Dangerous gun handling in songs!


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Yohan
March 17, 2003, 08:53 PM
Looking at pittspilot's post reminded me. What do you guys think of the usage of guns in modern day songs? I for one think it's simply ridiculous- For example...

2-Pac (Definition of a Thug Black Person)
"That's the way it goes, it's time to shake a hoe, make the dough
Break a hoe when it's time to make some mo'
I keep my finger on the trigger of my Glock"
He's breaking a safety rule! Not to mention Glocks are ugly

Taking Back Sunday (Cute without the E)
"And will you tell all your friends
you've got your gun to my head
This all was only wishful thinkin,"
He needs to call the cops!

Saliva (Always)
"The pistol's shaking in my hands and all I hear is the sound "
Could he be flinching? Someone needs to put the pistol down and get some rest!

It annoys me when singers write lyrics pertaining to guns! Share your opinions on these.

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Greg L
March 17, 2003, 08:58 PM
How about Skynyrd's Gimmie Back My Bullets. Silly things shouldn't have left the weapon in the first place... :)

Greg

MitchSchaft
March 17, 2003, 09:05 PM
I guess we've got too much time on our hands. Shoulda wrote a Congressman with your time instead.
Anyway, Saliva's from Memphis, fyi.:neener:

Average Guy
March 17, 2003, 09:08 PM
Beastie Boys: "... .22 automatic on my person/ got my hand in my pocket and my finger on the trigger..."

Well, that's two strikes...

pax
March 17, 2003, 09:24 PM
"Bubba shot the jukebox, last night..."

pax

There are more bad musicians than there is bad music. -- Isaac Stern

cool45auto
March 17, 2003, 09:49 PM
"I got a shotgun, a rifle and a four wheel drive..."

MitchSchaft
March 17, 2003, 09:59 PM
"I got a shotgun, a rifle and a four wheel drive..."

Lol, what's dangerous about that?

cool45auto
March 17, 2003, 10:01 PM
Sorry:D I couldn't think of anything else! All the good ones were taken!

Don Gwinn
March 17, 2003, 10:27 PM
"Accidents will happen,
We all heard Ricky say
He fired that six-shot to the wind
And that child blew a child away!"

(From the Skid Row classic, "18 and Life.")

bobs1066
March 17, 2003, 10:35 PM
"I'm gonna buy me a shotgun with a great long shiny barrel,
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun with a great long shiny barrel,
I'm gonna shoot that rounder that stole away my gal."

Jimmy Rodgers (the one that passed away in 1933)

TheLastBoyScout
March 17, 2003, 10:35 PM
"Send lawyers guns and money...."

You need the first and last because the BATF busted you for mailing the second to an individual???:evil:

pax
March 17, 2003, 10:35 PM
"I didn't know the gun was loaded,
and I'm so sorry, my friend..."

pax

It is extraordinary how potent cheap music is. -- Noel Coward

sm
March 17, 2003, 10:39 PM
"...staring straight down a 44..."
Skynard

cool45auto
March 17, 2003, 10:42 PM
"Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand?"

"I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady, you know she's been messin' around with another man."

-Jimi Hendrix

sm
March 17, 2003, 10:52 PM
"...32 gun in his pocket for fun and a razor in his shoe..."
-Jim Croce

Elmer Snerd
March 17, 2003, 10:54 PM
Hand guns are made for killin'
Ain't no good for nothin' else
And if you like your whiskey
You might even shoot yourself
So why don't we dump 'em people
To the bottom of the sea
Before some fool come around here
Wanna shoot either you or me

Lynryd Skynryd

Malone LaVeigh
March 18, 2003, 12:24 AM
Sonora's Death Row
by Robert Earl Keen Jr.

