Love Is A Bullet

by Poor Rich Folk

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1.
VERSE 1: Should purity be more to me than something I boast on a technicality? Or am I okay? Does loving the poor mean anything more than locking my door and looking away? PRE-CHORUS: I just wanna be another version of me, unsatisfied with mediocrity. CHORUS: I don't wanna love You anymore just 'cause I'm supposed to. I just wanna love You because I love You, not because I have to for You to save me. VERSE 2: Does faithfulness mean doing my best to convince You I love You when we both know that I could care less? Does walking the line mean wasting my time believing the lies, looking for loopholes, reading between the lines? PRE-CHORUS: I just wanna be another version of me, unsatisfied with mediocrity. CHORUS: I don't wanna love You anymore just 'cause I'm supposed to. I just wanna love You because I love You, not because I have to for You to save me.
2.
VERSE 1: Is it true that You love pornstars the same as You love pastors? Do You love the deadbeat fathers like You love their blameless bastards? PRE-CHORUS: 'Cause if that's true, then I need You to show me a thing or two. I need You to teach me to love. CHORUS: Teach me to love. VERSE 2: Do You really love the prostitute like You love the faithful preacher? Do You love the racist and the rapist like the Sunday School teacher? PRE-CHORUS: 'Cause if that's true, then I need You to show me a thing or two. I need You to teach me to love. CHORUS: Teach me to love. BRIDGE: Do You love those who speak against Your Name and those that follow You exactly the same? PRE-CHORUS: 'Cause if You do, then I'm telling You, if that's true, then I need You to teach me to love. CHORUS: Teach me to love.
3.
Come Through 03:18
VERSE 1: You say joy follows pain. Well, I'm suffering. You say life follows death. Well, I'm running out of breath. CHORUS: And I need You to come through, to come through. I need You to come through, to come through. VERSE 2: You say faith follows doubt. Well, my hope is running out. You say You and I are one. Well, I'm coming undone. CHORUS: And I need You to come through, to come through. I need You to come through, to come through. BRIDGE: And I don't know why I can't know why You do what You do. But if You'd just show me what You won't show me, I'd do what You wanted me to. I need You. I need You. I need You. I need You to come through, to come through. CHORUS: I need You to come through, to come through. I need You to come through, to come through.
4.
Long Gone 03:41
VERSE 1: I'm so tired of hearing the same things. I'm so tired of dreaming lonely dreams I'm so tired of all your promises, And I'm so afraid that's all this is. PRE-CHORUS 1: You should know me better after so long Than to try to fix things with another stupid song. If you wanna keep me then you've gotta prove me wrong. Prove me wrong. CHORUS: I am long gone from your memories. I am long gone from your dreams. I am long gone. You don't think of me. You don't think of me, so I'm long gone. VERSE 2: I'm so tired of having the same fight. I'm so tired of trying to sleep at night Hoping someday things will be alright when I wake. PRE-CHORUS 2: You should love me much more than to set me aside While you chase your dreams and leave mine out to dry. Everytime you leave you break me inside, inside. CHORUS: I am long gone from your memories. I am long gone from your dreams. I am long gone. You don't think of me. You don't think of me, so I'm long gone. BRIDGE: But you need to realize I need something more. If you don't open up your eyes, I'm walking out the door. CHORUS: I am long gone from your memories. I am long gone from your dreams. I am long gone. You don't think of me. You don't think of me, so I'm long gone.
5.
I'm Dying To 03:05
VERSE 1: I finally realize Though there are clouds in these skies Grab your coat, grab your shoes We've got everything to lose Baby I can see the sun in your eyes CHORUS: Oh I can love you if I choose to Oh I will love you. Babe, I'm dying to. VERSE 2: And when the day is through All I want is you There's no mile that can't be run And there's no race that can't be won. Everything in me just wants to say "I do." CHORUS: Oh I can love you if I choose to Oh I will love you. Babe, I'm dying to. BRIDGE: I'm dying to see you. I'm dying to hold you. And fifteen miles won't stop me this time. Not this time. CHORUS: Oh I will love you. Oh I will love you. Oh I will love you. Babe, I'm dying to.
6.
Jimmy & Lois 03:04
VERSE 1: Jimmy and Lois stood at the altar in 1946. It was Halloween, but it was warm outside When they made their promises. Money was tight, but with the end of the war There were plenty of planes to rebuild. So they scrimped and they saved every penny that they made But they never missed a meal. CHORUS: So here's to them and the love that they shared It's love that's seen them through 'Cause if they'd have given up, then I'd have never known love 'Cause I'd have never known you. VERSE 2: Well before too long two little boys came along And there were four mouths to feed And that hobby shop never really took off But it sure did meet their needs Then Jimmy turned 50 in '74 With Lois still by his side Well she loved genealogy like he loved model planes And they both loved their lives. CHORUS: So here's to them and the love that they shared It's love that's seen them through 'Cause if they'd have given up, then I'd have never known love 'Cause I'd have never known you. VERSE 3: Well sixty years goes by in a flash, and here we are today. It's just you and me and your whole family tree And it's time to celebrate. CHORUS: So here's to them and the love that they shared It's love that's seen them through 'Cause if they'd have given up, then I'd have never known love 'Cause I'd have never known you.
7.
Nuts & Bolts 03:42
