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Chicago Soundtrack 2002 - 604:00

Chicago Soundtrack 2002 - 6.We Both Reached For The Gun

We Both Reached for the Gun is a song from Chicago. In the song, Billy and Roxie lie to the reporters exaggerating the truth about Fred's murder. This makes the reportesr and all of Chicago make Roxie a celebrity, much to Velma's chargin. 

LyricsEdit

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!"

TriviaEdit

  • The scene was spoofed in the Wander over Yonder episode "The Void." 

SingersEdit

  • Billy Flynn, Roxie, Mary Sunshine, Reporters and Announcer(Chicago)
  • Wander, Tricia, Raina, Sylvia, Reporters and Genie(MCF: Who Framed Tricia)

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