SON OF A ROTTEN GAMBLER
Writer: Chip Taylor
Publishers: Back Road Music Inc (BMI) / EMI Blackwood Music Inc (BMI)
From the album SEVENTH WAVE (German edition only) (1983)

And his love will be his vision
And he'll take you where you stand
And will you stand your life by his
And help the boy become a man

Will he be the son of his father
His father the teacher
Teaching love and honesty
Being his own man handler
For the son of, son of run of the mill run
Rotten gambler

Will the devil be getting to you
As you look back over what you've done
And what you've done, was it for reason or for rhyme
Or was it just for fun?

Will he be the son of his father
His father the teacher
Teaching love and honesty
Being his own man
For the son of, son of run of the mill run
Rotten gambler

Back on the road now you can lose your hand
There ainít no kingdom for a gambling man
You know the road now and you've made your stand
And when his light shines upon you, shines upon you

Will he be the son of his father
His father the teacher
Teaching love and honesty
Being his own man handler
For the son of, son of run of the mill run
Rotten gambler

Will he be the son of his father
His father the teacher
Teaching love and honesty
Being his own man
For the son of, son of run of the mill run
Rotten gambler