"Gimme a Bullet" as written by and Ronald Belford Scott Angus Mckinnon Young....
She had the word
Had the way
The way of letting me know
She knew the game
Called the play
Oh she hit me low
She said, "Now you go your way
I'll go mine
And that's a start"
Doctor, doctor
Ain't no cure
For the pain in my heart

[Chorus]
Gimme a bullet to bite on
Something to chew
Gimme a bullet to bite on
And I'll make believe
I'll make believe it's you

Don't need no drink
Don't need no drug
Don't need no sympathy
Sooner or later
Send me a bill
For what she's doing to me
Operator
Long distance lips
On the telephone
Come tomorrow
Come to grips
With me all alone

[Chorus]

Bullet to bite on


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae, edited by skoobie93

"Gimme a Bullet" as written by Malcolm Mitchell Young Angus Mckinnon Young

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    General Comment its bout a woman who breaks your heart and hes mad at her so he wants a bullet to bite on to help ease the pain. notice when he says" Gimme a bullet to bite on, And I'll make believe, I'll make believe it's you."
    Riot777on June 01, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool, im the first person to comment! anyhoo....great song, love the chorus, i have no idea wat it means but it is a kick ass song! ac/dc were great , they are nothing without bon
    Jill100on June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcool, im the first person to comment! anyhoo....great song, love the chorus, i have no idea wat it means but it is a kick ass song! ac/dc were great , they are nothing without bon
    Jill100on June 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOkay, from my viewpoint, he was trying to get it on with a women, but she knew he was and kicked him in the nuts and ran off.
    Powerrockon December 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentO my God!

    Where are the Rock and Roll fans?

    I'd have to say this is the most underrated true rocker of all time.

    Certainly in the class of any great rock and roll song.

    What is tougher to bite on than a Bullet?
    That sums up Bon's pain from losing the girl. A VERY under-rated lyricist.
    pton August 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah he is a underrated lyricist. My 2nd favorite lyricist. AC/DC isn't as good without Bon, but Brian still rocks
    Weezerspideron September 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is about a bad breakup "She said, "Now you go your way / I'll go mine /And that's a start"".

    It's about depression "Doctor, doctor / Ain't no cure / For the pain in my heart".

    It's about suicide "Gimme a bullet to bite on". The other songs on Powerage are all about drugs, depression, poverty, and suicide.

    Yet another of Bon's reference to gambling "She knew the game / Called the play / Oh she hit me low". Life is a gamble. Ever hear the line "I'm a wheeler / I'm a dealer." More gambling.

    Underrated? I don't think so. By whose rating system? If you think Bon is a great lyricist, you should express that. Saying that he's underrated is expressing what others think about him, not what you think. I think Bon's lyrics are descriptive and concise. They really put his feelings about life right out there for the world to see. In that regard, he was a great lyricist.
    evikjameson January 29, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is a simple song about heartbreak after a relationship with a very danceable beat for ac/dc

    the person yo said it was about suicide is way off

    there is no acdc song about depression ever

    they are one of the great rnr bands that were light hearted like rock in roll is meant tobe
    indiankirbyon September 20, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSo, What if I was to submit these lyrics from memory?? Where's the bloody copyright infringement there?
    johndawtzon September 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about a relationship of a musician. She knew that this meant he would be around and on tour and not at home ("she knew the game"). He's about to go on tour ("you go your way") so the relationship is over. On Tour he wants her with him and neither booze nor drugs of sympathies help him get over her. So he calls her ("long distance lips") and cannot wait to see her again.
    supersoulon February 21, 2017   Link

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