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Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas lyrics

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn
So get those stakes up higher

There's a thousand pretty women waitin’ out there
And they're all livin’, devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
So, Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
Cause, even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away

Oh, there's Black Jack and Poker and the Roulette Wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you needs a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin’
And your one-arm bandits crashin’
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin’ day into nighttime
Turnin’ night into daytime
If you see it once
You’ll never be the same, again

I'm gonna keep on the run
I'm gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up, well
I’ll always remember that I had a swingin’ time

I'm gonna give it everything I've got
Lady Luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with every shot, sir
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas
Viva, Viva Las Vegas

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    It's about a vampire, who feels the lack of his soul; a soul which was set on fire by the bright lights city.
    He knows there's danger there, with all the high (wooden) stakes; but he must continue to meet the devil. He wishes there were more than 24 hours in a day, since easily 14 hours are lost as he must avoid sunlight.
    He hopes if his heart is strong enough he can resist being destroyed by the stake to the heart. But is he willing to take the gamble? The only suitable place for such gambling, is las vegas.
    The devil invited him to die in the city, but he chooses to live. Hence, viva las vegas!
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