VERSE 1: Lefty-loosey, Lacie left me two days ago Now I'm afraid she might be letting go Righty-tighty, it's just my pride see, I I've gotta be right every time we fight Anytime we disagree. She's so hard-headed, but I don't let her forget it And that's something I should change about my ways So I say I'm sorry, but she'll still ignore me For days and days and days. PRE-CHORUS: Nuts and bolts Nuts and bolts CHORUS: I screwed things up again Between me and my girlfriend And I hope it's not the end Of my and my girlfriend VERSE 2: Lefty-loosey, I yelled at Lacie and I was wrong So I'm writing another apology song Righty-tighty, I wonder why she won't pick up the telephone She'd rather let me sit here all alone Because she's so stubborn, but I can't help but love her And I know that won't change...but anyway I don't know what to say to make her want to stay with me PRE-CHORUS: Nuts and bolts Nuts and bolts CHORUS: I screwed things up again Between me and my girlfriend And I hope it's not the end Of my and my girlfriend BRIDGE: And it's just like me to say what I think But it's not like me to tell her what I mean So it's just like me to say the wrong thing, to say the wrong thing PRE-CHORUS: Nuts and bolts Nuts and bolts CHORUS: I screwed things up again Between me and my girlfriend And I hope it's not the end Of my and my girlfriend
8.
VERSE 1: Truth; it's like a hole in the roof of the place You set me free Grace; it's like You spit in my face just to make my blind eyes see. CHORUS: You do nothing for me that I don't need. You do nothing for me. You take nothing from me that I really need. You take nothing from me. VERSE 2: Life; it's like escaping the knife of a man who wants me dead And joy; it's like the eyes of a boy watching as thousands eat his bread Love, love, love, love; it's like the warmth of a glove when my hands are about to freeze. Hope; it's like the sound of a boat to a blind man lost at sea CHORUS: You do nothing for me that I don't need. You do nothing for me. You take nothing from me that I really need. You take nothing from me.
9.
VERSE 1: I was driving in the city last night All the places we've been so many times They all felt empty. I'm so empty inside. Is it so wrong to hold on so tight To that moment when it all felt right When I was yours and you were mine CHORUS 1: Oh where did it go? Where did it go? It all just seems so quiet. Oh where did it go? Where did it go? It all just seems so quiet now. BRIDGE: I'd rather say I'm wrong. I'd rather make you cry If only it would ease your mind. I'd rather fight my tears. I'd rather fight my pride. I'd rather fight with you Than be here alone tonight CHORUS 2: Oh, I'd give anything I'd give anything I'd give anything to end this quiet Oh, I'd give anything I'd give anything I'd give anything to end this quiet CHORUS 3: Oh where do I go? Where do I go? It all just seems so quiet now. It seems so quiet now. CHORUS 1: Oh where did it go? Where did it go? It all just seems so quiet now.
10.
Tonight 03:51
VERSE 1: I remember sittin' on your knee Laughin' my face off while you were bouncing me The funny noise you make when I walk by Pinch my leg, hug my neck and wink your eye I remember stories that you told And the way you'd answer the phone I'm still not sure why you had to go But there's one thing I know CHORUS: I know that tonight you're not alone You're with my Jesus, sittin', flippin' those dominos You're talking about baseball, reminiscing those days of old I know that you made it home. VERSE 2: I remember the day you said goodbye And the way you made all of us cry. I remember standing by your bed Reaching down and squeezing your old hands. Telling you what you meant to me And asking if you still believed. Well the word you spoke with your eyes Keeeps me comforted tonight. CHORUS: 'Cause I know that tonight you're not alone You're with my Jesus, sittin', flippin' those dominos You're talking about baseball, reminiscing those days of old I know that you made it home. VERSE 3: Well everything's changed since you've been gone. I've moved around, I've moved away and I've moved on. I still think about you everyday And it still brings a smile to my face. CHORUS: I know that tonight you're not alone You're with my Jesus, sittin', flippin' those dominos You're talking about baseball, reminiscing those days of old I know that you made it home.
11.
VERSE 1: Love, love can make you choose When you're winning just to lose For the sake of the one that you love. And love can leave you bruised, Bloody and abused, underpaid ad overused Just to show someone your love. CHORUS: And love can break your heart From the moment that you start To give yourself away to the one that you love. And love can play a part In tearing you apart. Like it or not, that's just the way it is with love. Love, love, love... Love, love, love...is beautiful. VERSE 2: Love, love can change your mind And take up all your time And help you to forget those days That you could not find love. And love can leave you blind And take away your pride. It can find you where you hide. You can't hide away from love. CHORUS: And love can break your heart From the moment that you start To give yourself away to the one that you love. And love can play a part In tearing you apart. Like it or not, that's just the way it is with love. Love, love, love... Love, love, love...is beautiful. BRIDGE: Love is not a thing you feel, No, 'cause feelings go away. Love is something far more real Than the words that people say. Love is a bullet in your chest. It's death to your own will. But you won't need it any less, No, no matter how it makes you feel. ENDING: Love, love, love... Love, love, love...is beautiful.
12.
VERSE 1: Oh my love, your eyes like doves Your skin so dark and so soft to touch. Come to the door. Leave your robe on the floor, And take my love and make it yours. CHORUS 1: Stay with me My beloved, love me And I'll make you feel lovely. Stay with me. Stay with me. VERSE 2: Oh my bride, why must you hide? I long for you to let me inside To lay you in bed, with my hand behind your head To let your hair fall down Like the finest of thread. CHORUS 1: Stay with me My beloved, love me And I'll make you feel lovely. Stay with me. Stay with me. BRIDGE: I wanna hear you speak. I wanna watch you sleep. I wanna feel you breathe. I wanna hear you speak. I wanna watch you sleep. I wanna feel you breathe. And I don't wanna leave. I don't wanna leave. I don't wanna leave. I don't wanna leave. CHORUS 2: Lay with me. My beloved, make love with me And I'll make you feel lovely. Lay with me. Lay with me

