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ZZ Top - Viva Las Vegas - Lyrics Meaning

ZZ Top is a band from Texas and was formed during the late 1960s. The band became so successful that it was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The band's success resulted in record-breaking sales and chart toppers. The band's music has been featured on movies and television as well.

'Viva Las Vegas' was originally sung by the King himself, Elvis Presley. No matter who sang the song, the lyrics made it clear what it was about: (Here is a few lyrics to read over -) "Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel. A fortune won and lost on every deal. All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel. Viva Las Vegas, viva Las Vegas." The song is all about Vegas. It's a foretelling of the good and the bad; its embodiment. The moral behind the song is to take everything in: the sights, the sounds; good and bad. There's nothing more to be learned from the song expect you should have a really good time visiting Las Vegas, NV.

'Viva' meaning good life - so you can interpret the title as 'the good or happy life in Las Vegas'. And that's the feel of the song.

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