Me and the boys we cinched up our saddles and rode to Sonora last night
Gun's hanging proud, daring out loud for any one looking to fight
Card cheats and rustlers would run for their holes when the boys from the old Broken O
Rode up and reined on the street that they named Sonora's death row

Mescal is free at Amanda's saloon for the boy's from the old Broken O
Saturday nights in the town of Sonora are the best in all Mexico
They've got guitars and trumpets and sweet senoritas who won't want to let you go
You'd never believe such a gay happy time on the street called Sonora's death row

Inside Amanda's we was a dancin' with all of Amanda's gals
I won some silver at seven card stud so I was out doin' my pals
But the whiskey and mescal, peso cigars drove me outside for some air
Somebody whispered "Your life or your money", I reached but my gun wasn't there

Break:

I woke up face down in Amanda's back alley aware of the fool I had been
Rushed to my pony, grabbed my Winchester and entered Amanda's again
Where I saw my partners twirling my pistols and throwing my money around
Blinded by anger, I jacked the lever and one of them fell to the ground

Amanda's got silent like night in the desert, my friends stared in pure disbelief
Amanda was kneeling beside the dead cowboy plainly expressing her grief
And as I bowed my head a tremble shot through me my six-gun was still at my side
I felt my pockets, there was my money, I fell to my knees and I cried

A nightmare of mescal is all that it was for no one had robbed me at all
I wish I was dreaming the sound of the gallows they're testing just outside the wall
The mescal's still free at Amanda's saloon for the boy's from the old Broken O
I'd give a ransom to drink there today and be free of Sonora's death row
I'd give a ransom to drink there today and be free of Sonora's death row

.45FMJoe
March 18, 2003, 12:29 AM
Saliva (Always)
"The pistol's shaking in my hands and all I hear is the sound "
Could he be flinching? Someone needs to put the pistol down and get some rest!


Nah:

"I see... the blood all over your hands...
does it make you feel... more like a man...
was it all... just a part of your plan...
this pistol's shakin' in my hands...
and all I hear is the sound... "

nervousness.:)

makdaddy03
March 18, 2003, 12:37 AM
Just about all of rap reminds me of unsafe gun handling.

jsalcedo
March 18, 2003, 04:12 AM
When I was a young boy, mama told me

"son, always be a good boy. Don't ever play with guns"

But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.

Johnny Cash

another48hrs
March 18, 2003, 04:48 AM
My brother listens to rap and there's this new guy called 50 cent. I thought this was funny.

We ridin 'round with guns the size of Lil Bow Wow
What you know about AK's and AR 15's?
Equipped with night vision, shell catchers and dem things, huh

S_O_Laban
March 18, 2003, 04:55 AM
Rapp... Music:confused: :confused:

Sisco
March 18, 2003, 05:04 AM
In Skynyrds "Gimme Back My Bullets" the bullets he's talking about are bullets on the top 20 chart. A bullet means the song is rising on the charts, take the bullet away the song has stalled.

I'm a Skynyrd fan, saw them in concert a few months ago with Ted Nugent but I just had to go out for another beer when they started playing "Saturday Night Special". The VPC could use that as a theme song.

"Gimme Three Steps" has some dangerous gun handling;

"I was cuttin' a rug at a place called the Jug
with a girl named Linda Lou.
When in walked a man with a gun in his hand
and he was lookin' for you-know-who"......
....."He was lean and mean and big and bad Lord
a pointin' that gun at me".....
....."And I'm tellin' ya son
it ain't no fun
starin' straight down a fourty-four"

Johnpl
March 18, 2003, 07:50 AM
"Why they called it "Peacemaker", I'll never know..."

-Steve Earl: The Devil's Right Hand

Carlos Cabeza
March 18, 2003, 11:38 AM
The Police, Invisible Sun:
"I don't want to spend the rest of my life, staring down the barrel of an Armalite."

redneck
March 18, 2003, 12:51 PM
"When I was just a young boy
My momma told me son, always be a good boy
don't every play with guns.
But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him die.
Now I here that train a comin, I hang my head and cry"

Johnny Cash, "folsom prison blues"


"Don't take your guns to town son, leave your guns at home bill"

Also Johhny cash "don't take your guns to town" I can't think of all the words, "a young cowpoke named billy joe grew restless on the farm", and then got shot in a saloon.

Skunkabilly
March 18, 2003, 01:12 PM
'I'm gonna buy me a shotgun, with a big long shiny barrel.'
--T for Texas

Does it have ghost ring sights?

