"Shot By Both Sides" is a song written by Howard Devoto and Pete Shelley and performed by the English post punk band Magazine, which appeared on their debut album Real Life in 1978 and was released as a single in the same year, reaching #41 on the UK charts.
The name of the song comes from a political argument between Devoto and his girlfriend, in which she said to him: "Oh, you'll end up shot by both sides."
This and that, they must be the same
What is legal is just what's real
What I'm given to understand
Is exactly what I steal