� Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was 3:29

Originally released: March 1995

Available on: The Bends (album)

Alternative version: Live & acoustic At The Eve's Club - Fake Plastic Trees (single)

Limb by limb, tooth by tooth
Tearing up inside of me
Every day, every hour
I wish that I was bullet proof

Wax me, mould me
Heat the pins and stab them in
You have turned me into this
Just wish that it was bullet proof,
was bullet proof

So pay the money and take a shot
Lead-fill the hole in me
I could burst a million bubbles
All surrogate and bullet proof
And bullet proof
And bullet proof
And bullet proof


One of the songs that prompted reviewers to believe that Thom had some serious personal problems, Bullet Proof actually has a more universal meaning, which invites the listener's personal interpretations. This is truly one of the best songs in the band's roster, and one of Thom's own favorites. The instrumentation was created by Jonny and Ed; they recorded their guitar noises without listening to other layers of the cut. These guitar sound tracks were then put together and mixed with the rest of the song.