Dave P
March 18, 2003, 03:01 PM
Happiness is a warm gun
When I hold you in my arms, and I feel my finger on your trigger
I know no one can do me no harm
Because happiness is a warm gun (bang bang, shoot shoot)
Happiness is a warm -Yes it is - Gun..........

sm
March 18, 2003, 03:09 PM
Rocky Raccoon .

sm
March 18, 2003, 03:11 PM
I Shot the Sheriff

Joe Demko
March 18, 2003, 03:18 PM
The night was clear and the moon was yellow
And the leaves came tumbling down

I was standing on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark
He was barking up at the two men
Who were gambling in the dark

It was Stagger Lee and Billy
Two men who gambled late
Stagger Lee threw a seven
Billy swore, he threw an eight
Stagger Lee told "Billy,
I can't let you get away with that
Well, you've won all my money
And my brand new stetson hat"

Stagger Lee ran home
Went and got him his 44
Said, "I'm going to the bar room
Just to pay that debt that I owe"

Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
Said, "I' m going to the bar room
Just to pay that debt that I owe"

Stagger Lee went to the bar room
Boy, he stood across the bar room doors
Said, "now, nobody move"
And he pulled out his 44

"Stagger Lee", cried Billy
"Oh, please don't you take my life
I got me three little children
And a very sickly wife"

Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
"got me three little children
And a very, very sickly wife"

Stagger Lee shot Billy
Boy, he shot that poor boy so bad
That the bullet came thru Billy
And went right thru the bartender's glass

While I was standing on the corner
When I heard my bulldog bark
He was barking up at the two men
Who were gambling in the dark

Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
Go Stagger Lee, Go Stagger Lee
Well, he was barking up at the two men
Who were gambling in the dark

From "Stagger Lee" which was recorded by lots of people, including Neil Diamond!

Nathaniel Firethorn
March 18, 2003, 05:16 PM
"Now, Smack Water Jack bought a shotgun,
'Cause he was in the mood for a little confrontation.
He kinda let it all hang loose,
And didn't think about the noose.
He couldn't take no more abuse
So he shot down the congregation."

Man shoulda tried skeet instead...

- pdmoderator

Kharn
March 18, 2003, 06:24 PM
Aerosmith, Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her dog day's just begun
Now everybody is on the run
What did her daddy do?
It's Janie's last IOU
She had to take him down easy
And put a bullet in his brain
She said cause nobody believes me
The man is such a sleaze
He ain't never gonna be the same

Hmmm, which safety rule does that violate? :what:

Kharn

556A2
March 18, 2003, 10:54 PM
All of the DJs surely takin' a lesson, start talking trash and I'll come with my Smith&Wesson. -Sublime

Beav
March 18, 2003, 11:05 PM
Jerk-off by Tool

"If consequences dictate
our course of action
and it doesn't matter what's right.
It's only wrong if you get caught.
If consequences dictate
my course of action
I should play GOD
and just shoot you myself.*"

Elmer Snerd
March 18, 2003, 11:05 PM
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view.php?id=20092

Then click Watch This Movie.

cool45auto
March 18, 2003, 11:27 PM
Good one Elmer!:D

BigJake_old
March 18, 2003, 11:31 PM
That morning a lady locked arms with a shotgun, and the pistol rode west with the sun, now the outlaws of tombstone and the outlaws forever know death is the way of the gun.
Willie Nelson

S_O_Laban
March 19, 2003, 01:46 AM
Wow, Elmer, :D :D

synoptic
March 19, 2003, 02:10 AM
"Ms. Jones taught me english,
but I think I just shot her son,
cause he owed me money
with a bullet in the chest you cannot run..."

Third Eye Blind - Slow Motion

WyldOne
March 19, 2003, 02:14 AM
re1973, that's the one I was gonna post!! :D

Kharn, wasn't that song about a girl who was abused or molested by her father?

Don.

"Accidents will happen,
We all heard Ricky say
He fired that six-shot to the wind
And that child blew a child away!"

(From the Skid Row classic, "18 and Life.")

