Once I had my heroes
Once I had my dreams
But all of that is changed now
The truth begins again
The truth is not that comfortable, no
Mother taught us patience
The virtues of restraint
Father taught us boundaries
The knowledge we must go
I'm trying to protect my unity

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

A friend of mine once told me
His one and only aim
To build a giant castle
And in it sign his name
Sign it with complete community

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

Now that the sky is empty
And that is nothing new
Instead they look upon us
When they tell me
That we're nothing
I say!

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

That's When I Reach For My Revolver song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentYou are wrong about that song being by Graham Coxon. The song "That's when I reach for my revolver" is a song that was done by the boston band Mission of Burma back in the 1980's .
    butterpecanricanon July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry, but this song don't belongs to Moby. This song belongs Graham Coxon from his LP The Golden D. Graham Coxon plays guitar in Blur. Well, Moby will never write a song like this!

    Sorry for my poor english

    BYE
    maleenieson June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSorry again. Well, this song can belong to Moby but I don' t think it. This song is in this LP but Graham Coxon don't write it, ok.

    BYE
    maleenieson June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmake up your mind.
    dresariion June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJesus, I hate it when people put claim that a song belongs to someone simply because they like that guy......for starters, Moby released this in 1996 on his Animal Rights album, Graham Coxon released it five years later......this song is Mission of Burma's.....accept. Plus the Graham Coxon version is cack.
    thenarratoron September 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt wasn't written by Moby, but he performed it, so it belongs here.
    Ryuuzaon September 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"When I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver."
    -- attr. to Hermann Goering.

    Presumably where the title comes from.
    oballon April 03, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain