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dfaugh
October 23, 2005, 10:56 AM
OK, the "best gun movie" thing has been beaten to death (and then some)...but what about the best SONG involving guns...Not so many to choose from I think, but I'm sure we know of a few...

I'll save mine for later after I see what y'all can come up with....

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oneshooter
October 23, 2005, 11:01 AM
El Paso City by Marty Robbins

Sink the Bismarck by ?

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

Rich K
October 23, 2005, 11:07 AM
Big Iron and Mr. Shorty,by Marty Robbins.Johnny Horton sang Sink The Bismarck.

pax
October 23, 2005, 11:08 AM
The Ballad of Irving ("the hundred-and-forty-second fastest gun in the west")

Cows with Guns

Big Iron on His Hip

Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

pax

beaucoup ammo
October 23, 2005, 11:10 AM
pixeleen

Our man Abu squeezes off 20 tracer rounds
And that's when she jumps the turnstile
And as she clings to the roof of the speeding train
The Double A down to Sheridan Square
Her cell phone rings
It's, like, her stupid father
Be in the door by ten - again

[Chorus:]
Pixeleen
Dream deep my three times perfect ultrateen
Pixeleen
Born in the bogs of Jersey
Trained to love and spy hard
Dropped on the streets of Roppongi
Soaked through on the floor of a noodle shop

And when Abu rams the clip in the miniglock
Up on the catwalk inside the warehouse
You whip a knife from the top of your go-go boot
With just a flash of spectacular thigh
Your pager starts to throb
It's your as-if boyfriend Randall
Better keep it real - or whatever


Just gets better ! Love Steely Dan..Love this tune!

Take Care

PCGS65
October 23, 2005, 11:14 AM
Heartbreaker by the Rolling Stones. How about the band named .38 special. Gimme three steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd.;)

beaucoup ammo
October 23, 2005, 11:20 AM
"With A Gun"....from Pretzel Logic..'74

Take Care

Shear_stress
October 23, 2005, 11:24 AM
I was always partial to the Grateful Deads' arrangement of "I've been all around this world":

"Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand"

Also has the lyrics:

"Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
Before I have to walk on in with my old forty-four"

Pretty grim; it's about a man hanged for murder. Than again, pretty much all folk songs were.

scubie02
October 23, 2005, 11:27 AM
i know there must be some...the only two coming to mind right now because he had lots of songs with guns

Lawyers Guns and Money
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner

:)

mbs357
October 23, 2005, 11:29 AM
Gimme Back My Bullets? >_>
I always thought that Skid Row song was funny...
These two kids.
Are underage drinking, and on drugs...
One steals his dad's gun, and the other kid is all "LOL DUDE SHOOT ME"
And does.


Guess what? The song is anti-gun
The kids are drinking and using drugs, stealing, and the song is anti-gun.

1 old 0311
October 23, 2005, 11:29 AM
Happiness is a warm gun....................Beatles

beaucoup ammo
October 23, 2005, 11:45 AM
"Janie's Got A Gun" ..not The Best..not really that Good..But it's got "gun" in it over 50 times! :O)

Good revenge tune..not "anti-gun."

Take Care

Stauble
October 23, 2005, 11:51 AM
charlie daniels "Same Ole Me" mentions them

im gunna keep my guns
have my fun.....

hank williams Jr "country boy can survive"

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For 43 dollars my friend lost his life
Id love to spit some beechnut in that dudes eyes
And shoot him with my old 45
Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive


both songs really only mention them but they are all i can think of

Declaration Day
October 23, 2005, 01:02 PM
Gettysburg: 1863 song trilogy by Iced Earth

peteinct
October 23, 2005, 01:19 PM
I'll put a second vote for Roland

Roland was a warrior from the land of the midnight sun
With a thompson gun for hire
fighting to be done


And this from the Grateful Dead's Uncle John's band

god damn well I declare
have you seen the like
their walls are built of cannon balls
their motto is "don't tread on me"

pete

jacobtowne
October 23, 2005, 01:26 PM
"Tennessee Stud" - Doc Watson
"Boy Named Sue" - Johnnie Cash
"Railroad Bill" - folk song performed by many, including Cisco Houston

JT

Rupestris
October 23, 2005, 01:50 PM
AC/DC - For those about to rock.

Raliegh & Spencer redone by Tony Furtado - "May the man that stole my darlin' girl feel the bite of my .44"

Sublime - Santaria - "Daddys got a new .45. And I won't think twice to stick that barrel straight down Sancho's throat."

The Police - Invisible Sun - "...lookin' down the barrel of an Armalite"

I know this one is not meant to be gun related but I can't help but like the last line.
Sheryl Crow - Soak up the sun - "Got my 45 on So I can rock on.":p

Jon Coppenbarger
October 23, 2005, 02:05 PM
"My little Armalite"

Broadhead
October 23, 2005, 02:08 PM
Best ballad of all time, and also the best "gun" tune. (In my limited experience, of course.)

Gun-song Honorable Mention: "Carmelita" (written by Warren Zevon, recorded by Linda Ronstadt)

joab
October 23, 2005, 02:21 PM
Always been partial to Seven spanish Angles and Don't Take Your Guns to Town.

During my divorce I really liked Delia ,a lot. Perhaps too much

Tory
October 23, 2005, 02:28 PM
"Sheryl Crow - Soak up the sun - 'Got my 45 on So I can rock on.'"

That's SPF 45 sunblock, ace. ;)

And wasn't the "gun" John Lennon sang about a hypodermic needle?

Speaking of Beatles, don't forget Lorne Greene's contribution to music, "Ringo!" :D

White Horseradish
October 23, 2005, 02:40 PM
The Clash

"The Guns of Brixton"

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

When the law break in
How you gonna go?
Shot down on the pavement
Or waiting on death row

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

The money feels good
And your life you like it well
But surely your time will come
As in heaven, as in hell

You see, he feels like Ivan
Born under the Brixton sun
His game is called survivin'
At the end of the harder they come

You know it means no mercy
They caught him with a gun
No need for the Black Maria
Goodbye to the Brixton sun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
Yes, even shoot us
But oh-the guns of Brixton

When they kick at your front door
How you gonna come?
With your hands on your head
Or on the trigger of your gun

You can crush us
You can bruise us
Yes, even shoot us
But oh-the guns of Brixton

Shot down on the pavement
Waiting in death row
His game is called survivin'
As in heaven as in hell

You can crush us
You can bruise us
But you'll have to answer to
Oh, the guns of Brixton

CentralTexas
October 23, 2005, 02:41 PM
"Guns of Brixton" by The Clash
"Running Gun Blues" by David Bowie

Ands a lot of already listed ones above!

Bobo
October 23, 2005, 02:55 PM
"Leroy Brown"

Quantrill
October 23, 2005, 02:55 PM
"BANG BANG", Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie, "Robin and the Seven Hoods" Quantrill

Chris Rhines
October 23, 2005, 03:09 PM
"Only the Strong Survive," by Stuck Mojo.

- Chris

Taurus 66
October 23, 2005, 03:12 PM
"Gimme Three Steps"

"I was cutting the rug
Down at a place called The Jug
With a girl named Linda Lu
When in walked a man
With a gun in his hand
And he was looking for you know who.
He said, "Hey there fellow,
With the hair colored yellow,
Watcha tryin' to prove?
'Cause that's my woman there
And I'm a man who cares
And this might be all for you."

I was scared and fearing for my life.
I was shakin' like a leaf on a tree.
'Cause he was lean, mean,
Big and bad, Lord,
Pointin' that gun at me.
I said, "Wait a minute, mister,
I didn't even kiss her.
Don't want no trouble with you.
And I know you don't owe me
But I wish you'd let me
Ask one favor from you."

(Chorus)
"Won't you give me three steps,
Gimme three steps mister,
Gimme three steps towards the door?
Gimme three steps
Gimme three steps mister,
And you'll never see me no more."

Well the crowd cleared away
And I began to pray
As the water fell on the floor.
And I'm telling you son,
Well, it ain't no fun
Staring straight down a forty-four.
Well he turned and screamed at Linda Lu
And that's the break I was looking for.
And you could hear me screaming a mile away
As I was headed out towards the door."

Then there's "Saturday Night Special", IMO takes a stand against all handguns. It's one of my least favorites.

"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

Its a Saturday night special
Got a barrel that's blue and cold
Ain't no good for nothin'
But put a man six feet in a hole."

Ala Dan
October 23, 2005, 03:17 PM
Stagger Lee by Lloyd Price

The Crazy Gobbo
October 23, 2005, 03:36 PM
Another vote for The Guns of Brixton.

Cocaine Blues. :evil:

Early one mornin' while makin' the rounds
I took a shot of cocaine and I shot my woman down
I went right home and I went to bed
I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head

Every time I hear I Hung My Head I :banghead:

SomeKid
October 23, 2005, 03:50 PM
Gimme Back My Bullets? >_>
I always thought that Skid Row song was funny...
These two kids.
Are underage drinking, and on drugs...
One steals his dad's gun, and the other kid is all "LOL DUDE SHOOT ME"
And does.


18 and Life, right?

beaucoup ammo
October 23, 2005, 03:53 PM
Hey Joe / Jimi Hendrix


Hey Joe, where you goin' with that gun in your hand
Hey Joe, I said where ya goin' with that gun in your hand

/ C G D A E EE7 E - / :

I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady now
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man
I'm goin' down to shoot my old lady
You know I caught her messin' 'round with another man
Huh, and that ain't to cool

Hey Joe, I heard you shot your woman down
You shot her down down
Hey Joe, I heard you shot your lady down
You shot her down to the ground

Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught her messin' 'round, messin' 'round town
Yes, I did, I shot her
You know I caught my old lady messin' 'round the town
And I gave her the gun, I shot her

Hey Joe, where you gonna run to now
Where you gonna run to
Hey Joe, I said, where you gonna run to now
Where you, where you gonna go

Well dig it
I'm goin' way down south
Way down Mexico way, alright
I'm goin' way down south
Way down where I can be free
Ain't no one gonna find me
Ain't no hangman gonna find me
He ain't gonna put a rope around me
You better believe it right now
Hey Joe, you better run on down
Goodbye, everybody

captain obvious
October 23, 2005, 03:57 PM
Sum 41 has a line "....and I pack" in the song "Don't Count on Me" - it's easy to pass over; I just noticed it for the first time the other day.

It brought a smile to my face:D

ACP230
October 23, 2005, 03:58 PM
I like [I]Shotgun Boogie/I] by Tennessee Ernie Ford.

"Her daddy's got a 16 gauge choked down like a rifle,"

Also mentions a 12 and the .410, if I remember right.

ReadyontheRight
October 23, 2005, 03:59 PM
"Something to Shoot" Chris Wall

and

"...Ridin' the range once more..totin' my old .44..." "Back in the Saddle Again"

Sistema1927
October 23, 2005, 04:04 PM
Not sure that they are my "favorites", but two that haven't been mentioned:

"The Battle of New Orleans"

and a new one, I think it is called "What was I thinkin'" (line about the dad with the 12 gauge.)

csay
October 23, 2005, 04:16 PM
Grand Funk Railroad: Don't let 'em take your guns.
Hank Williams Jr.: Country boy can survive.
Ted Nugent: I shoot back!

Rupestris
October 23, 2005, 04:18 PM
"Sheryl Crow - Soak up the sun - 'Got my 45 on So I can rock on.'"

That's SPF 45 sunblock, ace. ;)

Tory, I know. Hence the "not gun related" note. Taken out of context, it sounds better.:evil:

Lo.Com.Denom
October 23, 2005, 04:59 PM
Damn. Someone got to "Guns Of Brixton" before me :) And I've only ever heard the Nick Cave version of "Stagger Lee" before. Didn't know that someone else wrote it until I checked the CD booklet on "Murder Ballads"...
But here's one you missed - "16 shells from a .30-06" by Tom Waits. And on "Gun Street Girl" he mentions blowing a "hole in the hood of a yellow Corvette" with a "brand new Michigan twenty-gauge", which surely earns him some points...
Oh, and let's not forget how "Small-Change got rained on, with his own .38". Actually, now that I think about it, the boy Waits has quite a few gun-related songs in his back-catalogue.

And Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit" starts off with "Load up on guns, bring your friends..." :cool:

If you count rap songs, we could here for months... :p

The Goose
October 23, 2005, 07:32 PM
Wolverton Mountain cause Clifton Clowers was mighty good with a gun and a knife. Oh yeah!

Gunpacker
October 23, 2005, 07:35 PM
Star Spangled Banner.

The Goose
October 23, 2005, 07:39 PM
"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" Gene Pitney and"The Running Gun" Marty Robbins.

SMLE
October 23, 2005, 07:49 PM
"Rifles of the IRA" as performed by the Wolfe Tones.
1. In nineteen hundred and sixteen
The forces of the crown
For to take the Orange, White, and Green
Bombarded Dublin Town
But in '21, Britannia's huns
Were forced earn their pay,
When the black and tans,
Like lightning ran
From the Rifles of the IRA!

2. They burned their way through Munster
Then laid Leinster on the rack
Through Connacht, and through Ulster
Marched the men in brown and black
They shot down wives and children
In their own heroic way,
But the black and tans,
Like lightning ran
From the Rifles of the IRA!

3. They hanged young Kevin Barry high
Just a lad of eighteen years
Cork City's flames lit up in the sky
But our brave lads new no fear
The Cork brigade with hand-grenades
In ambush wait and lay,
And the black and tans,
Like lightning ran
From the Rifles of the IRA!

4. The tans were got, taken out and shot
By a brave and valiant few
Sean Treacy, Dinny Lacey
And Tom Barry's gallant crew
Though we're not free yet we won't forget
Until our dying day,
How the black and tans,
Like lightning ran
From the Rifles of the IRA!

Strings
October 23, 2005, 08:02 PM
While not exactly a "gun song", "Rooster" by Alice in Chains needs to be on the list...

Ain't Found A Way To
Kill Me Yet
Eyes Burn With Stinging
Sweat
Seems Every Path Leads Me To
Nowhere
Wife And Kids And Household Pet
Army Green Was No Safe Bet
The Bullets Scream To Me From Somewhere

Here They Come To Snuff The Rooster
Yeah Here Come The Rooster
You Know He Ain't Gonna Die

Walkin' Tall Machine Gun Man
They Spit On Me In My Homeland
Gloria Sent Me Pictures
Of My Boy
Got My Pills 'Gainst
Mosquito Death
My Buddy's Breathin'
His Dyin' Breath
Oh God Please Won't You Help
Me Make It Through

ReadyontheRight
October 23, 2005, 08:04 PM
"Johnson's Motorcar" :)

Strings
October 23, 2005, 08:09 PM
Or then there's Nickleback's "Never Again":

He's drunk again, it's time to fight
She must have done something wrong tonight
The living room becomes a boxing ring
It's time to run when you see him clenching his hands
She's just a woman... never again

I hear her scream from down the hall
Amazing she can even talk at all
She cries to me... "go back to bed"
I'm terrified that she'll wind up dead in his hands
She's just a woman... never again

Been there before but not like this
Seen it before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again

Just tell the nurse you slipped and fell
It starts to sting as it starts to swell
She looks at you... she wants the truth
It's right out there in the waiting room with those hands
Lookin' just as sweet as he can... never again

Seen it before but not like this
Been there before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again

Father's a name you haven't earned yet
You're just a child with a temper
Haven't you heard "don't hit a lady"
Kickin' your a** would be a pleasure

He's drunk again, it's time to fight
Same old s***, just on a different night
She grabs the gun, she's had enough
Tonight she'll find out how f*****' tough is this man
Pulls the trigger fast as she can... never again

Seen it before but not like this
Been there before but not like this
Never before have I ever seen it this bad
She's just a woman... never again


If THAT isn't an example of a "good gun song", then I muct not understand the idea...

Rupestris
October 23, 2005, 08:11 PM
"Johnson's Motorcar" :)

Good call. Forgot all about that one.

Whisky in the Jar has some good gun related lyrics too.

"I first produced my pistol, then produced my rapier..."

"Jenny took me charges and she filled them up with water. Then called for Captain Ferril to be ready for a slaughter"

"I then produced my pistol for she'd stolen away my rapier. I couldn't shoot the water so a'prisoner I was taken..."

Mannlicher
October 23, 2005, 08:12 PM
how about Lyle Lovett's "LA County"

"And they kissed each other
And they turned around
And they saw me standing in the aisle
Well I did not say much
I just stood there watching
as that .45 told them goodbye"

Rich K
October 23, 2005, 08:18 PM
I am surprised noone mentioned "Bad Company" by the same."I was born,sixgun in my hand,behind a gun I take my final stand.That's why they call me Bad Company."

armoredman
October 23, 2005, 08:24 PM
I am surprised noone mentioned "Bad Company" by the same."I was born,sixgun in my hand,behind a gun I take my final stand.That's why they call me Bad Company."
Dagnabbit, I was just about to say that! Also, I thought the Sheryl Crow line about "have my 45 on so I can rock on" was for her poor songs' character having a 45 speed record player. But I thought of the other connotation, as well....:rolleyes:

Matthew748
October 23, 2005, 08:30 PM
I like "Galveston" by Glen Campbell.

"I clean my gun and dream of Galveston."

garyk/nm
October 23, 2005, 08:45 PM
Pax,
+1 Cows with guns.

Cows With Guns
by Dana Lyons
by Dana Lyons, copyright 1996

Intro
------
Am G Am

AmFat and docile, big and dumb
They look so stupid, they aren't much fun
GCows aren't Amfun


They eat to grow, grow to die
Die to be et at the hamburger fry
Cows well done

Nobody thunk it, nobody knew
No one imagined the great cow guru
Cows are one

He hid in the forest, read books with great zeal
He loved Che Guevera, a revolutionary veal
Cow Tse Tongue

He spoke about justice, but nobody stirred
He felt like an outcast, alone in the herd
Cow doldrums

He mooed we must fight, escape or we'll die
Cows gathered around, cause the steaks were so high
Bad cow pun

But then he was captured, stuffed into a crate
Loaded onto a truck, where he rode to his fate
Cows are bummed

He was a scrawny calf, who looked rather woozy
No one suspected he was packing an Uzi
Cows with guns

They came with a needle to stick in his thigh
He kicked for the groin, he pissed in their eye
Cow well hung

Knocked over a tractor and ran for the door
Six gallons of gas flowed out on the floor
Run cows run!

He picked up a bullhorn and jumped up on the hay
We are free roving bovines, we run free today

We will Ffight for bovine Cfreedom
And Ehold our large heads Amhigh
We will Frun free with the CBuffalo, or Edie
Cows with [Am]guns

They crashed the gate in a great stampede
Tipped over a milk truck, torched all the feed
Cows have fun

Sixty police cars were piled in a heap
Covered in cow pies, covered up deep
Much cow dung

Black smoke rising, darkening the day
Twelve burning McDonalds, have it your way

We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high
We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
Cows with guns

The President said "enough is enough

These uppity cattle, its time to get tough"
Cow dung flung

The newspapers gloated, folks sighed with relief
Tomorrow at noon, they would all be ground beef
Cows on buns

The cows were surrounded, they waited and prayed
They mooed their last moos,
they chewed their last hay
Cows out gunned

The order was given to turn cows to whoppers
Enforced by the might of ten thousand coppers
But on the horizon surrounding the shoppers

Came the deafening roar of chickens in choppers

We will fight for bovine freedom
And hold our large heads high
We will run free with the Buffalo, or die
Cows with guns

Copyright 1996 Lyons Brothers Music (BMI)
PO Box 2627, Bellingham, WA 98227 USA

All Rights Reserved
www.danalyons.com

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Must be a Northwest thing.

joab
October 23, 2005, 08:48 PM
How about Robert Johnson's 32-20

stoky
October 23, 2005, 08:53 PM
AK 47 - Hot Tuna
Frankie & Johnny aka Frankie & Albert - traditional, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, others
Stagalie - Robert Johnson
Boom, Boom Out goes the Lights - Little Walter

John Deere
October 23, 2005, 08:54 PM
Mike & The Mechanics "Silent Running"
Al Stewart "On The Border"
Talking Heads "Life During Wartime"
Silent Running is what the Secound amendment is about to me. "There`s a gun and ammunition, just inside the doorway, use them only in emergancy"

modifiedbrowning
October 23, 2005, 08:56 PM
Lucretia My Reflection by The Sisters of Mercy

"I hear the roar of a big machine
Two worlds and in between
Love lost, fire at will
Dum Dum bullets and shoot to kill, I hear
Dive bombers, and
Empire Down
Empire Down."

