I am your holy totem
I am you sick taboo
Radical and radiant
I'm your nightmare coming true
I am your worst enemy
I am your dearest friend
Malignantly malevolent
I am of divine descent

I have come to rock your world
I have come to shake your faith
Anathematic anarchist
I have come to take my place

I am your unconsciousness
I am unrestrained excess
Metamorphic restlessness
I'm your unexpectedness

I am your apocalypse
I am your belief unwrought
Monolithic juggernaut
I'm the illegitimate son of god

Stray bullet
From the barrel of love
Stray bullet
From the heavens above
Stray bullet
Ready or not
I'm the illegitimate son of god


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    General CommentI think what attracted the shooters to this song was the meaning that I always got from it. It's a song about being a lone wolf, a mechanism for change in the world. A heroic individual if you will, in the Romantic sense. An individual who is at odds with the society around him, and his greatest struggle is to transcend those boundaries which are made by the moral code. Once these are transcended, the hero also transcends himself and thus is in a way divine. Change throughout history has not come through the consensus of the crowd, but from timeless individuals who sacrifice their personal comfort for a higher calling. Do not confuse higher calling with some dogmatized Christian concept. It doesn't have to be religious at all, but such a thing is very spiritual.
    Impergiumon December 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Christian bastards that commit violent crimes and stuff in the name of God.
    sonofajezebelon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFinally a song about why some religious zealots are hated by people.
    femmefatale1990on March 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe best part of this song, maybe one of the greatest KMFDM moments ever, is that sample in the middle of the song:

    "Even if God REALLY existed, it would be necessary to ABOLISH HIM!!!"

    Where on earth did they get that? It's so damn cool
    azraelfarishtaon April 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favourite KMFDM song...STRAY BULLET.
    Faaip De Oiadon December 29, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentRe: God, it's a (paraphrased) quote by Mikhail Bakunin, a Russian anarchist and atheist. en.wikiquote.org/wiki/…
    Xav-Rahmiron March 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think it not only speaks out against organized religion, but I think that the song has more than one meaning.

    For example, I think the song could be sung from the perspective of a stray bullet; whereas the meaning of the song would then be that one single stray bullet could change the entire scope of the world, which it can.
    jaebberson September 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAuvinen, who opened fire at Jokela High School used this song in the video he made just hours before he carried out the killing spree.
    undeadcorpseon November 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^ yeah that coward tainted this song. how annoying.
    renegade2020on November 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song was already tainted by the Columbine High School shooters
    Gama-Bombon November 12, 2007   Link

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