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​Oh God! Doesn't Work In Vegas

This song is by Reverend Horton Heat and appears on the album Laughin' & Cryin' With The Reverend Horton Heat (2009).

"Oh God" doesn't work in Vegas
On those casino games they play
But you hear his name requested
Every night and every day

They say, "Oh God, I need a king"
"Oh God, I need a queen"
"Please let me roll a seven"
Not a thing against you
But there's nothin' he'll do
From his office up in heaven

I'm sittin' at the blackjack table
And each hand I double down
Trying to win my money back
And I'm losin' every round
I say, "Oh God, please give me a nine
To turn this twelve into 21"
The dealer throws a ten
I'm busted again
Put a fork in me, I'm done

"Oh God" doesn't work in Vegas
It doesn't work in Tahoe or Macau
But if you've got a gamblin' addiction
He's chompin' at the bit to go to work right now

"Oh God" doesn't work in Vegas
Downtown or on the Strip
But people still hope he's helpin' out
With every card that the dealers flip

He doesn't work the Sands or the MGM
Binion's or the Palms
But alone in your room
He'll free you from gloom
And make your troubled waters calm

Oh, God won't throw a game
And God won't throw a fight
He may not help you win
But he's with you day and night

Now I don't pretend to know
Where God is gonna go
On any given day
But I do know for certain
That He'll stop all the hurtin'
And show you a better way

"Oh God" doesn't work in Vegas
It doesn't work in Tahoe or Macau
But if you've got a gamblin' addiction
He's chompin' at the bit to go to work right now

He won't abuse his mighty power
'Cause it just would not be fair
And it's just simple economics
We can't all be millionaires

So think about what you're askin'
When you go to roll them dice
Even if you win
It's probably a sin
And you'll pay a hefty price

Oh, God doesn't work in Vegas
He doesn't work in Tahoe or Macau
But if you've got a gamblin' addiction
He's chompin' at the bit to go to work right now