Big Mike
October 23, 2005, 09:39 PM
Another vote for "Cows with Guns."

dracphelan
October 23, 2005, 09:42 PM
1. Roland
2. "Doolin' Dalton" Theagles
3. "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia."

thereisnospoon
October 23, 2005, 09:45 PM
Bananas @ large sang this hilarious song about deer hunting wih an AK47 with a rocket launcher or something like that...one of the funniest things I ever heard

ROFLMAO:neener:

usp_fan
October 23, 2005, 10:14 PM
I always liked the humor in the Refreshments' Banditos:

"Everybody knows
That the world
Is full of stupid people
So meet me at the mission
At midnight
We'll divvy up there
Everybody knows
That the world
Is full of stupid people
I got the pistol
So I'll keep the Pesos
That seems fair"

--usp_fan

saltydog452
October 23, 2005, 10:18 PM
Theme song from "High Noon"..Song title is 'Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darlin''..Sung by Tex Ritter..Google it. senses of cinema.com/contents/ ballad_of_high_noon

media player avail also.

salty.

The_Shootist
October 23, 2005, 10:36 PM
1) Jeanie Needs A Shooter (Warren Zevon)
2) Blaze of Glory (Bon Jovi)
3) My Buddy (50 Cent - probably my favorite :evil: )
4) Galveston (Glen Campbell - yeah I'm biased)
5) Beer For My Horses (Toby Keith + Willy Nelson)

SORT OF a gun song is the closing credits "Rest In Peace" sung in Spanish
from Collateral - kinda apt :D

kikilee
October 23, 2005, 10:43 PM
From the hall of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli,
We will fight our country's battles,
In the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honour clean
We are proud to claim the title,
Of United States Marines.

Our flag's unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in every clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far off northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marine

Here's health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife we've fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heaven's scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded by
United States Marines


Semper Fi

PaulBk
October 23, 2005, 10:59 PM
"The Night Chicago Died"

Then almost anything by Marty Robbins :)

-PB

ReadyontheRight
October 23, 2005, 11:00 PM
kikilee -- excellent. Thanks for all the verses. "Semper Fi" or just a plain old "Thank You" from this civilian to all who have served.

Silent Running is what the Secound amendment is about to me. "There`s a gun and ammunition, just inside the doorway, use them only in emergancy"

...I got the pistol
So I'll keep the Pesos

Yeah that seems fair...


Both the essence of RKBA for me.

raghorn
October 23, 2005, 11:04 PM
Duncan & Brady.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
'Long comes Brady in his 'lectric car
Got a mean look right in his eye
Gonna shoot somebody jus' to watch him die

He been on the job too long

Duncan, Duncan was tending the bar
'Long came Brady with his shining star
Brady said, "Duncan, you are under arrest"
Duncan shot a hole right in Brady's chest

He been on the job too long

Brady, Brady, Brady, you know you done wrong
breakin' in here when this game's goin' on
Bustin' down windows, tearin' down the door
Now you lyin' dead on the barroom floor

You been on the job too long."

Old King Brady was a big, fat man
Doctor looked down, and took hold of his hand
reached for his pulse, shook his head,
said "I believe to my soul, king Brady is dead"

He been on the job too long

High-tailed carriages standin around,
to carry King Brady to the buryin' ground.
Rubber tired buggies and a rubber-tired hack
took him to the graveyard, never brung him back.

He been on the job too long

When the women all heard King Brady was dead,
They went back home and got dressed in red
They come a-slippin' and a-slidin', shuffelin' down the street,
In their big mother hubbards and their stockin' feet.

He been on the job too long

"Brady, Brady, Brady, you know you done wrong
breakin' in here when this game's goin' on
Bustin' down the window, tearin' down the door
Now you lyin' dead on the barroom floor

You been on the job too long."

.45Guy
October 23, 2005, 11:05 PM
I'm gonna have to cast my vote for ol' warren zevon an' Roland:
Roland was a warrior from the Land of the Midnight Sun
With a Thompson gun for hire, fighting to be done
The deal was made in Denmark on a dark and stormy day
So he set out for Biafra to join the bloody fray

Through sixty-six and seven they fought the Congo war
With their fingers on their triggers, knee-deep in gore
For days and nights they battled the Bantu to their knees
They killed to earn their living and to help out the Congolese

Roland the Thompson gunner...

His comrades fought beside him - Van Owen and the rest
But of all the Thompson gunners, Roland was the best
So the CIA decided they wanted Roland dead
That son-of-a-bitch Van Owen blew off Roland's head

Roland the headless Thompson gunner
Norway's bravest son
Time, time, time
For another peaceful war
But time stands still for Roland
'Til he evens up the score
They can still see his headless body stalking through the night
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun
In the muzzle flash of Roland's Thompson gun

Roland searched the continent for the man who'd done him in
He found him in Mombassa in a barroom drinking gin
Roland aimed his Thompson gun - he didn't say a word
But he blew Van Owen's body from there to Johannesburg

Roland the headless Thompson gunner...
The eternal Thompson gunner
still wandering through the night
Now it's ten years later but he still keeps up the fight
In Ireland, in Lebanon, in Palestine and Berkeley
Patty Hearst heard the burst of Roland's Thompson gun and bought it

The_Shootist
October 23, 2005, 11:11 PM
Yeah, "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner" was simply written for threads like this! :evil:

Warren Zevon, RIP. Hope you and Hunter Thompson are doing some damage at that big Open Range in the Hereafter! :what:

Dragun
October 23, 2005, 11:26 PM
i skimmed thru pretty fast, but i didn't see Ian Hunter (from the short back and sides album) called Gun Control.

(Ian Hunter)

All right
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control.

Stick to your guns, boys, stick to your guns.
We'll make a lot of money if we stick to the guns.
The president's with us boys, so join in the fun.
We can make a lot of money if we stick to our guns.

Yeah
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control, we don't want no
Gun Control.
Let the bullets go!

Step up the lobby, boys, down in Washington.
We can make a lot of money if you stick to your guns.
Tradition is with us boys, it's the constitution,
so stick to your guns, boys, the final solution.

Hey
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control.

Hey, and ain't it a shame we ain't got a war,
we'll just have to practice on the sick and the poor.

Assassinate presidents, and they ain't the only ones,
we can get them all, young and old, if we stick to our guns.
So stick to your guns, boys, fight for your life.
We'll all feel special on a Saturday night.

Yeah!
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control, we don't want no
Gun control.
Let the bullets go.

Viva macho
Viva macho
Viva macho
Viva macho

Gun control, no, we don't want no
Gun control, no, we don't want no
Gun control, hey, I don't want no
Gun control,
Gun control,
Gun control,

GunnyBob
October 23, 2005, 11:40 PM
"There are campfire legends that the plainsmen spin."

Of the man with the gun of the man called....Paladin..."

Second choice aside from a military-type song would be "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence"

thorn726
October 23, 2005, 11:51 PM
man where to begin?

Me and My Uncle
"taught me good, Lord, taught me all i know- taught me so well- i grabbed that gold and left his dead a** there on the side of the road"

that one might not exactly be a good one, great song though.

Stagger Lee- this is a GREAT one, an adapted traditional
Stagger Lee shot Billy DeLyon and he blew that poor boy down
Do you know what he shot him for, what do you make of that
'Cause Billy DeLyon threw lucky dice, won Stagger Lee's stetson hat

Baio, Baio, tell me how can this be
You go arrest the girls for turning tricks but you're scared of Stagger Lee
Stagger Lee is a mad man, and he shot my Billy dead
Baio go get him, or give the job to me

Delia, Delia, dear sweet Delia D
How the hell can I arrest him, when he's twice as big as me
Well don't ask me to go downtown, I wouldn't come back alive
Not only is that mother big, he packs a forty five

Baio, Delia said, just give me a gun
He shot my Billy dead and now I'm gonna see him hung
She waded to DeLyon's club through Billy DeLyon's blood
Stepped up to Stagger Lee at the bar, said buy me a gin fizz love

As Stagger Lee lit a cigarette, she shot him in the balls (note 2)
Blew the smoke off her revolver, had him dragged to City Hall
Baio, Baio, see you hang him high
He shot my Billy dead and now he's got to die

Delia went a-walking down on Singapore Street
Three piece band on the corner played 'nearer my God to thee'
But Delia whistled a different tune, what tune could it be
The song that woman sang was look out Stagger Lee
The song that Delia sang was look out Stagger Lee



Dupree's Diamond Blues was another one that was pretty good, i could go on for days like this

entropy
October 24, 2005, 12:13 AM
Charlie Daniels' "Simple Man" (Not Skynards,a different song)

+1 for Silent Running

+1 for Guns of Brixton

"Ballad of the Green Berets" by SSG Barry Sadler

wolf_from_wv
October 24, 2005, 12:39 AM
Why was "The night the lights went out in Georgia" acceptable, but the extended version of "The thunder rolls" was not?
==========
song by Conway Twitty

I was there to buy a pistol. She was there to hock her ring.
The broker in that pawnshop deals in almost anything.
He’ll pay you for your misery or he’ll sell you someone’s pain,
And that twinkle in his greedy eyes says your loss will be his gain.
She stood back in the shadows as the broker dealt with me.
Her eyes were dark and desperate from some private misery.
His word was so prophetic when he said, “You’ve got a steal.”
I said, “Throw in one bullet, and you’ve got yourself a deal.”


A saturday night special is an easy thing to buy.
All you’ve got to be is 21, or 15 if you lie.
Just hand the man the money, and if someone’s got to die,
The broker in the pawnshop won’t even blink an eye.
He handed me the pistol, and I was almost to the door,
When I heard him tell the lady, “Seven dollars; nothing more.”
The lady started crying as he took her wedding band.
My hand was in my pocket, and the gun was in my hand.

I had planned to use that bullet on myself, to end my life.
I was once somebody’s husband. She was once somebody’s wife.
I usually mind my business but I could not walk away;
His dollars just weren’t making sense, and I knew I had to stay.

The broker’s face turned pasty when he caught my icy stare.
It would never leave my pocket, but he knew the gun was there.
I asked him what his life was worth, and he opened up that drawer.
For a simple golden wedding band, he paid two thousand more.

That saturday night was special even though it wasn’t planned.
As we walked down the sidewalk, she reached and took my hand.
We crossed a bridge, and I took that gun and sailed it through the air.
I said, “Ever been to Texas?” She said, “I think I’d love it there.”


A saturday night special is an easy thing to buy;
All you’ve got to be is 21, or 15 if you lie.
The broker in that pawnshop used to deal in everything -
But you can’t buy a pistol there; you can’t hock your wedding ring.



===========

Fire on the Mountain

Moved my family away from my Carolina home
Had dreams about the west and started to roam
Six long months on a dust covered trail
They say that heavens at the end but so far it's been hell

Fire on the Mountain
Lightning in the air
Gold in them hills
And it's waiting for me there

We were digging and sifting from five to five
Selling every thing we found just to stay alive
Gold flowed free like whiskey in the bars
Sinning was the big thing Lord and satan was the star

Fire on the Mountain
Lightning in the air
Gold in them hills
And it's waiting for me there

Dance Hall girls were the evening treat
Empty cartridges and blood lined the gutters of the street
Men were shot down for the sake of fun
Or just to hear the noise of their 44 guns

Fire on the Mountain
Lightning in the air
Gold in them hills
And it's waiting for me there

Now my widow, she weeps by my grave
Tears flow free for her man she couldn't save
Shot down in cold blood by a gun that carried flame
All for a useless & no good worthless claim

Fire on the Mountain
Lightning in the air
Gold in them hills
And it's waiting for me there

Fire on the Mountain
Lightning in the air
Gold in them hills
And it's waiting for me there

Phyphor
October 24, 2005, 12:47 AM
Gimme Back My Bullets? >_>
I always thought that Skid Row song was funny...
These two kids.
Are underage drinking, and on drugs...
One steals his dad's gun, and the other kid is all "LOL DUDE SHOOT ME"
And does.


Guess what? The song is anti-gun
The kids are drinking and using drugs, stealing, and the song is anti-gun.

""Accidents will happen" they all heard Ricky say
He fired his six-shot to the wind that blew a child away. "

Skid Row - 18 and life

Brass Balls
October 24, 2005, 12:48 AM
Got a shotgun a rifle and four wheel drive
and a country boy can survive

1911 guy
October 24, 2005, 01:02 AM
Had lots of good songs, I like "Devils Right Hand".

'Bout the time that Daddy left to fight the Big War I saw my first pistol in a general store. (General store) I was thirteen, thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen.

Asked if I could have one someday when I grew up, Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up. (Really blew up) I didn't understand why Mama said a pistol was the devil's right hand.

Devil's right hand, devil's right hand. Mama said a pistol is the devils right hand.

My very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt, shoot as fast as lightning but she loads a mite slow. (Loads a mite slow) I soon found out it can get you into trouble but it can't get you out.

Then I went and got myself a Colt .45, called a Peacemaker but I never knew why. (Never knew why) I didn't understand why Mama said a pistol is the devil's right hand.

Got into a card game in a company town, caught a miner cheatin' so I shot the dog down. (shot the dog down) Watched the man fall, never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw.

My trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed, asked me how I pleaded, "Not guilty" I said. (Not guilty I said) You got the wrong man, nothin' touched the pistol but the devil's right hand.

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand, Mama said a pistol was the devil's right hand.

KarlG
October 24, 2005, 01:04 AM
I was on the road today and have listened to two CD's that had songs about shotguns. Sort of coincidenat that I ran across this thread

One song was: "White Wedding" by Bily Idol.

The other was my favorite gun related song. It is by a band called Southern Culture on the Skids. The name of the song is "Shotgun". Below is a link to their web site. You can scroll down to the "Plastic Seat Sweat" CD and click the MP3 to hear the first part of the song. Take a listen...

http://www.scots.com/band/discography/default.htm


Partial Lyrics:

Shotgun, Shotgun, Shotgun, Shotgun,your baby's got one.
Trouble, love trouble, love trouble, love that trouble.
Pump action mister Jackson, I was cocked and loaded.
Woke up in the morning, both my barrels smokin'.
Buckshot, salt rock, I'm climbing up a ladder.
Window sills and doctor bills, and she keeps gettin' fatter.
Your in trouble boy. You better run.
Here comes your woman with a SHOTGUN.

GunGoBoom
October 24, 2005, 01:15 AM
Marty Robbins has my favorites with Big Iron, and then El Paso City, El Paso, and others.

Big Iron

To the town of Agua Fria rode a stranger one fine day
Hardly spoke to folks around him didn't have too much to say
No one dared to ask his business no one dared to make a slip
for the stranger there among them had a big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

It was early in the morning when he rode into the town
He came riding from the south side slowly lookin' all around
He's an outlaw loose and running came the whisper from each lip
And he's here to do some business with the big iron on his hip
big iron on his hip

In this town there lived an outlaw by the name of Texas Red
Many men had tried to take him and that many men were dead
He was vicious and a killer though a youth of twenty four
And the notches on his pistol numbered one an nineteen more
One and nineteen more

Now the stranger started talking made it plain to folks around
Was an Arizona ranger wouldn't be too long in town
He came here to take an outlaw back alive or maybe dead
And he said it didn't matter he was after Texas Red
After Texas Red

Wasn't long before the story was relayed to Texas Red
But the outlaw didn't worry men that tried before were dead
Twenty men had tried to take him twenty men had made a slip
Twenty one would be the ranger with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

The morning passed so quickly it was time for them to meet
It was twenty past eleven when they walked out in the street
Folks were watching from the windows every-body held their breath
They knew this handsome ranger was about to meet his death
About to meet his death

There was forty feet between them when they stopped to make their play
And the swiftness of the ranger is still talked about today
Texas Red had not cleared leather fore a bullet fairly ripped
And the ranger's aim was deadly with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

It was over in a moment and the folks had gathered round
There before them lay the body of the outlaw on the ground
Oh he might have went on living but he made one fatal slip
When he tried to match the ranger with the big iron on his hip
Big iron on his hip

Look at this list of Marty Robbins Gunfighter songs:

http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/robbins-marty/big-iron-11880.html

Honorable mentions: "Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia", made popular by Reba McIntyre - "you see, little sister doesn't miss when she aims her gun". "Bubba Shot the Jukebox", made popular by Mark Chesnutt - "Bubba Shot the Jukebox, last night. He said it played a sad song, that made him cry. Went to his truck and got a .45". "Country Boy Can Survive" - "got a shotgun, a rifle, and a 4-wheel drive, and a country boy can survive."

How old is that cows with guns song, and can it be downloaded? It's clever - reminds me of the cow level on diablo II. I'd also never heard of the Roland song - what was the inspiration for those lyrics - I mean, what's the brief history of the Congo war?

gunner03
October 24, 2005, 01:33 AM
I only heard it once but the ''shotgun boogie'' by JONNNY HORTON made me smile all the way home.If I knew which disc it was on I would have to order it just for that!

psyopspec
October 24, 2005, 01:44 AM
The Man who Shot Liberty Valance - Marty Robbins.

deanf
October 24, 2005, 02:04 AM
Hello?

I can't believe no one has mentioned American Guns by Transplants (http://www.thetransplants.com/). You can hear it on their recently released album, Haunted Cities.

Here (http://home.comcast.net/~deanfuller2/trans.mp3) is a sample.

Nematocyst
October 24, 2005, 02:40 AM
These are NOT the best songs involving gun lyrics, let alone my favorites. But most of the 'good' ones have been mentioned, so Im just adding in some extras for flavor, including one or two by some of my favorite artists (even one that I disagree with on this topic).
______

Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon: Time

"Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

Tired of lying in the sunshine
Staying home to watch the rain
And you are young and life is long
And there is time to kill today
And then one day you find
Ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run
You missed the starting gun"
________

Moody Blues: The View from the Hill: Blly

"Billy left home one morning,
He walked right out of the door,
He said goodbye to his former life
And he never came back no more.

Oh Billy... there's anger in your heart.
Oh Billy... there's madness in your eyes.

He took his favourite handgun,
With his rifle he felt free.
He cleaned them all the night before,
He was armed as he could be.

Oh Billy... there's anger in your heart.
Oh Billy... there's madness in your eyes.

'Cos it's a sad world when there's no-one
Who can reach out to the source of your pain.
Yes, it's a sad world, such a sad, sad world
When only peace comes at the end of a gun. "
______

Depeche Mode: Barrel of a Gun

Chorus: "Whatever I've done
I've been staring down the BARREL OF A GUN

Is there something you need from me?
Are you having your fun?
I never agreed to be
Your Holy One"
_______

Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun

"Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done
Dum, dum, dum, it’s the sound of my gun
Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done
Dum, dum, dum, it’s the sound, it’s the sound...
Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah....

Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Her whole world’s come undone
From lookin’ straight at the sun
What did her daddy do
What did he put you through"
_______

Alice Cooper: Love's a Loaded Gun

And

I'm You're Gun (though for the latter, he probably wasn't singing about a real gun, and if I printed the lyrics here, some would be offended, so I'll refrain.

BryanP
October 24, 2005, 02:48 AM
While I doubt anyone on this board besides myself has ever heard it, Leslie Fish's "The Weapon Shop of Isher" (yes, it's about the A.E. Van Vogt story) is a wonderful song about guns and rebellion.

I can't find the lyrics online and I'm too tired to dig out my CD right now.

