I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford)
Elton John Bernie Taupin
Rock of the Westies (1975)
Like corn in a field I cut you down
I threw the last punch too hard,
After years of going steady.
Well I thought it was time
To throw in my hand for a new set of cards.
And I can’t take you dancing out on the weekend
I figured we’d painted too much of this town,
And I tried not to look as I walked to my wagon
And I knew then I had lost what should have been found.
And I feel like a bullet in the gun of Robert Ford
I’m low as a paid assassin is
You know I’m cold as a hired sword.
I’m so ashamed we can’t patch it up
You know I can’t think straight no more
You make me feel like a bullet honey
In the gun of Robert Ford.
Like a child when his toy’s been stepped on
That’s how it all seemed to me,
I burst the bubble that both of us lived in
And I’m damned if I’ll ever get rid of
This guilt that I feel.
And if looks could kill I’d be a dead man
Your friends and mine don’t call anymore.
Hell, I thought it was best but now I feel branded,
Breaking up’s sometimes like breaking the law.