"Bullet Proof Soul" as written by Stuart Matthewman, Helen Adu and Andrew Hale....
I was so in love with you
You rarely see a love that true
Wasn't that enough for you
Wasn't that enough for you

I would climb a mountain
I wouldn't want to see you fall
Rock climb for you
And give you a reason for it all

You kept on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun

Hit me like a slow bullet
Like a slow bullet
It took me some time to realize it

You kept on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun

I know the end before
The story's been told
It's not that complicated
But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul

You kept on thinking
You were the only one
Too busy thinking
Love is a gun

I know the end before
The story's been told
It's not that complicated
But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul

You were trigger happy baby
You never warned me, let me free
It's not that complicated
But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul
Think you got it, but you got all the trouble you need
I came in like a lamb
But I intend to leave like a lion

It hit me like a slow bullet
It hit me like a slow bullet


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"Bullet Proof Soul" as written by Helen Adu Andrew Hale

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    General Comment''I know the end before
    The story's been told
    It's not that complicated
    But you're gonna need a bullet proof soul ''

    what comes to mind is ''what goes around , comes around ''
    NIKKIEon April 08, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyup...i completely agree...in the begin she describes what she endured in the relationship and how deeply she may have felt for this person..but it was never reciprocated and was taken for granted. Then as the song continues, so does her transition from being the victim, to accepting the pain BUT finding strength in knowing the other person has it coming to them...be it from her or someone else...LOVE THIS SONG!..SPEAKS SO TRUE FOR ME :)
    random beautyon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my fav Sade Songs.... It has a lot of meaning I guess....

    I think it's about Cheating.... and or Being taken advantage of... The line quoted above is so deep.... but my line is:

    " I came in like a Lamb... But I intend to leave like a lion"

    WOW! She is telling old boy the you messed up bad this time! I was so silly and I gave you all these chances to love me right, to love me strong, to love just me... but you just keep messing around. I saw the end coming... and to delay the pain (The Slow Bullet Theory) I just stayed with you.... But now... I am out and out Hard and Strong!

    Damn Sade can write!!
    PotholesInMyLawnon August 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI AGREE!!!
    ONE OF MY FAVORITE SADE SONGS TOO!!!
    I think that she is using the metaphor of the gun
    to say that he used her love as an advantage
    hurt her.
    What I mean is when someone knows that you
    truly love them sometimes they seem to take
    it for granted and they tend to take advantage
    as well.
    But I definitely agree that the tables were turned.
    And in the end she learned alot.
    BINKZon November 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me i can relate to this song... I was deeply infatuated w/ this guy who I knew felt the same way about me but when we werent together, he acted cold. He always told me from the beginning that he had dreams he had to conquer and he couldn't let others get in the way (hint hint- me) but i went along w/ the ride b/c i loved being w/ him. but then i couldnt shake the feelings of failure w/ him, b/c like sade, i knew the ending already. so when i ended it w/ him, i finally confessed the untold truths about me, about him, about us and he couldnt say anything b/c then it was me who came out the strong one.
    xtinavon December 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOK, but what does the line, "Too busy thinking love is a gun" mean? How is love like a gun?
    danfrombostonon July 03, 2011   Link
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    Song MeaningI think the words of this song refer to herself. She is talking to herself. She loved and her love was not reciprocal. Her love was so strong, dependant, tender and vital, blossom in feelings and endearment that she thought that anyone could be satisfied, but not him.
    Try after try, date after date she was seeing and understanding that her love was doomed to die - "slow bullet" here means not the bullet itself but the slow motion, where bullet hits and victim falls down slowly loosing drops of blood.
    She was happy baby, never waiting such hit.
    She thought she need love, sun and skies - but she understood that she really need bullet proof soul first.
    I think this is the story of this song.
    Анатолийon February 18, 2016   Link

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