"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" as written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David....
When Liberty Valance rode to town
The womenfolk would hide, they'd hide
When Liberty Valance walked around
The men would step aside

'Cause the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When it came to shooting straight and fast
He was mighty good

From out of the East a stranger came
A law book in his hand, a man
The kind of a man the West would need
To tame a troubled land

'Cause the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When it came to shooting straight and fast
He was mighty good

Many a man would face his gun
And many a man would fall
The man who shot Liberty Valance
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

The love of a girl can make a man stay on
When he should go, stay on
Just trying to build a peaceful life
Where love is free to grow

But the point of a gun was the only law
That Liberty understood
When the final showdown came at last
A law book was no good

Alone and afraid, she prayed that he'd
Return that fateful night, oh that night
When nothing she said could keep her man
From going out to fight

From the moment a girl gets to be full grown
The very first thing she learns
When two men go out to face each other
Only one returns

Everyone heard two shots ring out
The shot made Liberty fall
The man who shot Liberty Valence
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all

The man who shot Liberty Valance
He shot Liberty Valance
He was the bravest of them all


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"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" as written by Hal David Burt F. Bacharach

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    General Commenthow come no one commented on this song yet? its so dramatic and interesting!

    my friend first got me hooked to this and now we always quote it to each other =)
    *nemelcy*on April 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgod, my mom used to sing this song to me when I was a little kid, as well as the hanging tree. kind of fucked up choice of songs, but I loved them so much. this song has memories, which is what it's all about, right? I Love it.
    Henleyon July 16, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningIf youre not aware of the movie, you may not know this, but there are actually three men being mentioned in the song.
    Liberty Valance, the law-abiding man from the east, and the man who shot liberty valance.

    While the gun duel was between liberty valance and and "stranger from the east", the "man who shot liberty valance" was a third man hidden from everyone's view. He had to step in to save the "easterner" who was sure to be killed, and also to end liberty's reign in the town.

    With that in mind, I REALLY like the line "Everyone heard two shots ring out, a shot made Liberty fall"

    can be interpreted in so many ways. :)
    rishik17on February 05, 2013   Link

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