Redlight King: Bullet in my Hand Meaning
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Bullet in my Hand Lyrics
A slow cuttin' knife
I've been drinkin' at a poisoned well
No home and a bag of bones
And nothin' else left to sell
I know why I'm in this hell
I just don't wanna believe
Past that line you just can't tell
anonymous Oct 5th, 10:25am report
Judging by the first verse alone it seems more like a battle with addiction, I can definitely relate to what he's saying. Although, all music is up for interpretation, thats the beauty of it, even if how you perceive it isn't how it was intended on being perceived and it helps you out, it doesn't matter.
anonymous Aug 5th, 2015 8:07pm report
Everybody is right. that's why I love this song so much. Reference to saving the last bullet for himself comment that was a good analogy. It's about the war you fight within yourself with addiction. The addicts around you lifestyle and fighting for recovery, for your life. And being determined to win the battle over temptation. Waking up after years of self-medicating feeling alive and determined to overcome the destruction of drug dependent lifestyles.
anonymous Oct 28th, 2012 10:26am report
The song is totally about being able to stop using heroin!!! There is indefinately no two ways about it!
anonymous Sep 14th, 2012 9:14pm report
The Video is clearly war themed. A recurring image is a man walking around a medical tent looking at the wounded. The song is about survivors guilt. He got one more shot at living, some of his buddies weren't so lucky.
anonymous Jul 30th, 2012 7:18pm report
Songs about heroin
anonymous Jul 9th, 2012 7:57am report
Its about when your in combat you keep the last bullet in your pocket for yourself and he didn't have to use it.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2012 7:19pm report
If you've ever attended 12 step addiction recovery meetings, then you know... this is what we sound like :). Gratitude... a certain feeling that we've dodged a bullet and fortunate to be alive... ultimately, God is watching and helping.
anonymous May 26th, 2012 5:20pm report
Addiction bad choices hurting the people you love all go hand in hand. This song is saying its never to late to change or make a good choice. I can relate alot!!!!
anonymous May 21st, 2012 5:14pm report
I think its about someone who has made lots of mistakes in their life and is getting a second chance to make things right.
anonymous May 1st, 2012 5:53pm report
I think it has dual meanings. I saw the video and the spitfire shown in it makes me think that it references both addiction recovery and the Battle of Britain
anonymous Apr 10th, 2012 4:15am report
It's about drug/alcohol recovery
anonymous Mar 23rd, 2012 3:53am report
I think he was in a war and the war was a darkness and he got shot in the hand and the person looking out for him is one of his partners who covers his back, notice the video shows war scenes and he is in an army hangar.
anonymous Feb 24th, 2012 2:28am report
An obvious religious overtone in this song. "There's someone lookin' out for me" followed by "I came out of the darkness with a bullet in my hand" and a bridge of "Can you see the light? I can see the light". Also the lines "I know why I'm in this hell, I just don't wanna believe"
These lyrics seem to be referencing a religious experience where the writer was at a very bad (dark) point in their life and found God and the bullet is a metaphor for a Bible or knowledge. The light being "the right way" or "the truth".
anonymous Jan 31st, 2012 1:57am report
My interpretation is that it's about a guy who was about to commit suicide and realized that it's not the way to go and
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