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Big Guns

Written By Rory Gallagher

Featured On

Jinx, Live At Rockpalast, Loreley (1982), Big Guns: The Very Best Of Rory Gallagher, Disc 1, Live at Montreux, Disk 1 (1985)

Lyrics

  • WELL YOU THINK YOUR SITTING PRETTY
  • BUT YOU’RE SITTING ON A POWDER KEG
  • WELL, YOU THINK YOU’RE STANDING STEADY
  • BUT YOU’RE AS WEAK AS A MATCHSTICK LEG
  • WELL, THERE’S A RUMBLE IN THE CITY
  • THERE’S A CALLOUT FOR YOUR HEAD
  • NOW ISN’T IT A PITY
  • YOUR FUTURE’S JUST A LUMP OF LEAD
  • BUT NOW YOU’RE RUNNING SCARED, YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO RUN
  • YOU’RE CAUGHT BETWEEN THE LAW AND THE BIG GUNS
  • WELL, IT’S A LONG WAY FROM THE POOL HALLS
  • THROUGH THE RACKETS AND THE PETTY CRIME
  • WELL, YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE A TOUGH ONE
  • BUT YOU’VE BITTEN OFF TOO MUCH THIS TIME
  • YOU’VE STEPPED ON THE WRONG TOES
  • NOW LOOK WHO YOU’VE UPSET
  • YOU’VE WALKED ON THE WRONG TOES
  • YOU’VE GOT YOUR PICTURE IN THE POLICE GAZETTE
  • BUT NOW YOU’RE RUNNING SCARED, YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO RUN
  • YOU’RE CAUGHT BETWEEN THE LAW AND THE BIG GUNS
  • YOUR BACK’S AGAINST THE WALL, YOU DON’T LIKE IT THERE AT ALL
  • NOW YOU’RE TO PROUD TO FALL YOU GOT NO FRIENDS YOU CAN CALL
  • WELL, YOU NEVER FELT SO GRITTY
  • THE SWEAT’S POURING DOWN YOUR BACK
  • YOU’RE LIKE A TIGER IN THE JUNGLE
  • AND YOU CAN’T FIND YOUR WAY BACK
  • YOU HAVEN’T PLAYED YOUR CARDS RIGHT
  • YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE SIGNS
  • WELL, YOU TRIED TO RUN THE WHOLE GAME
  • NOW YOU’VE COME TO THE END OF THE LINE
  • BUT NOW YOU’RE RUNNING SCARED, YOU’VE GOT NO PLACE TO RUN
  • NOW YOU’RE FACE TO FACE WITH THE BIG GUNS

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