Gimme Back My Bullets
Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics


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Life is so strange when it's changin', yes indeed
Well, I've seen the hard times and the pressure's been on me
But I keep on workin' like the workin' man do
And I've got my act together, gonna walk all over you

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back my bullets

Sweet-talkin' people done ran me out of town
And I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around
And I'm leavin' this game one step ahead of you
You will not hear me cry 'cause I do not sing the blues

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back, gimme back my bullets
I'll put 'em back
Where they belong

Been up and down since I turned seventeen
Well, I've been on top, and then it seems I lost my dream
But I got it back, I'm feelin' better everyday
Tell all those pencil-pushers, better get out of my way

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back, gimme back my bullets




Oh, put 'em back where they belong
Give me back my bullets

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Gimme Back My Bullets" tell a story of perseverance through hard times and standing up for oneself against those who try to take away what is rightfully yours. The singer acknowledges that life can be strange and challenging, but insists on continuing to work hard like the "workin' man do." Despite facing tough times and being pushed out of town by "sweet-talkin' people," the singer refuses to give up and will not let any more damage be done. They demand their bullets back, a symbol of power and strength, and are determined to put them back where they belong.


Overall, the song is a statement of empowerment and standing up for oneself in the face of adversity. The lyrics are straightforward and relatable, making it a popular fan favorite from the band.


Line by Line Meaning

Life is so strange when it's changin', yes indeed
Life can be unpredictable and sometimes strange, especially during times of change.


Well, I've seen the hard times and the pressure's been on me
I have experienced difficult times and have felt the weight of pressure on me.


But I keep on workin' like the workin' man do
Despite the challenges I face, I continue to work hard like a typical blue-collar worker.


And I've got my act together, gonna walk all over you
I am confident and have everything under control, and I am ready to come out on top against my opposition.


Gimme back my bullets
I demand the return of what belongs to me, likely referring to something symbolic rather than actual bullets.


Put 'em back where they belong
I want my rightful possession returned to its proper place.


Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
I am not joking or playing games, as I have already had my fair share of fun.


Ain't gonna see no more damage done
I refuse to let any more harm or negative consequences come my way.


Sweet-talkin' people done ran me out of town
People who talked convincingly and deceptively caused me to leave my town.


And I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around
I have consumed an excessive amount of whiskey.


And I'm leavin' this game one step ahead of you
I am strategically leaving this competition, already ahead of my opponents.


You will not hear me cry 'cause I do not sing the blues
I will not express sorrow or regret because that is not the type of music I make.


Been up and down since I turned seventeen
I have experienced highs and lows since I was seventeen years old.


Well, I've been on top, and then it seems I lost my dream
I have had moments of success, but also times when my goals seemed out of reach.


But I got it back, I'm feelin' better everyday
But I have regained my confidence and am improving every day.


Tell all those pencil-pushers, better get out of my way
I am warning anyone who tries to stop me, especially those who work in an office-like environment, to move aside.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant

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@TRAYANOVA

LYRICS:
Life is so strange when it's changin', yes indeed
Well, I've seen the hard times and the pressure's been on me
But I keep on workin' like the workin' man do
And I've got my act together, gonna walk all over you

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back my bullets

Sweet-talkin' people done ran me out of town
And I drank enough whiskey to float a battleship around
And I'm leavin' this game one step ahead of you
You will not hear me cry 'cause I do not sing the blues

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back, gimme back my bullets
I'll put 'em back
Where they belong

Been up and down since I turned seventeen
Well, I've been on top, and then it seems I lost my dream
But I got it back, I'm feelin' better everyday
Tell all those pencil-pushers, better get out of my way

Gimme back my bullets
Put 'em back where they belong
Ain't foolin' around 'cause I done had my fun
Ain't gonna see no more damage done
Gimme back, gimme back my bullets
Oh, put 'em back where they belong
Give me back my bullets



All comments from YouTube:

@patricknguyen7530

DEM BOYS FOREVER

@whateverahegao4269

“Terry Funk ain’t wear no mouth piece!” Jay Briscoe
LL JAY BRISCOE
DEM BOYS FOREVER

@JabbaTheAmerican

NOT ASTHETICALLY PLEASING

@renegadeloco1029

MARK DID IT, AND HE DID IT WITH THE JAY DRILLER! DEM BOYS FOREVER!!! 😭😭

@patricknguyen7530

MARK DID IT!! Shout out to anyone from ROH listening to this now

@michaeljensen3548

When that 3 hit, I lost my mind!

@brandong2972

Let’s go baby!!!!🎉

@SheriffOutlaw

❤🎉 #BriscoeBrothersForever

@krame99

Tony said it cost him a years salary why do it if your going to throw it in Marks face after he loses his brother.

@wyattbutler1828

Rip jay briscoe. Entering heaven with this song playing

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