"Bullet" as written by and Mathew/marvin Kearney....
Yesterday I was sitting. recalling. reminiscing
Trying to remember whenever there was nobody listening
Before the hugging and the kissing, the booing and the hissing
All I had was just a vision,
All I had was my ambition
Your love without condition
Kept me swinging when I'm missing
My eyes upon the prize
Kept me striving for the mission
When I was down for the count, falling out of commission
I can hear you voice now screaming out "son, listen"
Get on up, don't give up, though you struck opposition
Time to buck all that stuff, find out what's you condition
Like a pull in my soul, like keys in my ignition
Call you all my commission, my love and my vision and

It doesn't matter if they call me wrong
Doesn't matter if they steal my song
Doesn't matter if we're all alone
It doesn't matter at all

'Cause I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would cross any line, I'd swim across the sea
I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would lose it all, I'd take my fall
To show you it's for real

Remember when we used to flow together back in the park
You would slang guitar licks under the stars in the dark
You'd say let's grow together as this world falls apart
I was holding on to hope but hardly holding a spark
All the rhymes that I wrote you'd call dope from the start
I'd be like a pure note. like a quote on the mark
You'd go to every show and promote from the start
From the beginning we've been building much more than this art
Remember bearing scars in you car to impart you heart
You cared enough to call my bluff through the junk from the start
That's why you're holding onto half of my heart
You've been there through the times,
Through the nights that were dark and

It doesn't matter if they call me wrong
Doesn't matter if they steal my song
Doesn't matter if we're all alone
It doesn't matter at all

'Cause I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would cross any line, I'd swim across the sea
I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would lose it all, I'd take my fall
To show you it's for real

It doesn't matter if they call me wrong
Doesn't matter if they steal my song
Doesn't matter if we're all alone
It doesn't matter at all x2

'Cause I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would cross any line, I'd swim across the sea
I would take a bullet for you
I would take a bullet for you
I would lose it all, I'd take my fall
To show you it's for real


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"Bullet" as written by Robert L. Marvin Mathew Kearney

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    General CommentHow can there be so many few comments?

    There are many interpretations to this song. Being a romancist, I see it being very sweet. He has a beautiful singing voice but the rapping gives it more of a serious and upbeat tone to it.

    Just a wonderful song. Represents true love in all forms.
    toreniaon November 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIts about important people in his life that helped him get where he is and how much he values their relationships or possibly its just about one. Its about all it took to get where he is as well as who helped him and how he will never forget them and loves them so much he would die for them.
    coolmel12on December 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is tied to God and Robert Marvin his friend and personal manager-who both stuck it out for him. Mat noted this in concert as well. Look at the lyrics people!
    mkearneyfan#1on February 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentpersonally, i think this song is either to God or his father. but i feel like the first line wouldn't be right in a song about God. idk it might just be me. anyway, i think this song is about a dad who picked mat up and encouraged him when he was facing challenges both in his personal life and as a musician.

    "Your love without condition
    Kept me swinging when I'm missing
    My eyes upon the prize
    Kept me striving for the mission
    When I was down for the count, falling out of commission
    I can hear you voice now screaming out "son, listen"
    Get on up, don't give up, though you struck opposition
    Time to buck all that stuff, find out what's you condition
    Like a pull in my soul, like keys in my ignition
    Call you all my commission, my love and my vision"

    this verse hit me hard because it reminds me of my own dad, which may explain why i think the way i do about the song. regardless of whether it's about the love of an earthly or Heavenly Father, it's a great song
    BigDean93on August 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really sweet and sincere love song. Mat Kearney is amazing. The rapping in this song is possibly the only rap that I enjoy. He's amazing.
    AmberAmeliaon July 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree it is a really sweet and sincere love song... for Christ! Man, I love his songs...
    nak05on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh wow...i saw mat in concert, and when he was singing this song...he broke a string on his guitar...and he started singin..." i would break a string for you"...until they finally brought him another guitar! it was awesome!
    churchupunk1313on September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, the first verse is about his dad and what he'd do for him and the second verse was his best friend growing up
    jenksbaseballon November 03, 2006   Link
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    General Commentgood song, talks about God's unconditional love, his support, and ongoing relationship. first verse is talking about when he is down and feels God telling him to continue on. he continues by showing that all that matters is his relationship with god, and that he would take a bullet for his beliefs. That it doesn't matter, what he loses. listen to it and think of it as a relationship with God not another human
    tanner31on December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think its a combination of the last two posts. Certain verses are directed at certain people but the overall song is about God's unconditional love he feels.
    CIA420on February 03, 2007   Link

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