Who Sang Billy's Got a Gun? Def Leppard

Def Leppard Pyromania cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
release date: 1983-1-20
genres: Rock
styles: AOR/Arena Rock/Hard Rock
length: 5:57
producer: Robert John “Mutt” Lange
lead vocals: Joe Elliott
mixer: Robert John “Mutt” Lange
engineer: Mike Shipley
background vocals: The Leppardettes
guitar: Pete Willis, Steve Clark and Phil Collen
drums (drum set): Rick Allen
keyboard programming: John Kongos
assistant engineer: Bryan New and Craig Thomson
electric bass guitar: Rick Savage
Billy's got a gun, he's on the run
Confusion in his mind, the blind leads the blind
Yeah, Billy's got a gun, he's gonna shoot ya down
He's got evil in his eyes, got a reason to despise
There's danger in the air

Can you feel it in the air?
Danger (Such a strange emotion)
Can you feel it in the air?

Oh he was locked inside a room without a door
His innocence he suffered for
In a world of black and white, they were wrong and he was right
Just looking for a clue, it's a nightmare come true
He's going underground to track that danger down
Oh Billy, why you got that gun?

Never give him an even break
Gettin' caught is the chance you take
It could be your last mistake
(You could be so helpless)
As a bird with a broken wing
Like a sheep in a lion's den
Gonna fall but you won't know when

You hear footsteps in the night, see shadows on the wall
And the ghastly sound of silence, as the mist begins to fall
Then a scream rang out like thunder, but the lightning was too late

As the rain came down on the crimson ground
It was the hand of fate
And a crowd of people gathered round, but Billy couldn't wait



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop)
  • 2 Photograph
  • 3 Stagefright
  • 4 Too Late for Love
  • 5 Die Hard the Hunter
  • 6 Foolin’
  • 7 Rock of Ages
  • 8 Comin’ Under Fire
  • 9 Action! Not Words
  • 10 Billy’s Got a Gun

  • Album Information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin