Love Is A Bullet

by Poor Rich Folk

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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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Track Name: For You To Save Me
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.
Track Name: Teach Me To Love
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.
Track Name: Come Through
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.
Track Name: Long Gone
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.
Track Name: I'm Dying To
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.
Track Name: Jimmy & Lois
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.
Track Name: Nuts & Bolts
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
Track Name: You Do Nothing For Me
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.
Track Name: To End This Quiet (featuring Dan Haseltine)
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.
Track Name: Tonight
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.
Track Name: Love Is A Bullet
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.
Track Name: Stay With Me (Song of Solomon 5)
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