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Album: Gimme Back My BulletsReleased: 1976
This song is about Alan Walden, Skynyrd's manager before they signed with Peter Rudge. Skynyrd lead singer Ronnie Van Zant was very close to Walden and even served as best man at his wedding, but he was outvoted in the decision to fire him. Walden later explained that he made efforts to keep the band financially sound and get them to be responsible with their money, but they rejected these efforts. Van Zant would later state that he regretted writing this song.