"something something something, a bren gun, a good old cheap sten gun, a Remington flamer that's good for a mile ..."

el44vaquero
October 24, 2005, 02:53 AM
Beer for my horses

Lynyrd Skynyrd Favorites:

Gimme Back My Bullets
Gimme Three Steps
Saturday Night Special

David W. Gay
October 24, 2005, 03:19 AM
What, no votes for "Run, Joey Run"???
:neener:

"...
He says he's gonna make you pay, for what we've done, he's got a gun, so

Run Joey Run Joey Run..."

stealthmode
October 24, 2005, 03:31 AM
joh cale - mercenaries

earthworm
October 24, 2005, 03:53 AM
You wouldn't have the words to 'The Ballad if Irving' (the 142nd fastest gun in the West) would you? Thought I was the only one remembered that song..

Well Irving finally caught 3 slugs in the belly
T'was right outside the new Texas deli.
He was standing there trwling his gun around
& butterfings Irving gunned himself down!

Cosmoline
October 24, 2005, 04:00 AM
Here's one of my favorite trail songs:

My Rifle, My Pony and Me (from "Rio Bravo")

The sun is sinking in the west
The cattle go down to the stream
The redwing settles in the nest
It's time for a cowboy to dream

Purple light in the canyons
That's where I long to be
With my three good companions
Just my rifle, pony and me

Gonna hang my sombrero
On the limb on the limb of a tree
Coming home sweetheart darling
Just my rifle, pony and me
Just my rifle, my pony and me

Whippoorwill in the willow
Sings a sweet melody
Riding to Amarillo
Just my rifle, pony and me
No more cows to be roping
No more strays will I see
Round the bend she'll be waiting
For my rifle, pony and me
For my rifle, my pony and me

gunsmith
October 24, 2005, 05:54 AM
Shotgun
Jr. Walker and The All Stars

(Lyrics A.DeWalt)

(1)I said,Shotgun shoot em for he runs now
Do the jerk baby
Do the jerk now Hey!

Put on your red dress
And then you go downtown now
I said buy yourself a shotgun now
We're gonna break it down baby now
We're gonna load it up baby now
And then you shoot him for he runs now

repeat 2

Instrumental -sax

repeat 3

Put on your high heels shoes
I said we're goin' down here listen to em play blues
We're gonna dig potatoes
We're gonna pick tomatoes

repeat 4

I said it's Twine Time
I said it's Twine Time
I said it's Twine Time Hey!

gunsmith
October 24, 2005, 05:58 AM
sonny curtis (as sung by the Clash)

Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won (twice)
I needed money ’cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won (twice)

I left my baby and it feels so bad
Guess my race is run
She’s the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

Robbin’ people with a six-gun
I fought the law and the law won (twice)
I lost my girl and I lost my fun
I fought the law and the law won (twice)

I left my baby and it feels so bad
Guess my race is run
She’s the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

I fought the law and the law won (7 times)
I fought the law and the

zookrider
October 24, 2005, 06:31 AM
1. Country Boy Can Survive - Hank Jr
2. Bubba Shot the Juke Box - Mark Chestnutt
3. The Night Santa Went Crazy - Weird Al
4. Ride of Paul Revere - Bestie Boys

Rich K
October 24, 2005, 09:37 AM
Hank Williams,Jr-"Lawyers,Guns,and Money"

dfaugh
October 24, 2005, 10:57 AM
although I don't know all the songs mentioned (strictly a rock kinda guy)

Here's some of the one's I had in mind (a few have been mentioned):

Heartbreaker (Do,Do,Do,Do,Do)-Rolling Stones
Lawyers, Guns and Money -Warren Zevon
Gimme Back My Bullets--Lynyrd Skynyrd
Staring Down the barrel of a .44--Shinedown
Wrong End of a Gun--Nashville Pussy (yes, that's the name of the band)
ME 262--Blue Oyster Cult
Down By The River--Neil Young
Hey, Joe (multiple artists)
Shotgun Blues--Guns 'n' Roses

There's more, I just gotta go through my record collection....!

CoachVince
October 24, 2005, 11:04 AM
Well, I know there's a country song, with a line about sitting on porch with a single shot rifle and a one eyed dog, but I can't remember the title or artist.
Other mentions:

AC-DC - Big Gun
NAS - (Woke up this morning and ) Got yourself a gun
ZZ Top - Gun Love (a little spicy in the lyrics)
Ice Cube - Today was a good day (Didn't even have to use my AK)
Elton John - My Father's Gun (yes, Elton John!)
"As soon as this is over we'll go home
To plant the seeds of justice in our bones
To watch the children growing and see the women sewing
There'll be laughter when the bells of freedom ring"
I really like Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner, I know it's been mentioned, but it's been a favorite.

pax
October 24, 2005, 11:27 AM
Earthworm ~

Here it is. (I highlighted my favorite line.:) )
The Ballad of Irving
by Frank Gallop

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.
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.

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.


pax

GunGoBoom
October 24, 2005, 11:42 AM
I know there's a country song, with a line about sitting on porch with a single shot rifle and a one eyed dog, but I can't remember the title or artist.

"Louisiana Saturday Night", sang by Mel McDaniel. :)

http://www.letssingit.com/?/mel-mcdaniel-louisiana-saturday-night-j1xdmql.html

BlackGold
October 24, 2005, 12:14 PM
Bounty Hunter - Molly Hatchet

My horse is kicking dust up off the trail,
I’m just getting back from a trip to hell.
My six gun she’s stapped by my side,
Thunder is the horse that I ride.
And it seems to me this is one hell of a way,
For a man like me to earn that pay.

Chorus:
Outlaws on the loose.
Running, running from the noose.

Blue steel flashing, hot lead flying,
I wonder what they feel like when they’re dying.
Someday soon it might be my turn,
Is it worth the money I earn?
And it seems to me this is one hell of a way,
For a man like me to earn that pay.

Chorus:
Outlaws on the loose,
Running, running from the noose.
I’m a bounty hunter, I’ll hunt you down, yeah, I will.

Did you know $500 will get your head blown off?
It will....ha, ha, ha............

dfaugh
October 24, 2005, 12:15 PM
Powderfinger--Neil Young

Dr.Rob
October 24, 2005, 01:27 PM
"Shotgun" by Southern Culture on the Skids is an interesting choice (I've intreviewed the band and they are the genuine article, fun to hang out with too)

"Machine Gun" by Jimi Hendrix

"Stagger Lee" isn't really a 'gun song' but it's sure as heck an outlaw ballad covered by bluesmen for the last 100 years or so. I'm partial to Nick Cave's version.

"Devils Right Hand" is a great (anti) gun song, again more of an outlaw ballad.

"Lawyers Guns and Money" is one of those that really speaks to teh essentials... add a bottle of mezcal and a powerboat and you have an episode of Miami Vice

"Big Iron On His Hip" was a favorite western tune from childhood, along with "El paso City." poor cowboys done wrong...

"Streets of Laredo" as performed by Johnny Cash... heck anything by Johnny Cash is pretty good. See also "Folsom Prison Blues, "The Cocaine Blues," "Drive On," and "The Ballad of Ira Hayes"

"Guns Of Brixton" is more 'real' now than it was in Joe Strummer's time. A true 'dont tread on me' kind of song.

"Mister Saturday Night Special" is a pretty brutal little ditty... and a great rock song.

Just goes to show you... you can like a song and not agree with it's politics.

El Tejon
October 24, 2005, 01:42 PM
"The Devil's Right Hand"

DarthBubba
October 24, 2005, 01:49 PM
He may be a hippy but this is one of my favorite songs.

Willie Nelson / Tougher Than Leather
Year: 1983

He was tougher than leather and he didn't care whether the sun shined or not When a young kid in Cow Town wanted a showdown He was careless or just maybe forgot But he died in the gunfight blinded by sunlight never draw when you're facin' the sun And old tougher than leather just carved one more notch on his gun

And when he turned to go the beautiful maiden knelt down Where her dead sweetheart lay And on his breast placed a rose while the townspeople stared in dismay And old tougher than leather should've known better But he picked up the rose in his hand And the townspeople froze when his hands crushed the rose And the rose petals fell in the sand

And old tougher than leather was a full-time go-getter The grass never grew beneath his feet From one town to another he would ride like the wind But his mind kept going back to the street Where a young cowboy died and a young maiden cried And rose petals fell in the sand And his heart had been softened by the beautiful maid And he knew he must see her again

Well he went back to the town where it all had come down And he searched but his search was in vain He had wanted to find her and say he was sorry For causing her heart so much pain But one night he died from a poison inside Brought on by the wrong he had done And old tougher than leather had carved his last notch on his gun

Well he was burried in Cow Town along about sundown Lookin' good in his new store-bought clothes When the young maiden came over and knelt down beside him And on his lapel placed a rose There's a bird in the sky flying high flying high To a place from a place changing skies changing skies[ guitar ]


give it a listen, the lyrics alone do not do it real justice.
DarthBubba:evil:

wolf_from_wv
October 24, 2005, 02:00 PM
American Remains - Highwaymen

I am a shotgun rider for the San Jacinto line,
The desert is my brother, my skin is cracked and dry.
I was riding on a folk coach and everything was fine,
'Til we took a shorter road to save some time.
The bandits only fired once, they shot me in the chest.
They may have wounded me but they'll never get the best,
Of better men:
'Cos I'll ride again.

MutinousDoug
October 24, 2005, 02:06 PM
Goin down to Dallas
Take my razor and my gun
There's so much sh&*%t in Dallas
whoo hoo, You're bound to step in some

Devon
October 24, 2005, 02:11 PM
Big & Rich - November 8th, 1965

Steve Earl - Copperhead Road

Nio
October 24, 2005, 02:18 PM
I can think of a few favorites right off the top.

The Highwayman - The version with Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings & Kris Kristofferson is the best one.

I Got the Guns - Roger Creager. That's a real good one. Makes me miss my grandpa.

Someone already mentioned Silent Running by Mike & The Mechanics.

