Sam Cooper, Jerricat Music (SESAC), Red Heart Records, Jericat Group LLC

Lyric Credits: Sam Cooper & Ray Dahrouge
Music Credits: Sam Cooper & Ray Dahrouge
Producer Credits: Sam Cooper
Publisher Credits: Jerricat Music (SESAC), Family Harmony Music
Performance Credits: Sam Cooper--all tracks
Label Credits: Red Heart Records
Short Song Description:
About people who bite the hand that feeds them.
Long Song Description:
There are those in some people's lives that don't appreciate the love and comfort offered to them. When they end up snapping at their loved ones, songs like this come about.
Story Behind the Song:
Both Ray and I have had personal experiences with others who we reached out to, only to have them react adversely. When it gets close to the bone, the pain can be immeasurable. Ray came up with the phrase "I'll take a bullet for you, but I won't take a
Song Length 4:13
Primary Genre Blues-Modern
Tempo / Feel Blues-General
Tempo / Feel Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1 Pain
Mood 1 Heartbreaking
Mood 2 Moving
Similar Artist 1 Ray Charles
Similar Artist 2 Tom Petty
Language English
Era 2000 and later
words and music by Ray Dahrouge and Sam Cooper (c)2006

I've been tryin' to dig down deep to build a trust.
I believed you were doin' what you wanted, now I'll do what I must.
What seemed crystal clear now leaves me blinded in a maze I need to get through.
I'll take a bullet for you, but I won't take one from you.

The truth is still the truth, no matter what you say.
It's hard to swallow all the lies you feed me every day.
It?s so naive to hope that the errors of your ways will be obvious to you.
If you're feeling like a target with nowhere else to run to, just remember,
I'll take a bullet for you, but I won't take one from you.

For you to bite the hand that offers you a taste,
For you to fight against my love for you is such a waste.
Now as sorry as I feel, that there's nothing else I can do.
Bullseye! Now I can't muster up any more strength to try!

Perception, there's a viewpoint that you and I don?t share,
Of the way we see each other, but let's be fair.
If only you had a clue about the wrenching pain I'm going through,
There couldn't be a cut in my flesh that's hurt me more than the conclusions that you drew,
When it comes to self-survival, I guess we'll still do things we hate to do,
I'll take a bullet for you, but I won't take one from you.
I'll take a bullet for you, but I won't take one from you.