"Bullets in the Gun" as written by Melvern Rivers Ii Rutherford and Toby Keith....
They used to call me lightening
I was always quick to strike
Had everything I own
In the saddles on my bike
I had a reputation
For never staying very long
Just like a wild and restless drifter
Like a cowboy in a song

I met a dark haired beauty
Where they lay the whiskey down
In southern Arizona
In a little border town
She had to dance for money
In that dusty old saloon
I dropped a dollar in the jukebox
Played that girl a tune, yeah

Never see it comin'
It just hits you by surprise
It's that cold place in your soul
And the fire in her eyes
Makes you come together
Like wild horses when they run
Now the cards are on the table and
The bullets in the gun

She was sittin' on my lap
We still had shots to kill
When a man pulled up
Who owned the bar
In a Cadillac Deville
He grabbed her by her raven hair
And threw her on the floor
Said no free ride for the cowboys
That ain't what I pay you for

She jumped up and grabbed my pistol
Stuck it in the fat man's back
Said open up the safe
And put your money in the sack
Then tied his hands behind him
And put a blindfolded on his eyes
Said if you're dumb enough to chase us man
You're dumb enough to die

Never see it comin'
It just hits you by surprise
It's that cold place in your soul
And the fire in her eyes
It makes you come together
Like wild horses when they run
Now the cards are on the table and
The bullets in the gun, yeah

We rode across the border
Down into Mexico
When you're runnin' from the law
Ain't that where everybody goes
We came to a town
With a name I couldn't spell
She gave me what I came for
In that Mexican motel

I woke to the sound of sirens and
The sound of running feet
There were fifty Federales
Locked and loaded in the street
She grabbed my 44
I grabbed the money in the sack
She kissed me for the last time
And we headed out the back

Every gun was on us
And every heartbeat pounded
The only thing that's left to do
When they got you all surrounded
She fired that old pistol
But we didn't stand a prayer
Money hit the gravel
Man, bullets filled the air

You never see it comin'
'Til it hits you by surprise
It's that cold place in your soul
And the fire in her eyes
Makes you come together
Like wild horses when they run
Now the cards are on the table and
And the bullets in the gun
The bullets in the gun
The bullets in the gun
The bullets in the gun


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"Bullets in the Gun" as written by Toby Keith Melvern Rivers Ii Rutherford

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentreally?!?!? no comments?!?!? wow. well this song is amazing it's wild and it tells a story too
    Never see it comin'
    Just hits you by surprise
    It's that cold place in your soul
    And that fire in her eyes
    That makes you come together
    Like wild horses when they run
    Now the cards are on the table and
    The bullets in the gun

    isn't that just like life...
    axyluvon November 10, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI was really surprised when I saw the music video after having heard the song on the radio a couple times. The lyrics alone suggest that both of them die, but not so in the video.
    whodaman52on January 02, 2011   Link
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    General CommentYeah thats what I thought too. It was still a nicely done music video. I think the ending also added to the real meaning of the song as told in the chorus.
    YankeeCowboy92on February 06, 2011   Link

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