credits

released March 27, 2007

Executive Producers: Matt & Jennifer Winton

Produced By Poor Rich Folk & Mitch Dane

Engineered, Mixed & Co-Produced By Vance Powell

Assistant Engineers: John Netti & David Robinson

Mastered By Richard Dodd


Recorded at Sputnik Studios, Nashville, TN
All songs written by Luke Brawner (©2007 Hollow Phrases Publishing / ASCAP) except for "To End This Quiet," written by Luke Brawner & Josh Jenkins (©2007 Hollow Phrases Publishing / I Hope This Finds You Well Publishing / ASCAP) and "I'm Dying To," written by Randy Fuller (©2007 I Always Wear Black Socks Publishing / ASCAP)


Luke Brawner - lead & backing vocals, acoustic & 12-string guitars, concertina, banjitar & auxiliary percussion

Randy Fuller - lead vocals on "I'm Dying To," backing vocals, acoustic & 12-string guitars, mandolin, banjitar & auxiliary percussion

Jon Vanderveer - bass, backing vocals & auxiliary percussion

Andy Brannon - drums, percussion & back vocals


Additional Players:
Ben Shive - piano, rhodes & Hammond B3
Dan Haseltine - backing vocals & synth
Maggie Bolger - backing vocals
Andrew Osenga - electric guitars
Justin Saunders - cello

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