I love that song. :) But when that ^ part of the song comes on, I get chills down my back. And the video! Ohmygoodness. :(

SemperFi83
March 19, 2003, 12:11 PM
"He might have went on livin'
But he made one fatal slip
When he tried to match the Ranger
With the big iron on his hip."

spacemanspiff
March 21, 2003, 07:39 PM
Early one morning, with time to kill
I borrowed Jeb’s rifle, and sat on the hill
I saw a lone rider, crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him, to practice my aim
My brother’s rifle, went off in my hand
The shot rang out, across the land
The horse he kept running, the rider was dead
I hung my head, I hung my head

I set off running, to wake from the dream
My brother’s rifle, went into the sheen
I kept on running, into the southlands
That’s where they found me, my head in my hands
The sheriff he asked me, ‘Why had I run?’
And then it came to me, just what I had done
And all for no reason, just one piece of lead
I hung my head, I hung my head

Here in the courthouse, the whole town is there
I see the judge, high up in his chair
Explain to the courtroom, what went through your mind
And we’ll ask the jury, what verdict they find
I felt the power, of death over life
I orphaned his children, I widowed his wife
I begged their forgiveness, I wish I was dead
I hung my head, I hung my head

Early one morning, with time to kill
I see the gallows, up on the hill
And out in the distance, a trick of the brain
I see a lone rider, crossing the plain
And he come to fetch me, to see what they’d done
And we’ll ride together, till kingdom come
I pray for god’s mercy, for soon I’ll be dead
I hung my head, I hung my head

Walk Softly
March 21, 2003, 09:27 PM
"I've got the pistol, I'll bring the peso's, sound fair to me"

The Refreshments

Billll
March 22, 2003, 12:44 AM
The Ballad of Irving
Frank Gallop

- Available on LP _When You're In Love, The Whole World Is Jewish_, originally
released on Kapp Records KRL-4506 in 1966, but re-released in 1993 on Rhino
Records CD/CS 71084, paired with _You Don't Have To Be Jewish_.
- also released as a single, 1966.
- also available on _Dr. Demento's 20th Anniversary Collection_, Rhino Records
CD/CS 70743, 1991.

He was short and fat, and rode out of the West
With a Mogen David on his silver vest.
He was mean and nasty right clear through,
Which was kinda weird, 'cause he was yellow too.

They called him Irving.
Big Irving.
Big, short Irving.
Big, short, fat Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

He came from the old Bar Mitzvah spread,
With a 10-gallon yarmulke on his head.* [see below]
He always followed his mother's wishes,
Even on the range he used two sets of dishes.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big sissy Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

A hundred and forty-one could draw faster than he,
But Irving was looking for one forty-three.
Walked into Sol's Saloon like a man insane,
And ordered three fingers of two cents plain.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big sport Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
----------------
[The following lines were edited out of the original release, and are only in
the version available on Dr. Demento's 20th Anniversary Collection.]

One day Bad Max happened into town.
His aim was to shoot fat Irving down.
Bad Max said, "Draw, and draw right now!"
And Irving drew, drew a picture of a cow.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big gunfighter Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
----------------

The James Boys was comin' on a train at first sun,
And the town said, "Irving, we need your gun."
When that train pulled in at the break of dawn,
Irving's gun was there, but Irving was gone.

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big help, Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.

Well, finally Irving got three slugs in the belly.
It was right outside the Frontier Deli.
He was sittin' there twirlin' his gun around,
And butterfingers Irving gunned himself down!

Irving.
Big, fat Irving.
Big dum-dum Irving.
Big dum-dum dead Irving.
The hundred and forty-second fastest gun in the West.
Really.

*The line about the 10-gallon yarmulke was on the original LP, but the single
version and subsequent LP pressings substituted the line:
Schlepping a salami and pumpernickel bread.
This substitution was made because the record company felt the joke would be
lost on non-Jewish listeners.

S_O_Laban
March 22, 2003, 02:21 AM
Whoa there Billll, LOL, that takes me back a few years:D (I always did love "But Irving was looking for one forty-three") A true classic:D :D

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