Stray Bullets

Stray Bullets

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Liner Notes: 

I'm an optimist at heart (in my ability to maneuver around the chaos) but I look at what I see going on around me and hear & see in the rise in crime in major US cities and often wonder where it's all going.
That's the catalyst for the write manifest in a street voice (female) who sees it as it is and like many from all communities worries about her safety and a safe place to be in public or even to live free of violence that appears to be spreading.

I envision this as a rhythmic R&B tune, but could even be pop.

Lyrics: 

Stray Bullets

I never thought twice
Till I saw the vice
On the news, and in person too
Crazy's come into town
Everywhere, it's around
But it seems like this is nothing that's new

Don't want no
Stray bullets comin' home to me
At the store
In the mall
Baby can't you see
This urban war will expand
And no one will have planned
On stray bullets hittin you or me

Over my shoulder
The world looks colder
When I turn, to see someone dead
On the ground in the hood
Won't be misunderstood
And it's spreading to the future ahead

Don't want no
Stray bullets comin' home to me
At the store
In the mall
Baby can't you see
This urban war will expand
And no one will have planned
On stray bullets hittin you or me

They can sell yal the crap
But I see the trap
And I'm planning on leavin' I swear

Don't want no
Stray bullets comin' home to me
At the store
In the mall
Baby can't you see
This urban war will expand
And no one will have planned
On stray bullets hittin you or me

Sunfire © 2021



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Comments

Roddy's picture

Very good writing. The concept of 'stray bullets' is very powerful and you employ it very well. Dark and true.

Belladonna's picture

Good write and so true. I live in a small rural mountain town and it's pretty peaceful here, but you never know? I can't imagine living in a big city with all that's going on.

billwhite51's picture

i like the form of these lyrics. very classical.. the song reminds me of little murders, a play by jules feiffer in which a girl is killed by a guy shooting out windows, i had a friend once who, if i i paused while walking down the street. would get nervous and say, "dont stop. it gives them time to aim"

coolparadiso's picture

Yup this is a good one, would love someone to give this some music! It is very good

AndreaB's picture

This is powerful stuff. Such a sad thing when you hear of events like this happening in the news. It is horrifying to imagine actually living in fear, or being part of, such an occurrence. Tough subject, nice write!