Just a Bullet Away

Written by Hetfield/Ulrich/Hammett/Trujillo
All roads they lead to shame
All drowning in the blame
All reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

All hide beneath a skin
A hope so paper thin
I'm at the door again
And the shine of the midnight revolver

        Even the promise of danger has gone dull
        Staring down the barrel of a .45
        
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck it 'til it's gone dry
        
        For all reflections look the same
        In the shine of the midnight revolver

Redemption purify
Will nothing satisfy
The scars just multiply
In the shine of the midnight revolver

Twisting in apocalypse
Death upon the fingertips
Frigid metal touches lips
And the shine of the midnight revolver

        'Cause you lied
        Just a bullet away
        Just a bullet away from leavin' you
        Just a bullet away
        Stop the voices in my head

Caressing death again
Becomes the heroin
Forbidden medicine
Puts a shine on the midnight revolver

Eternal borderline
All the faces intertwine
Oh God... now I see mine
In the shine of the midnight revolver

        Even the promise of danger has gone dull
        Staring down the barrel of a .45
        
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck... suck 'til it's dry
        
        For all reflections look the same
        In the shine of the midnight revolver
        
        Down In Misery
        Down In Misery
        
        Just a bullet away
        Just a bullet away from leavin' you
        Just a bullet away
        Stop the voices in my head

All roads they lead to shame
All drowning in the blame
Reflections look the same
In the shine of the midnight revolver

All hide beneath a skin
A hope so paper thin
I'm at the door again
And the shine of the midnight revolver

        Even the promise of danger has gone dull
        Staring down the barrel of a .45
        
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck on the barrel
        Suck... suck 'til it's dry
        
        Do all reflections look the same
        In the shine of the midnight revolver
        
        'Cause you lied
        Yes you lied
        
        Just a bullet away
        Just a bullet away from leavin' you
        Just a bullet away
        Stop the voices in my head

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Live Performances

“Just a Bullet Away” has been performed live 1 time

The song was first played live on December 7, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, United States

It was last performed on December 7, 2011 in San Francisco, CA, United States