One Bullet

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A cautionary tale about an aerial hitman's latest job.

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Verse 1
Wind snapping through the wires
A roaring engine that never tires
A song in the ears
Of a man with no fear
This cavalier pilot for hire.

His latest job's a ripened peach
Shoot down the airship Anabel Lee
Over the coast
He'll approach like a ghost
And earn his exorbitant fee

Chorus 1
One... bullet! ...for each engine.
One... bullet! ...for each airman.
One... bullet! ...for the Captain
All... delivered with such precision.

Verse 2
A contract killer for twenty-five years
In high regard by his mafia peers.
From Bangkok to Praque
He'll take any job
As long as he's pulling the trigger.

He spots the airship off of his bow
A luxury ship with a passenger haul.
He lines up the sights
Of his twenty mike-mike
Ready to tear up her hull

Chorus 1

Verse 3
As he careens down through the sky
He has no idea he's been trapped in a lie
This passenger ship
Is an elaborate trick
A frigate in disguise.

As she lets loose with every cannon
The pilot learns a fiery lesson
Never get caught
Stripped down to your socks
With the wife of a mafia don

Chorus 2
One bullet! ...in his engine
One bullet! ...for indiscretion
One bullet! ...courtesy of the Captain
Shot down!... by his own passion.

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from Until the End, released August 24, 2011
Music and Lyrics ©2011 Mark Rossmore

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