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If you want to talk Lynyrd Skynyrd songs that pack a powerful punch, then you can’t go without mentioning their 1976 release, “Gimme Back My Bullets.”
The “bullets” referred to in the song’s lyrics are not actual bullets from a gun, but rather the bullets that Billboard charts used to show how a song was moving up the charts. Still, some fans took the word too literally, and would throw real bullets on stage whenever Skynyrd performed it. For their own safety, Skynyrd removed the song from their setlist so the behavior would stop.
All these years later and “Gimme Back My Bullets” is still a fan favorite in Skynyrd Nation. One talented Skynyrd fan proved just how powerful the song is through his stirring cover of it in his living room, of all places.
YouTube user Kalikeaux is like many others on the site. He’s simply someone with a passion for music and a desire to share it with others. With his covers ranging from the Allman Brothers Band to Hank Williams Jr., Kalikeaux has managed to generate thousands of views.
Out of all of his covers, it’s his version of “Gimme Back My Bullets” that caught our attention. He starts off jamming on his acoustic guitar, and just when you get used to how awesome that is he comes in and starts singing.
Words can’t even begin to describe how strong this man’s voice is. He sings “Gimme Back My Bullets “with the perfect level of energy and a little bit of fire, bringing its powerful nature to its full potential.
Once you listen to Kalikeaux sing “Gimme Back My Bullets “below, you won’t ever want him to stop. To hear more of his incredible talent, check out his other covers here.
We’ve heard a lot of Skynyrd covers, but this one really takes the cake!
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