
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b....bend
rb...release bend
/....slide up
....slide down
>....hammer
<....pull
=....fast strokes
vvv..vibrato

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