One ya'll are missing from the list, though, is 41 Thunderer by Dave Carter. You can listen to a snip of it here:

http://daveandtracy.globalhosting.com/audio/41Thunderer.mp3

Lyrics:

41 thunderer

©2001 Dave Carter / Dave Carter Music (BMI)

in fair silver city on the blind side of fate
i grew up to manhood on the narrow and straight
but prideful i stumbeled, and foolish i fell
in the silken fine trammels of a cruel yankee belle

slender and wicked, flame in her eyes
pearl white and nickel 'round the curve of her thighs
smooth as dry whiskey, but cold to caress
she slid like a viper from her tooled leather dress

forty-one thunderer, colt repeater
she's a silver-tongued wonder and a mean mistreater
six-eyed delilah, brazen and bold
now it's stand and deliver, and fire in the hole
forty-one thunderer turn loose o' my soul

i feared not the lawman nor the thief in the night
nor angel nor devil when she went by my side
and her hunger burned blazes till it felt like my own
her wanderin' heart drove me wild and alone

forty-one thunderer...

we rode out from canaan in search of our fortune
or something' worth dyin' for, beauty or evermore
over the blackwater flats with her jackrabbits running
under a sky burnin' brimstone and reckoning
sweet for the hope of rain
and the sand in your teeth grindin' tiny white diamonds
to moments of loss that you cannot explain

so come demon lover when the long night is through
and sing me your lullaby, simple and true
for legends will tarnish and trigger will rust
and the road over glory come to ashes and dust

forty-one thunderer...

Nio

pax
October 24, 2005, 02:29 PM
Johnny Cash ... oh yeah... Folsom Prison Blues

When I was a baby, my Mama said, "Hey son,
Always be a good boy. Don't ever play with guns."
But I shot a man in Reno
Just to watch him die.
Now when I hear that whistle blowin'
I hang my head and cry...

pax

Beav
October 24, 2005, 03:34 PM
Hall and Oates - Out of Touch

"Smoking guns hot to the touch
Would cool down if we didn't use them so much"

Frandy
October 24, 2005, 03:58 PM
We're gonna take ya' way back. I mean way back when it really counted! ;)

http://www.mce.k12tn.net/ww1/over_there.htm

"Over There"
by George M. Cohan
Copyright © 1917 by Leo. Feist, Inc., New York

VERSE 1:
John-nie, get your gun, get your gun, get your gun,
Take it on the run, on the run, on the run,
Hear them call-ing you and me, ev'-ry son of lib-er-ty
Hur-ry right a-way, no de-lay, go to-day
Make your Dad-dy glad to have had such a lad,
Tell your sweet-heart not to pine, to be proud her boy's in line

CHORUS:
O-ver there, o-ver there, send the word, send the word, o-ver there,
That the Yanks are com-ing, the Yanks are com-ing,
The drums rum-tum-ming ev'-ry where
So pre-pare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to be-ware
We'll be o-ver, we're com-ing o-ver,
And we won't come back 'til it's o-ver O-ver There!

VERSE 2:
John-nie, get your gun, get your gun, get your gun,
John-nie show the Hun you're a son of a gun
Hoist the flag and let her fly, Yan-kee Doo-dle do or die
Pack your lit-tle kit, show your grit, do your bit
Yan-kees to the ranks from the towns and the tanks
Make your moth-er proud of you and the old Red White and Blue

CHORUS:
O-ver there, o-ver there, send the word, send the word, o-ver there,
That the Yanks are com-ing, the Yanks are com-ing,
The drums rum-tum-ming ev'-ry where
So pre-pare, say a prayer, send the word, send the word to be-ware
We'll be o-ver, we're com-ing o-ver,
And we won't come back 'til it's o-ver O-ver There!

bamawrx
October 24, 2005, 05:23 PM
hank williams Jr "country boy can survive"


WE HAVE A WINNER!

KriegHund
October 24, 2005, 05:26 PM
Just listen to any rap song :rolleyes:

beaucoup ammo
October 24, 2005, 05:38 PM
Outkast - Ain't No Thang

"I'd do it if I have to
bustin caps with this a heat and load it clip up after clip
I'm packin my gauge, if I feel it
The glock, the gat, the nine, the heaters
See I be bustin caps like my amp be bustin speakers
So how do you figure that Big Boi be scared to blast ya
You 'posed to be quickest draw, but man, I hail em faster
1-2-3, you need to think about the future
Before I shoot your ass and dilute your blood with lead
From my hollow tips, I'll send you to an early grave."

Mr. James
October 24, 2005, 06:53 PM
I can't believe it took to post 90 before someone mentioned "Bubba Shot the Jukebox"

Steve Earle sang "Don't Take Your Guns to Town" for Jerry Douglas - he added a new, explicitly anti-gun verse at the end. :barf:

scubie02
October 24, 2005, 07:23 PM
I am surprised noone mentioned "Bad Company" by the same."I was born,sixgun in my hand,behind a gun I take my final stand.That's why they call me Bad Company."

whoa, can't believe i didn't think of that one...later he did "Layin' Down the Law" as well

wolf_from_wv
October 24, 2005, 09:32 PM
Kenny Rogers
Ruby, Don't take your love to town

But, if I could move I'd get my gun and put her in the ground
Oh, Ruby, don't take your love to town

========================================
P.O.D.
Youth of the nation

Last day of the rest of my life I wish I would have known
cause i'd have kissed my momma goobye.
I didn't tell her that I loved her or how much cared
or thank my pops for all the talks and all the wisdom he shared.
Unaware I just did what I always do.
Everyday the same routine before I skate off to school
but who knew that this day wasnt like the rest,
instead of takin the test I took two to the chest.
Call me blind but I didn't see it comin and everybody was runnin
but I couldn't hear nothin, except gun blast, it happened so fast
I didn't really know this kid though I sat by him in class.
Maybe this kid was reachin out for love or maybe
for a moment he forgot who he was or maybe this kid just wanted to be hugged,
whatever it was I know its because

CHORUS
We are We are the youth of the nation (repeat)x4

Little Suzzy she was only twelve she was given the world
with every chance to excel
Hang with the boys and hear the stories they tell she might act kinda proud
but no respect for herself
She finds love in all the wrong places the same situations but different faces.
Changed up her pace since her daddy left her too bad he never told her she
deserved much better.

Johnny boy always played the fool, he broke all the rules
so you would think he was cool.
He was never really one of the guys no matter how hard he tried,
with the thought of suicide
It's kinda hard when you ain't got no friends, he put his life to an end they
might remember him then.
You cross a line and there is no turnin back he told the world how he felt with
the sound of a gat.

CHORUS x4

Whos to blame for the life that tragedies claim no matter what you say
it won't take away the pain, that I feel inside I'm tired of all the lies
don't nobody know why it's the blind leadin the blind.
Guess that's the way that the story goes,
will it ever make sense somebody's gotta know,
there's gotta be more to life than this,
there's got to be more to everything I thought exists

Rich K
October 24, 2005, 10:24 PM
Not to be a trivia nut,but Marty Robbins did not do "The Man Who Shot LIberty Valance".That was recorded by Gene Pitney.

bratch
October 25, 2005, 12:24 AM
We've missed quite a few.

"I've Got Rights" - Hank Williams Jr.

I said give me one of them Smith and Wesson magnum forty fours
Cause there's a man that the law let loose and justice was not done...

I said well hoss you better get you some corks
Cause you're gonna have to plug up a few holes

"The Road Goes on Forever" - Highwaymen

Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot


Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights
She stepped into the alley with a single shot .410
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They left the lawman dyin' and they made their getaway

"Blow You Away" Robert Earl Keen

The matress is mildewed and lumpy
But you fall asleep where you lay
Under the lump there's a twenty guage pump
'Cause they'd just as soon blow you away

I've got a ton of OK/TX bands that have some really good gun lyrics. I didn't post them since most people won't know them. If anyone is interested I can.

ruger270man
October 25, 2005, 03:59 AM
Dont Take Your Guns to Town - Johnny Cash

bg
October 25, 2005, 04:32 AM
How bout BOOM BOOM by John Lee Hooker. And though this next pc isn't a
song nor does it have words, I've always liked the theme from
the "Rifleman". Besides the his 44-40 does all the talking in the first
part....;)Boom boom boom boom.
Gonna shoot you right down.
Right off your feet.
Take you home with me.
Put you in my house.
Boom boom boom boom.

Haw haw haw haw.
Mmm hmm hmm hmm.
Mmm hmm hmm hmm.
I love to see you strut.
Up and down the floor.
When you talking to me.
That baby talk.
I like it like that.
Whoah! yeah!

when she walk that walk.
And talk that talk.
And whipser in my hear.
And tell me that you love me.
I love that talk.
when you talk like that.
It knocks me out.
Right of my feet.
Whoa! yeah!

Moonclip
October 25, 2005, 05:32 AM
I was wondering why it took until page 5 to get to rap! Maybe not the best, but definately very gun heavy in the lyrics.

Some of the guns are kind of odd you would think too for a rap song. I've heard of .410 Mossberg pistol grip pump and SKS mentioned and of course Glocks all the time.

In the spirit of SMLE's IRA song, the song Boys of County Cork mentions how the IRA only had rifles and revolvers but put them to good effect.

BryanP
October 25, 2005, 07:34 AM
I was wondering why it took until page 5 to get to rap!

Because "song" implies "music." Rap doesn't qualify. :neener:

earthworm
October 25, 2005, 01:10 PM
Pax: Thank you for the lyrics to 'Irving'.
.45Guy:After reading your post I dashed out to WallyWorld & bought 'The Best of Warren Zevon'.I remember 'Werewolves of London' but none of the others:thanks for turning me on to some good music.
GunGoBoom: I hate to nitpic but I think 'The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia' was done by Vicki Lawrence (of 'The Carol Burnette Show' fame).
Now I've just got to learn the melody to 'The Rifles of the IRA' & 'Men of Harlech' from the movie 'Zulu'.

BlackGold
October 25, 2005, 01:33 PM
Brother Phelps or Kentucky Headhunters (dont remember the name)

Lookout Mountain ?

"And the chaplin said boys were up so high, if you listen you'll hear Gabrials trumpet soundin..........."

"In the drivin rain, with our powder guns, we send boulders crashin down around them................"

