Shot Through the Heart – Julie Matthews
From the album ‘Such is Life’ Julie Matthews


She was a good girl, from a small town
Big city lights pulled her away
Mama cried when she bought the ticket
Daddy said it’s a sad sorry day
“Don’t listen to a sweet talker, with a dirty mind
Don’t dress like a street walker
You come from a different kind”

He was bad blood, full of anger
Chip on his shoulder as big as a mountain
Like a time bomb, keep on ticking
Seconds passing but he ain’t counting
He saw her at the station, such a perfect prize
With a fatal fascination, he watched with hungry eyes

Chorus
Shot through the heart, shot through the heart
He had a strange obsession
Shot through the heart, shot through the heart

She took a bus across the city
Found a motel, that was cheap and clean
In the shadows, on the sidewalk
He stood unnoticed and watched her checking in
She unpacked her belongings and placed on the shelf
The family photo and the pistol
That her Daddy had packed himself

Around midnight, he took a side door
He climbed the stairway, to the third floor
His heart pound at room twenty three
He used the switch blade, like a pass key
In the dark room, he could just make out the bed and the figure
He touched the pillow, he felt the cold steel
She had her finger on the trigger

Chorus
Shot through the heart, shot through the heart
He had a strange obsession
Shot through the heart, shot through the heart
He had a strange obsession
Shot through the heart, shot through the heart
He had a strange obsession
She had a Smith and Wesson