"Bullet" as written by and Charles Thompson....
Excuse me now I've got a call
I'll take this call from Valhalla
Please tell my friends from outer space
You are my son, you'll take my place

And if the revolution comes
I've got some good friends there

Take my place, after all you are my son
You take the moon, I'll take the sun
And by the way if the revolution comes
Please take my rifles, take my guns
A single bullet loaded in each one

And if you don't like my melody
I'll sing it in a major key, I'll sing it very happily
But if everybody is all aboard
Let’s take it back to that minor chord

You are my son, you'll take my place
Please tell my friends from outer space
I'll take this call from Valhalla

Excuse me now I've got a call
I've got some good friends there
Revolution comes
A single bullet loaded in each one

Please take my rifles, take my guns
And by the way if the revolution comes
Please take my rifles, take my guns
You take my place because you are my son

Excuse me now, I'll take the sun
I'll take my place in Valhalla
And if the revolution comes
Please take my gun




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"Bullet" as written by Charles Thompson

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    General CommentWhen I saw frank black playing a solo acoustic show in Camden, London, England he explained what this song was all about.
    When his father died he had to go to his house to sort through his stuff. Frank found in one room of his fathers house a whole pile of guns, each one was loaded with one single bullet!
    moore8on June 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI had always thought that the guns were loaded with single bullets for suicidal purposes. The old "save one bullet for yourself" rule.

    Valhalla is from Scandonavian mythology. It was a hall in which heroes killed in battle were believe to feast with Odin, the supreme god and creator, for eternity.
    drosson October 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's a father addressing his son. It's clear that the old man isn't all there. His delusions are a mix of Norse mythology, aliens, and imminent violent revolution. Seems as though the guy knows he won't be able to make it, so he's going to commit suicide and pass the mantle on to his son. This is a very very dark song about mental illness. One can only wonder what the boy must have been going through.
    Worsebrainson March 13, 2009   Link

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