Dirty Bob
October 25, 2005, 01:53 PM
Warren Zevon's songs are full of this kinda stuff, like "Jungle Work"

Three young men
In a Russian truck
With the little M-10,
send 'em running to the huts.

A few young men
The few who dare
To battle in Hell
Le Mercenaire!

Strength and muscle and jungle work
Strength and muscle and jungle work

+1 on "Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner," and "Lawyers, Guns, and Money," two of the greatest gun songs of all time.

Regards,
Dirty Bob

Frandy
October 25, 2005, 02:02 PM
I Shot the Sheriff... :evil:

http://www.bobmarley.com/songs/songs.cgi?sheriff

Bob Marley

"I want to say 'I shot the police' but the government would have made a fuss so I said 'I shot the sheriff' instead... but it's the same idea: justice." Bob, Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh never blended and complemented each other better than in this timeless testimony of innocence and defiance from the Burnin album. 'If I am guilty I will pay!'. The song also provided Eric Clapton with a number one hit in America, drawing attention to Marley's extraordinary songwriting talents. The versions from Live! and Talkin' Blues were recorded from an extraordinary two night engagement in the summer of 1975 at the Lyceum Ballroom in London; the version on Talkin' Blues is taken from the first of the two concert nights.

Lyrics:

I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Oh, no, oh
I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooh, ooh, ooh Yeah

All around in my hometown
They're tryin' to track me down, yeah
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy, for the life of a deputy
But I say, oh, now, now...

Oh, I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self defense
Ooh, ooh, ooh
I said, I shot the sheriff, Oh Lord
And they say it is a capital offense
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Hear this

Sheriff John Brown always hated me
For what I don't know
Ev'ry time I plant a seed
He said, "Kill it before it grows."
He said, "Kill them before they grow."

And so, oh, now, now,
Read it in the news

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self defense
Ooh, ooh, ooh
Where was the deputy?
I said I shot the sheriff but I swear it was in self defense

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town, yeah!
All of a sudden I saw Sheriff John Brown
Aiming to shoot me down
So I shot, I shot, I shot him down
And I say, if I am guilty I will pay

I shot the sheriff, but I say, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooh, no, oh
I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot no deputy
Ooo, ooo, ooh

Reflexes had the better of me
And what is to be must be
Ev'ry day the bucket a-go-a well
One day the bottom a-go drop out
One day the bottom a-go drop out
I say, I, I, ...

I, I shot the sheriff, but I didn't shoot the deputy, no
(Repeat)

andrew17
October 25, 2005, 02:18 PM
" I got rights" by Hank Williams Jr


" I went down to the Mary Carter paint store,,,,
I said,, gimmie one of thoes Smith and Wesson magnum forty-fours,,,,,
:cool:

torpid
October 25, 2005, 02:20 PM
PISTOL PACKIN' MAMA :D
(Al Dexter, 1943)

Lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down.

Oh, drinkin beer in a cabaret
Was I havin fun!
Until one night she caught me right
And now I'm on the run.

Oh, lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down.

Oh, I'll sing you every night Bing
And I'll woo you every day.
I'll be your regular mama
And I'll put that gun away.

Oh, lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that thing down before it goes off and hurts somebody!

Oh, she kicked out my windshield
And she hit me over the head.
She cussed and cried and said I lied
And she wished that I was dead.

Oh, lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down.

We're 3 tough gals
From deep down Texas way.
We got no pals
They don't like the way we play.
We're a rough rootin tootin shootin trio
But you ought to see my sister Cleo
She's a terror make no error
But there ain't no nicer terror
Here's what we tell her:

Lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down

Pappy made a batch of corn
The revenuers came.
The draugh was slow
So now they know
You can't do that to Mame.

Lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down

Oh, singing songs in a cabaret
Was I havin fun!
Until one night it didn't seem right
And now I'm on the run.

Oh, lay that pistol down, Babe.
Lay that pistol down.
Pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down.

Oh, pistol packin mama
Lay that pistol down.

45crittergitter
October 25, 2005, 02:36 PM
My favorite is "Country Boy Can Survive," as mentioned here numerous times. Others I can think of and didn’t see so far are:

Where were you when the world stopped turning? (Alan Jackson)

Ballad of New Orleans (Johnny Horton)

Letter from home (John Michael Montgomery)

Dang Me (Roger Miller)

Ragged Old Flag (Johnny Cash)

What was I thinkin’? (Dierks Bentley)

How do you get that lonely? (Blaine Larson)

Modern Day Bonnie & Clyde (Travis Tritt)

Pancho & Lefty (Merle & Willie)

Right Arm of America (Paul Ott)

Shotgun (Tanya Tucker)

Shotgun Rider (Joe Sun)

‘Ol Red (Blake Shelton)

You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun (from Annie Get Your Gun)

db_tanker
October 25, 2005, 02:44 PM
Gimmie Back my Bullets...

Delia's gone....

"She was low down and trifflin', and she was cold and mean.
Kind of evil make me want to grab my sub-mo-chine."

D

TNGO
October 25, 2005, 02:45 PM
"Crossfire" by Jethro Tull:

Spring light in a hazy May
And a man with a gun at the door
Someone's crawling on the roof above
All the media here for the show
I've been waiting for our friends to come
Like spiders down ropes to free-fall
A thirty-round clip for a visiting card
Admit one to the embassy ball

(chorus)
Caught in the crossfire on Princes Gate Avenue
In go the windows and out go the lights
Call me a doctor, fetch me a policeman
I'm down on the floor in one hell of a fight

I'm just a soul with an innocent face
A regular boy dressed in blue
Conducting myself in a proper way
As befitting the job that I do
They came down on me like a ton of bricks
Swept off my feet, knocked about
There's nothing for it but to sit and wait
For the hard men to get me out

(chorus)

Calm reason floats from the street below
And the slow fuse burns through the night
Everyone's tried to talk it through
But they can't seem to get the deal right
Somewhere there are Brownings in a two-hand hold
Cocked and locked, one up the spout
There's nothing for it but to sit and wait
For the hard men to get me out

(chorus)

Based on the Iranian embassy siege in London in 1980, from the perspective of a British constable who was trapped in the building when the terrorists seized it.

Ian
October 25, 2005, 03:03 PM
Leslie Fish, "No High Ground" (among many gun-related songs of hers):

Up to the dusty attic, out with the trusty gun,
The law book and the lawyer only go so far.
Sooner or later push going to come to shove.
Don't think it won't happen where you are.

Another potential one: "Me and My .30-06", by Joe Bethancourt:

I like to punch holes in pieces of paper
At a thousand yards or so
Me and my thirty ought six have a good time
That's where I like to go
I don't care for fishing, and I don't drink at all
Nor camping far out in the sticks
I just like to punch holes in pieces of paper
Me and my thirty ought six!

I'm not a redneck, I wear my hair long
And I've got a college degree
I like to read books, and I don't beat my wife
I protect the ecology
I'm not a right-wing militia fanatic
But I do like to get my kicks
Punching small holes in pieces of paper
Me and my thirty ought six!

I've never shot anyone, nor has my gun
I try to be good every day
I don't understand why I have to be punished
By taking my firearm away
Am I some kind of rabid, unspeakable beast
'Cause my fav'rite relaxing trick
Is punching small holes in pieces of paper
Me and my thirty ought six?

So please, Mr. Congressman, think about me
As you sit 'neath the Capitol dome
I'm just one guy of two hundred million
Sitting back here at home
I'm no one important, I'm not very rich
But -I VOTE- on Elections Day's mix:
Punching small holes in pieces of paper ....
Me and my thirty ought six!

Patera
October 25, 2005, 04:02 PM
from "the man who started it all" : Jimmie Rodgers - Pistol Packing Papa.

A few more:
Whiskey in the Jar - by (insert your favorite here)
I'm Ready - Muddy Waters
Shotgun - Sam and Dave
Shotgun and a Pistol - Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson
The Ballad of the Last Gunfighter - Johnny Cash

That's all the non-rap songs I can think of right now....

oh, and a great song, I believe called "Guns Made America Great" that I heard on Walton & Johnson.

VTKFJoe
October 25, 2005, 04:54 PM
Tom Ames Prayer and Road goes on forever are great outlaw songs involving guns:

Tom Ames Prayer:

Everyone in Nacodoches
Knew Tom Ames would come to a bad end
'Cause the sheriff caught him
Stealin' chickens and such by the time he was ten

One day his Daddy took a ten dollar bill
And tucked it in his hand
He said I know you're headed for trouble son
Your Momma wouldn't understand

So he took his Dad's money and his brother's old bay
He left without a word of thanks
He fell in with this crowd in some border town
And he took to robbing banks

Outside the law his luck a- run out fast
A few years came and went
'Til he's trapped in an alley in Abilene
With all but four shells spent

And he realized prayin' was the only thing
That he hadn't ever tried
Well he wasn't sure he quite knew how
But he looked up to the sky

He said you don't owe me nothin' and as far as I know Lord
I don't owe nothin' to you
I ain't askin' for a miricle Lord
Just a little bit of luck will do

You know I ain't never prayed before
'Cause it always seemed to me
That prayin's the same as beggin' Lord
I don't take no charity

but right now Lord with my back to the wall
I can't help but recall
How they nearly hung me for stealin' a horse
In Fort Smith, Arkansas

Judge Parker said guilty and the gavel came down
Just like a cannon shot
I went away quietly
I began to file a plot

They sent the preacher down to my cell
He said the Lord's your only hope
He's the only friend you're gonna have son
When you hit the end of Parker's rope

And I guess he could have kept preachin' till Christmas
but he turned his back on me
I put a homemade blade to that golden throat
Asked the deputy for the key

It ain't the first trouble I've seen before
As you already know
I've had some help from you Lord and the Devil himself's
been strictly touch and go

Yeah but who in the hell am I talkin' to
There ain't no one here but me
So he cocked both his pistols and he spit in the dirt
And he walked out into that street




Road Goes on Forever:

