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We Both Reached for the Gun Lyrics


Reporters:
Where'd you come from?

Billy (as Roxie):
Mississippi

Reporters:
And your parents?

Billy (as Roxie):
Very wealthy.

Reporters:
Where are they now?

Billy (as Roxie):
Six feet under.

Billy:
But she was granted one more start

Billy (as Roxie):
The convent of the sacred heart!

Reporters:
When'd you get there?

Billy (as Roxie):
1920

Reporters:
How old were you?

Billy (as Roxie):
Don't remember

Reporters:
Then what happened?

Billy (as Roxie):
I met Amos
And he stole my hear away
Convinced me to elope one day

Mary Sunshine:
A convent girl! A run-away marriage! Oh, it's too terrible.
You poor, poor dear.

Reporters:
Who's Fred Casely?

Billy (as Roxie):
My ex-boy friend.

Reporters:
Why'd you shoot him.

Billy (as Roxie):
I was leavin'.

Reporters:
Was he angry?

Billy (as Roxie):
Like a madman!
Still I said, "Fred, move along."

Billy:
She knew that she was doin' wrong

Reporters:
Then describe it

Billy (as Roxie):
He came toward me.

Reporters:
With a pistol?

Billy (as Roxie):
From my bureau

Reporters:
Did you fight him?

Billy (as Roxie):
Like a tiger

Billy:
He had strength and she had none

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.

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.

Billy:
Understandable, understandable
Yes, it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible
It's so defensible!

Reporters:
How you're feeling?

Billy (as Roxie):
Very frightened

Reporters:
Are you sorry?

Roxie:
Are you kidding?

Reporters:
What's your statement?

Billy (as Roxie):
All I'd say is
Though my choo-choo jumped my track
I'd give my life to bring him back

Reporters:
And?

Billy (as Roxie):
Stay away from

Reporters:
What?

Billy (as Roxie):
Jazz and liquor

Reporters:
And?

Billy (as Roxie):
And the man who

Reporters:
What?

Billy (as Roxie):
Play for fun

Reporters:
And what?

Billy (as Roxie):
That's the thought that

Reporters:
Yeah!

Billy (as Roxie):
Came upon me

Reporters:
When?

Billy (as Roxie):
When we both reached for the gun!

Mary Sunshine:
Understandable, understandable

Billy and Mary Sunshine:
Yes, it's perfectly understandable
Comprehensible, comprehensible
Not a bit reprehensible
It's so defensible!

Billy: Reporters:
Let me Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes they both
Hear it! 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
A little louder! 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,
Now you got it! The gun, the gun
Oh yes, they both reached
For the gun
For the gun.

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.

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,
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun,
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun,
The gun, the gun, the gun, the gun.

Billy:
Both reached for the...gun

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, the gun, the gun
Both reached for the gun.

First Reporter:
"Stop The Presses!"

Second Reporter:
"'We Both Reached For The Gun,' Says Roxie!"

Third Reporter:
"Dancing Feet Lead To Sorrow, Says Beautiful Jazz Slayer!"

Fifth Reporter:
"Jazz And Liquor, Roxie's Downfall!"
Last Update: June, 10th 2013

Chicago Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Overture/All That Jazz Lyrics
  3. Funny Honey Lyrics
  4. Cell Block Tango Lyrics
  5. When You're Good to Mama Lyrics
  6. All I Care About Lyrics
  7. Little Bit of Good Lyrics
  8. We Both Reached for the Gun Lyrics
  9. Roxie Lyrics
  10. I Can't Do It Alone Lyrics
  11. Chicago After Midnight Lyrics
  12. My Own Best Friend Lyrics
  13. Act 2
  14. Entr'acte Lyrics
  15. I Know a Girl Lyrics
  16. Me and My Baby Lyrics
  17. Mr. Cellophane Lyrics
  18. When Velma Takes the Stand Lyrics
  19. Razzle Dazzle Lyrics
  20. Class Lyrics
  21. Nowadays Lyrics
  22. Finale Lyrics

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