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Toby Keith

Bullets In The Gun

27 Sep, 2010

Keith releases his single, Bullets In The Gun, from his album with the same name.

When we started writing this idea, which I’d had for a while, we thought we would do five or six verses and just tag the last line of each verse with ‘bullets in the gun.’ But then we came up with that fantastic chorus, which is just so strong. Growing up in Oklahoma, playing shows in New Mexico and Texas and being around the real cowboy thing, I’ve always been a huge fan of the Wild West. We’ve modernized it here – the guy’s not riding a horse, he’s riding a motorcycle. He’s lost and lonely and riding around trying to find his place in the world. And when he finds it, she’s a renegade just like him. He’s got that cold place in his soul, that missing piece. And she’s holding it. They’re soul mates. He really doesn’t commit the robbery, but he loves her so much he lets her do it. She’s tired of being treated bad, so that’s her jailbreak. She gets out. The cards are on the table and the bullets in the gun is Wild Bill Hickok. There’s no more gambling, no more bluffing; it’s do or die and we’re settling it. I never thought it could be a single, but with the response we’ve gotten from radio, it looks like it’s going to be.

Toby Keith – Bullets In The Gun