The Last Gunslinger
I first saw the gunslinger shining on the screen,
bright shining on the screen like a star.
He always beat the villain, he always got the girl,
and then he would sing with his guitar.
He'd sing If I'm gonna die, let the bullet take me down.
He outdrew every lawmen, was the fastest and the best,
and he never had to show you again.
Death to him was nothing, just something that would come.
The question always is when.
He'd say If I'm gonna die, let the bullet take me down.
We both kept getting older. I saw him less and less.
And I wondered where my hero had gone.
Maybe down near Bandalier chasing rattlesnakes for fun
and screaming at the top of his lungs
If I'm gonna die let the bullet take me down!
The gunslinger died laying in his bed,
laying in his bed late last night.
And do you remember? Do you remember what he said?
Do you remember what he said late last night?
If I'm gonna die, let the bullet take me down.
And now I'm out walking in dead man's shoes,
in dead man's shoes all alone.
And I'm tired of talking so I'm singing the blues.
I'll be singing the blues til I get home.
And if I'm gonna die, let the bullet take me down.