"Silver Bullets" as written by and J.p. Bowersock Ryan Adams....
Go and get the gun
Cause its only getting worse
Go and fill it up with silver bullets
Cause I can't see the sun
But I know its going away
And I can't make you love me
And you can't make me stay
I'm the wolves at the door
You're not supposed to let in
But you can't make me feel if I'm not feeling
And I can't see the sun
But I know its going away
And I can't make you love me
And you can't make me stay

Other Live Lyrics:
It's only getting worse
So I get loaded up
On silver bullets

And I can't see the sun
I know it's gone away
I can't be the one
If you won't let me stay

So go draw yourself a bath
And find the kitchen drawer
Cause you can't make me smile
Anymore

And I can't see the sun
I know it's gone away
And I can't be the one
If you won't let me stay

So honey, go find the gun
I think it's in your purse
And get loaded up
With silver bullets

And I can't see the sun
I know it's gone away
And I can't be the one
You can't make me stay


Lyrics submitted by BlueAndStarry

"Silver Bullets" as written by Catherine Anne Popper Bradley Smith Pemberton

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    General CommentJacksonville City Nights, what an awesome album.
    i love you Ryan Adams.
    and Spacewolf, rest in peace. you will be missed.
    taylorrr1211on December 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI can't help but feeling this song is the lament of a vampire. I'd usually be the first to denounce the vampire craze going on right now (yes, I realize this album came out prior to the teen vampire craze), so it kinds irritates me that I feel this way about such a great song. I think the song itself flows with Jacksonville City Nights as a whole, but I also believe RA would write and would get a good kick out of such a double entendre.

    Here's why I feel like this song could also be about vampires, it should be obvious.

    Go and get the gun
    Cause its only getting worse
    Go and fill it up with silver bullets

    -Silver bullets kill vampires, werewolves, demons, etc...

    Cause I cant see the sun
    But I know its going away
    And I cant make you love me
    And you cant make me stay

    -The narrator can't see the sun because it would harm him. Yet the narrator knows night will fall and he'll become the vampire he doesn't want to be. This causes his lover to no longer love him, although she would if she could make him "stay" his normal self.

    Alternately I think this line could mean she'll never truly love him, but she doesn't feel that's enough reason for him to kill himself.

    I'm the wolves at the door
    You're not supposed to let in
    But you can't make me feel if I'm not feeling

    -The narrator realizes they never should have gotten involved. I believe the "feel" that is talked of here, is love, the narrators significant other wants to be loved...but it's really just lust because of the vampire condition.

    I won't continue on because the song reiterates what I've said just in different words. The narrator in short wants to kill himself because by being a vampire he's robbed of being able to love and be loved like the rest of us. In the end rather than suffer or cause his lover to suffer he commits suicide. Like I said above, I believe this song is more about misbegotten love rather than vampires, but I can't help but see both stories played out here.





    STWag11on May 16, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo comments? pshh...

    axround3ron August 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSilver Bullets I think is a reference to Coors Light. The nickname for that is Silver Bulllets and he talks about getting loaded on silver bullets which makes me think of beer. He is going through a break up ( I can't see the sun) a reference to breaking up with nothing good in sight. Anyways I am a bit drunk but I have a live version when the song was first written and when you listen to it you can definitely tell he is talking about beer.
    bm1117on March 06, 2011   Link

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