"Shot In The Dark" as written by Julian Bunetta, Dan Layus, John Fredericks and Chris Sachtleben....
I had a vision for the life that was ahead of me
I had a reason, I had a right and had a destiny
I thought I knew where I was headed
I would never look back

I had it all and then I went and let it slip away
I'm working overtime, I'm gonna make it anyway
Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose,
Sometimes you never get her back, oh you know
But I'm

Rising up slowly and getting higher
I've been living with a hole in my heart
It's weighing down on me, but I'm a fighter
But I know I still got a shot in the dark
Baby, we still got a shot in the dark

Sometimes in life you meet the people that you think you trust
Wake up one day, you find that everything had turned to dust
I always knew that you'd be waiting for me when I got back
Waiting when I came

Rising up slowly and getting higher
I've been living with a hole in my heart
It's weighing down on me, but I'm a fighter
But I know I still got a shot in the dark
Baby we still got a shot in the dark

I'm gonna find a way
I'm gonna find a way out
I'm gonna find a way

I got a vision for the life that's right in front of me
I got a right, I got a reason, got a destiny
I know exactly where I'm headed and I'm never looking back
Well, nothing's holding me back
Well, nothing's holding me back

From rising up slowly and getting higher
I've been living with a hole in my heart
Weighing down on me man, well I'm a fighter
But I know I still got a shot in the dark
Rising up slowly, I'm getting higher
I've been living with a hole in my heart
Weighing down on me, baby I'm a fighter
I know I still got a shot in the dark
Baby, we still got a shot in the dark
And I know that I still got a shot


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"Shot in the Dark" as written by John Fredericks Julian Bunetta

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, SHANNON PETER PIPER PUBLISHING

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    General CommentLike most of his songs I feel like it's about his personal relationship with his wife... Having not been there and taking it for grain of salt. Great message because everyone has been there. You don't realize what you have until it's gone or your losing it.
    Liveespn777on September 07, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis is my personal anthem! Love this song!
    MusicLover23on June 28, 2012   Link
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    General CommentAnyone who ever said, "I'm a lover not a fighter," has never had the true experience of love.

    Love is something you have to fight for every day, even when that choice is difficult (or far-fetched).

    The best part of this song is perhaps the verb tense change, from the first to final verse, from past tense to present tense, Such an excellent parallel, highlighted by the stripping away of the instruments.

    The certainty is truly frightening; but yes, have courage.
    davidecoyoteon July 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song speaks to me on such a personal level, it emphasises that it won't always be smooth sailing when it comes to love and life.

    He made mistakes, that left him feeling depressed and disappointed in himself. He acknowledges those mistakes and has the faith and hope that he can get his life back on track.
    Even if it seems unlikely, we always have a chance and a choice. He had the strength to continue fighting for what he lost and isn't giving up.
    Beatinghearton July 12, 2013   Link

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