Doc Pomus / Mort Shuman

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.
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 ev'ry deal.
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel.
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas.

Viva Las Vegas with your neon flashin'
And your one armbandits 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 ev'rything I've got.
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot.
Let me shoot a seven with ev'ry shot.
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,
Viva, Viva Las Vegas