Bullet Soul

Album: Hello Hurricane (2009)

Songfacts®:

  • Vocalist Jon Foreman co-wrote this song with producer Mike Elizondo (Dr. Dre, Rilo Kiley, Eminem and Pink). Foreman told New Release Tuesday about the collaboration: "We tracked a lot of it the day after we wrote "Your Love is a Song." I wanted to see what it would be like to work on a rock tune with him because I hadn't heard much of his work in that area. His passion and knowledge about fuzz tones were an incredible surprise to me. He brought out a song called "Bugman" as a reference (a blur song off of 13, a more obscure blur record that had some messier pinkerton overtones) and I knew we were on the right track. The demo I had done was much more subdued and with eclectic instrumentation (more of a cheap dust brothers concept). But he brought out a few Deviever guitar pedals and the song took turn towards the rock side of things."
  • Foreman told NewReleaseTuesday about the lyrical content: "We are the children of the scar. Our lives flash so quickly before us... This song was loosely based on a poem that I wrote a few years back. You only get one shot with your bullet soul, I want to make all that I can out of my one shot. Life is not perfect or ideal. Life is full of messy, bleeding dreamers. That's where things begin - Broken hearts making a broken record. But that's not the end of the story…"

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