29 Best Songs About Being Bulletproof

Can you remember the last time you felt as if nothing could touch you and stop you from feeling amazing? Life often beats us up to the point that we can easily forget what it feels like to feel that way.

The following tracks deal with being bulletproof, often serving as a metaphor for dodging and surviving life’s troubles in general. We might be mere mortals, but these songs can have us feeling (or wishing) we were bulletproof. 

“Bullet Proof… I Wish I Was” by Radiohead

Year: 1995

Leave it to Radiohead to point out the fact that we often aren’t as emotionally protected as we wish we could be. We often have to play different roles in other people’s lives, but unfortunately, the hero we wish to be for others isn’t necessarily exempt from emotional turmoil. 

More often than not, we wish we could be bulletproof so we don’t have to worry about letting others down. 

“Bulletproof Love” by Pierce The Veil

Year: 2010

The strength of emotions we feel for another person can often be to the very detriment of ourselves. That’s especially true in romance when one person leaves a relationship despite the other person’s intense level of love. 

Such a scene is painted in Pierce The Veil’s Bulletproof Love. The love might have been unbreakable, but the person feeling it sure wasn’t. 

“Bulletproof” by La Roux

Year: 2009

Romantic relationships frequently provide the most potential for emotional anguish. Nobody likes an ending, or the emotional fallout that typically accompanies such an event.

These endings make trying to start new again much trickier because we can be on high alert trying to prevent the past from happening again. La Roux’s Bulletproof is about hitting the scene as a single without fear of falling in love or someone else’s doubts filling your head.

“Stepping Stone” by Eminem

Year: 2018

All too often, when we are feeling overly confident and extremely ambitious, we can unconsciously use people as a means to our end. Such is the case in Eminem’s Stepping Stone, which is akin to an apology in the aftermath of the craziness of youth.

The song explains how invincible one can feel when in pursuit of the loftiest of goals. Whether we achieve those goals or not, we are still left with the aftermath of the actions we took to get there. 

“Used To Be Young” by Miley Cyrus

Year: 2023

It’s no secret that we change as we get older. Commonly, if you’ve partied through your 20s, you might not readily identify with the kind of person you were once you’ve reached your 30s.

That’s precisely what Miley Cyrus sings about in Used To Be Young. It’s the truth of these kinds of realizations that are rock-solid moments that can shake your life to the core. 

“Used To Be Young” by Miley Cyrus

“Foolish One (Taylor’s Version) [From The Vault]” by Taylor Swift

Year: 2023

If you’ve ever been in a one-sided relationship, you know exactly what Taylor Swift is singing about in Foolish One. This track is about being led on and strung along, secretly hoping that things might change but knowing better at the same time.

And yet, as the song explains, we often put up a front that this behavior doesn’t hurt us just for the possibility that things work out. 

“Bulletproof” by Godsmack

Year: 2018

Have you ever been hurt by someone else, only to have them come back around and wonder why you’re so guarded towards them? The track Bulletproof by Godsmack takes a closer inspection of these occasions.

While acting bulletproof can get us hurt, sometimes it’s a necessity to protect us from getting hurt again. 

“WILSHIRE” by Tyler, The Creator

Year: 2021

Nobody wants to get cheated on in a relationship, but things get tricky when it’s you who gets involved with someone else who is already romantically entangled. In WILSHIRE, Tyler, The Creator tells a tale of how he followed through on his feelings because of how invincible he felt.

This would only end up in hurt, but one has to wonder if this is karma for inflicting hurt on someone else for personal benefit. 

“Heat” by 50 Cent

Year: 2003

With the track, Heat, 50 Cent turns up the temperature to a boiling point while explaining how uncompromising and relentless he can be. He explains that, while he might be famous, he still operates by the rules of the street, except that now, he’s far more powerful than he used to be. 

“Hit Me With Your Best Shot” by Pat Benatar

Year: 1980

Relationship dynamics can get dicey when one party constantly treats the other badly, especially in public. Pat Benatar’s iconic rock anthem, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, tells how she is bulletproof against the unfair treatment of a lover who likes to put her down.

“I’m Bulletproof” by Mindme ft. Le June

Year: 2021

In the wake of a failed relationship, it’s often the decision to move on in life that can make one feel as if they are untouchable. Mindme’s track, I’m Bulletproof, tells of such an event, where turning to walk toward the future (rather than looking back at the past) provides emotional protection against the other person’s accusations. 

“What I Got” by Sublime

Year: 1996

This iconic Sublime track might just be the epitome of feeling bulletproof in a sort of live-and-let-live attitude. The song encourages its listeners to live a life led by love rather than letting anger and other emotions dictate the actions taken in life. 

Because at the end of the day, possessions aside, all you’re left with is memories and love (both for and from others). 

“What I Got” by Sublime

“Bulletproof Heart” by My Chemical Romance

Year: 2010

Despite lyrical imagery fit for a comic book, My Chemical Romance’s track, Bulletproof Heart talks about the sacrifices and lengths one will go through out of love for another. The song also mentions how lovers can help provide a safe zone for each other despite the fact that everyone around them may have their own differing opinions about the relationship.

“Boy” by Lee Brice

Year: 2017

Every generation of kids grows up thinking they know better than their parents. Yet, every generation of parents looks upon their children like younger versions of themselves, often making the same mistakes.

Lee Brice’s Boy is written from the perspective of a father looking at his son, knowing all too well that he’ll go through certain life milestones. And yet, should his son have a child, he too, will be in the same shoes looking at his own kin with the same thoughts. 

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