Christine Baranski, Cleve Asbury, Shaun Amyot, Rick Negron, Taye Diggs We Both Reached For The Gun cover

We Both Reached For The Gun
by , Cleve Asbury, Shaun Amyot, Rick Negron & Taye Diggs
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
January 1, 2001
Ratings

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
[REPORTERS]
Where'd you come from?
Verse 2
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Mississippi
Verse 3
[REPORTERS]
And your parents?
Verse 4
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Very wealthy.
Verse 5
[REPORTERS]
Where are they now?
Verse 6
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Six feet under.
Verse 7
[BILLY]
But she was granted one more start
Verse 8
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
The convent of The Sacred Heart!
Verse 9
[REPORTERS]
When'd you get here?
Verse 10
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
1920
Verse 11
[REPORTERS]
How old were you?
Verse 12
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Don't remember
Verse 13
[REPORTERS]
Then what happened?
Verse 14
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
I met Amos
And he stole my heart away
Convinced me to elope one day
Verse 15
[MARY SUNSHINE (spoken)]
Oh you poor dear I can't believe what you have been through A convent girl! A run-away marriage!
Now tell us roxie...
Verse 16
[MARY SUNSHINE]
Who's Fred Casely?
Verse 17
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
My ex-boyfriend.
Verse 18
[REPORTERS]
Why'd you shoot him?
Verse 19
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
I was leavin'.
Verse 20
[REPORTERS]
Was he angry?
Verse 21
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Like a madman
Still I said, "Fred, move along."
Verse 22
[BILLY]
She knew that she was doing wrong.
Verse 23
[REPORTERS]
Then describe it.
Verse 24
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
He came toward me.
Verse 25
[REPORTERS]
With the pistol?
Verse 26
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
From my bureau.
Verse 27
[REPORTERS]
Did you fight him?
Verse 28
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Like a tiger.
Verse 29
[BILLY]
He had strength and she had none.
Verse 30
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
And yet we both reached for the gun
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes we both
Oh yes we both
Oh yes, we both reached for
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun
Oh yes, we both reached for the gun
For the gun.
Verse 31
[REPORTERS]
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes they both
Oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both reached for
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun,
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
for the gun.
Verse 32
[BILLY]
Understandable, understandable
Yes it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, Comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible
It's so defensible
Verse 33
[REPORTERS]
How're you feeling?
Verse 34
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Very frightened
Verse 35
[REPORTERS]
Are you sorry?
Verse 36
[ROXIE]
Are you kidding?
Verse 37
[REPORTERS]
What's your statement?
Verse 38
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
All I'd say is
Though my choo-choo jumped the track
I'd give my life to bring him back
Verse 39
[REPORTERS]
And?
Verse 40
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Stay away from...
Verse 41
[REPORTERS]
What?
Verse 42
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Jazz and liquor...
Verse 43
[REPORTERS]
And?
Verse 44
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
And the men who...
Verse 45
[REPORTERS]
What?
Verse 46
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Play for fun...
Verse 47
[REPORTERS]
And what?
Verse 48
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
That's the thougt that...
Verse 49
[REPORTERS]
Yeah
Verse 50
[BILLY (as Roxie)]
Came upon me...
Verse 51
[REPORTERS]
When?
Verse 52
[BILLY]
When we both reached for the gun!
Verse 53
[MARY SUNSHINE]
Understandable, understandable
Verse 54
[BILLY AND MARY SUNSHINE]
Yes, it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible
It's so defensible!
Verse 55
[REPORTERS]
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both reached for
Verse 56
[BILLY (spoken)]
Let me hear it!
Verse 57
[REPORTERS]
The gun, the gun, the gun,
The gun
Oh yes, they both reached
For the gun
Verse 58
[BILLY (spoken)]
A little louder!
Verse 59
[REPORTERS]
For the Gun.
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both reached
For the gun, the gun,
Verse 60
[BILLY (spoken)]
Now you got it!
Verse 61
[REPORTERS]
The gun,the gun
Oh yes. They both reached
For the gun
For the gun.
Verse 62
[BILLY AND REPORTERS]
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both reached for
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
Oh yes, they both reached for the gun
For the gun.
Verse 63
Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes, they both
Oh yes, they both
Oh yes, reached for
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
Verse 64
[BILLY]
Both reached for the...gun
Verse 65
[REPORTERS]
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
The gun, the gun, the gun,the gun
The gun, the gun, Both reached for the gun.

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