"Bullet Theory" as written by Gareth Davies, Matthew Davies, Ryan Richards, Kris Roberts and Darran Anthony Smith....
Who shot the bullet
That killed the air tonight
Without a thought, without a reason

Take a gun called hate
Up against your heart
And pull the trigger
And pull the trigger

It's over, it's only over
It's only over when we say

The smoke and mirrors
The lies that wind your tongue
Is this oppression what we wanted?
Or what we needed?
As we function on impatience
And our patience is wearing thin
And you live a lie that will destroy us all

It's over, it's only over
It's only over when we say
It's only over when we say

Back and to the left,
Come on and shoot motherfucker

You like this baby?
Just dance a little longer

It's over, it's only over
It's only over when we say
It's only over when we say


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"Bullet Theory" as written by Gareth Davies Darran Anthony Smith

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    General Commentthis songs about j.f.kennedy ("who shot the bullet")
    maddaaon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commenthow the hell do you know that?
    donniedarko28on May 31, 2004   Link
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    General CommentNo I don't think it's all about JFK at all. I think it may be more to do with politics in general. I'm not totally sure with all of the ins and outs of the song. I think they're basically trying to say people are getting tired of politicians lies and deceit ("The smoke and mirrors, The lies that wind your tongue"). And the next 4 lines in that verse are saying that people are getting angry and impatient with their governments, as they destroy all the good things in society.
    And then they use the JFK assassination as a way of signalling peoples anger ("shoot motherfucker"), and also a sign of possible things to come in the future if governments continue with the way they are.

    Well that's how I percieve it to be
    beni_ffafon June 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbeni_ffaf, thats what i meant,but i was too lazy to write it down
    maddaaon September 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with beni ffaf...but i def think jfk reference is in there because lee harvey oswald supposedly killed jfk, and if im not mistaken from 10th grade that his rifle went back and to the left plus smoke and mirrors symbolizes the cover up and what not. fuck it, funeral for a friend are rad.
    ryan...isarealboyon November 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's definitely about politics to some degree, and could be about JFK, but only 4 people know, and probably ever will...
    al.youngon December 22, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhats the part 'its over, its only over, its only over when we say" when WE say????
    BleedngBlakon December 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthe 'back and to the left' reference is from one of ffaf influences, texas from the reason, its one of theirs songs
    levikadeon January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy would it be about jfk? the band is from wales...thorougly british so why would it write about jfk that happened 40 years ago? isnt it a little big headed to presume a british band wud just write about an american incident. as for the song, its great. the song's lyrics are so vague though that altho people can say its about politics....it cud be about any type of system or government or authority or a pyramid of people/kids in school or work with the people at the bottom feelin so left out that theyr not as "cool" as those that bully them and look down on them
    newnoiseon March 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song clearly has referance to jfk the lyrics are "Back and to the left, ect" in the movie jfk i think it was that line "back an to the left" was to describe the "bullet theory" of the assassination duh!!
    Natedawg09on April 05, 2005   Link

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