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An unwilling participant in a gunfight becomes a reluctant hero. The smell of gunsmoke punctuates the tragedies that are forced upon him. Recorded at Bob Kelly Studio in Las Vegas, Nv.
Acoustic - Acoustic Guitar
Charts #642 in subgenre today (peak #28)
Previous peak charts position #138
Jay Ramsey
February 17, 2012
MP3 2.5 MB
128 kbps bitrate
2:43 minutes
Story behind the song
I had an unplugged demo on "Gunsmoke" but then decided to add bass and percussion. I think I want to add a violin to this recording and Las Vegas has some fine fiddlers. However, their insistence on being paid is a temporary problem.
Lyrics
GUNSMOKE ONCE A MAN SMELLS GUNSMOKE HE’S SNIFFED A BIT OF HELL CAUSE BRIMSTONE HAS TO BE IT’S BLOODY BROTHER I SAW A MAN SHOOT DOWN A MAN AND I LOOKED THE OTHER WAY BUT THEN HE THOUGHT FOR FUN HE’D SHOOT ANOTHER BUT I GOT OFF A LUCKY SHOT AND PUT THAT OUTLAW DOWN AND PEOPLE IN THE TOWN BEGAN TO CHEER ME BUT NOW THE YOUNG GUNS COME AROUND AND TRY TO CALL ME OUT AND EVERYBODY ELSE JUST SEEMS TO FEAR ME I TRY TO TALK THE YOUNG GUNS DOWN AND TARNISH THE ALLURE AND TRY TO SAVE A LIFE TODAY IT MIGHT BE MINE OR YOURS AND SO FAR WHEN I DRAW MY GUN I GUESS IT’S LUCK OR FATE THAT I’M THE ONE LEFT STANDING ON THE LINE OF LOVE AND HATE MY CLOTHES SMELL LIKE GUNSMOKE AND MY HEART FEELS LIKE HELL CAUSE I JUST HAD TO SHOOT A BOY OF NINETEEN THESE PISTOLS MAKE ME DIRTY THEY’RE FILTHY IN MY HANDS I WONDER IF I’LL EVER GET MY SOUL CLEAN SALVATION’S JUST ANOTHER WORD THAT I CAN BARELY SPELL BUT I COULD SURELY USE SOME SAVING GRACE CAUSE EVERY GUNSHOT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE A TOLLING BELL THAT’S RINGING TO REMIND ME OF EVERY DEAD MAN’S FACE ONCE A MAN SMELLS GUNSMOKE HE’S SNIFFED A BIT OF HELL CAUSE BRIMSTONE HAS TO BE IT’S BLOODY BROTHER Words and Music by Jay Ramsey
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