A Bullet Lives On (click on song title to hear MP3 music clip)
© Jennie Avila

1. A bullet lives on. It's a soldier's clay
Once it's fired it does not go away
Listen to our stories, look at what we carve
From the lead of the bullets in our Civil War

2. A bullet lives on when it's in your hand
I'm carving a pencil from what killed a man
I'll sharpen a point and write a note
So mamma can't say I never wrote

Bridge 1: A bullet lives on like a story's end
I'm carving the bullet that killed my friend
Into a toy soldier to give to his son
So he'll remember his father and play with him some

3. A bullet lives on when you take aim
But if one finds you it knows your name
So carve your initials in the devil's lead
Keep it in your pocket and duck your head

4. A bullet lives on when it burns a hole
A hole so wide, God can see your soul
I'm carving a button from what took my brother down
To dress him up and lay him in the ground