Sherry was a waitress at the only joint in town
She had a reputation as a girl who'd been around
Down Main Street after midnight with a brand new pack of cigs
A fresh one hangin' from her lips and a beer between her legs
She'd ride down to the river and meet with all her friends
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Sonny was a loner he was older than the rest
He was going into the Navy but he couldn't pass the test
So he hung around town he sold a little pot
The law caught wind of Sonny and one day he got caught
But he was back in business when they set him free again
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Sonny's playin' 8-ball at the joint where Sherry works
When some drunken outta towner put his hand up Sherry's skirt
Sonny took his pool cue laid the drunk out on the floor
Stuffed a dollar in her tip jar and walked on out the door
She's runnin' right behind him reachin' for his hand
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They jumped into his pickup Sonny jammed her down in gear
Sonny looked at Sherry and said lets get on outta here
The stars were high above them and the moon was in the east
The sun was settin' on them when they reached Miami Beach
They got a hotel by the water and a quart of Bombay gin
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They soon ran out of money but Sonny knew a man
Who knew some Cuban refugees that delt in contraband
Sonny met the Cubans in a house just off the route
With a briefcase full of money and a pistol in his boot
The cards were on the table when the law came bustin' in
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

The Cubans grabbed the goodies and Sonny grabbed the Jack
He broke a bathroom window and climbed on out the back
Sherry drove the pickup through the alley on the side
Where a lawman tackled Sonny and was reading him his rights
She stepped into the alley with a single shot .410
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

They left the lawman lyin' and they made their getaway
They got back to the motel just before the break of day
Sonny gave her all the money and he blew her a little kiss
If they ask you how this happened say I forced you into this
She watched him as his taillights disappeared around the bend
The road goes on forever and the party never ends

Its Main Street after midnight just like it was before
21 months later at the local grocery store
Sherry buys a paper and a cold 6-pack of beer
The headlines read that Sonny is goin' to the chair
She pulls back onto Main Street in her new Mercedes Benz
The road goes on forever and the party never ends


Of course, I am not advocating outlawism - but I am a sucker for an outlaw story. REK rules.

Joe

silverbird
October 25, 2005, 05:03 PM
Cows with Gunsx2 for that one :cool:

Kjervin
October 25, 2005, 09:03 PM
Family Snapshot by Peter Gabriel

The streets are lined with camera crews
Everywhere he goes is news
Today is different
Today is not the same
Today I make the action
Take snapshot into the light, snapshot into the light
I'm shooting into the light

Four miles down the cavalcade moves on
Driving into the sun
If I worked it out right
They won't see me or the gun

Two miles to go, they're clearing the road
The cheering has really begun
I've got my radio
I can hear what's going on

I've been waiting for this
I have been waiting for this
All you people in TV land
I will wake up your empty shells
Peak-time viewing blown in a flash
As I burn into your memory cells
'Cos I'm alive

They're coming 'round the corner with the bikers at the front
I'm wiping the sweat from my eyes
-It's a matter of time
-It's a matter of will
And the governor's car is not far behind
He's not the one I've got in mind
'Cos there he is-the man of the hour, standing in the limousine
"I don't really hate you
-I don't care what you do
We were made for each other
-Me and you
I want to be somebody
-You were like that too
If you don't get given you learn to take
And I will take you."

Holding my breath
Release the catch
And I let the bullet fly

All turned quiet-I have been here before
Lonely boy hiding behind the front door
Friends have all gone home
There's my toy gun on the floor
Come back Mum and Dad
You're growing apart
You know that I'm growing up sad
I need some attention
I shoot into the light


Sixty-eight Guns by the Alarm

And now they’re trying to take my life away
Forever young I cannot stay
Hey
On every corner I can see them there
They don’t know my name they don’t know my kind
They’re after you with their promises
(promises of love)
They’re after you to sign your life away
(yeah, yeaoh)

Sixty-eight guns will never die
Sixty-eight guns our battle cry
Sixty-eight guns
Sixty-eight guns
Oh, the sixty-eight

Living in the backstreets
That’s our home from home
The painted walls were all we’ve ever known
‘the guns forever’ that’s our battle cry
It is the flag that we fly so high
For every day they’ll try and drag us down
(drag us down and down)
I cry with anger I have done no crime
No
(yeah, yeaoh)

Sixty-eight guns will never die
Sixty-eight guns our battle cry
Sixty-eight guns will never die
Sixty-eight guns our battle cry
Sixty-eight guns
Sixty-eight guns
The sixty-eight

Up on the terrace I can hear the crowd roar
Sixty eight guns
And in the subway I can hear them whisper
Sixty eight guns
Through all the raging glory of the years
We never once thought of the fears
For what we’d do when the battle cry was over .
Nothing lasts forever is all they seem to tell you when you’re young

(i, I do swear
To unbreak the promise
To unbreak the vow

Unbreak it)

When you’re young
Have no illusion, no disillusion

Unbreak the promise
Unbreak the vow
Uphold the promise

Sixty eight guns

Sixty-eight guns will never die
Sixty-eight guns our battle cry
Sixty-eight guns will never die
Sixty-eight guns our battle cry
Sixty-eight guns
Sixty-eight guns
The sixty eight guns
Sixty eight guns
The sixty eight guns

wolf_from_wv
October 25, 2005, 09:33 PM
Does anyone remember a song with a title something like:

15 men on routine patrol? It was about vietnam.

I used to listen to it as a kid on records that were probably 10 years older than me.

No_Brakes23
October 25, 2005, 10:57 PM
Just so everybody knows, Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd was very anti-gun, and the song Gimme Back my Bullets has nothing to do with guns. It is about the "bullets" on the billboard chart. You know "#1 with a bullet?"

Someone mentioned Rooster by Alice in Chains, but then quoted the lyrics as "Gloria sent me pictures of my boy", when the line is "Lawyers send me..."



I am a little surprised no one has mentioned Camoflage by Stan Ridgeway.

"I was a PFC on a search patrol huntin' Charlie down
It was in the jungle wars of '65
My weapon jammed and I got stuck way out and all alone
And I could hear the enemy movin' in close outside
Just then I heard a twing snap and I grabbed my empty gun
And I dug in scared while I counted down my fate
And then a big Marine, a giant with a pair of friendly eyes
Appeared there at my shoulder and said 'Wait!'
When he came in close beside me he said 'Don't worry, son, I'm here'
'If Charlie wants to tangle now they'll have two to dodge'
I said 'Well, thanks alot', I told him my name and asked him his
And he said 'The boys just call me Camouflage'

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, I was awfully glad to see this big Marine

Well, I was gonna ask him where he came from
When we heard the bullets fly
Comin' through the brush and all around our ears
And then I saw that big Marine light a fire in his eye
And it was strange, but suddenly I forgot my fears

We fought all night and side by side, we took our battle stance
And I wondered how the bullets missed this man
'cause they seemed to go right through him just as if he wasn't there
And in the mornin' we both took a chance and ran
And it was here the river bank when the ambush came on top of us
And I'd thought it was the end and we were had
Then a bullet with my name on it came buzzin' through a bush
And that big Marine, he just swat it with his hands
Just like it was a fly!

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully strange Marine

And I knew there was something weird about him
'cause when I turned around he was pullin' a big palm tree
right up out of the ground
and swattin' those charlies with it from here to kingdome come

When he led me out of danger, I saw my camp and waved goodbye
but he just winked at me from the jungle and then was gone
And when I got back to my HQ I told 'em about my night
And the battle I'd spent with a big Marine named Camouflage
When I said his name a soldier gulped and the medic took my arm
And led me to a green tent on the right
He said 'You may be tellin' true boy, but this here is Camouflage'
'And he's been right here since he passed away last night'
'In fact he's been here all week long'
'But before he went he said 'semper fi' and said his only wish'
'Was to save a young Marine caught in a barrage'
'So here, take his dog tag son, I know, he'd want you to have it now'
And we both said a prayer for a big Marine named Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully strange Marine

So, next time, you're in a jungle fight
And you feel a presence near
Or hear a voice that in your mind will lodge
Just be thankful that you're not alone
And you've got some company from a big Marine
The boys call Camouflage

Whoa Camouflage, things are never quite the way they seem
Whoa Camouflage, this was an awfully big Marine"

Hardtarget
October 25, 2005, 11:35 PM
One I haven't seen is "Smackwater Jack" by Carol King.
One line..."you can't talk to a man with a shotgun in his hand..."
This is a fun subject/topic...tons of songs I've never heard of!
Mark.

slugfast
October 26, 2005, 01:26 AM
Havent seen this one yet either... my favorite of em

Chris Knight- Love and a .45




Badge number 301
Sits in his car and stares at his gun
He wipes the the blood from his shirt,
The sweat from his brow
He got out this time but he don't know how

Well he'd go on home but nobody's there
No one to hold no one to care
There was a time he had someone
But one day he came home, she was gone

Love and a .45
Are all you need to get through the night
One'll kill you one'll keep you alive
Love and a .45

Parole number fourteen two
Stands on the corner like she used to do
She's been away awhile so she's a little afraid
And the judge said he didn't want to see her again

But she's got no money she's got no rent
The money she had is already spent
Cause a couple of weeks ago she learned her lesson
Went and brought herself a little Smith and Wesson

Love and a .45
Are all you need to get through the night
One'll kill you one'll keep you alive
Love and a .45

At 3:15 he got a call, somebody heard a scream behind a wall
At a little motel down by the bay
But before he got there, they got away

Well she was all right just a little roughed up
So he took her down to the coffee shop
The report he filed said victim unknown
Now she waits up nights for him to come home

Love and a .45
Are all you need to get through the night
One'll kill you one'll keep you alive
Love and a .45

Love and a .45
Are all you need to get thru the night
One'll kill you one'll keep you alive
Love and a .45

BlackGold
October 26, 2005, 04:03 PM
Cinderella - The more things change

"Like a hot smokin' pistol on a Saturday night, ya gotto go for the throat ya gotta fight for your life........."

And dont forget "Cop Killer" by Ice-T

And old Eazy E

"Stupid M*****f***** tryin to run, now you dead as **** tryin to race a gun"

"Dont make me have to set and example today and blow onna you crazy m******f*****s away"

beaucoup ammo
October 26, 2005, 05:24 PM
True...some wonderful songs listed on this thread! Many I've never heard..or never REALLY LISTENED to!

Re: ICE-T's tune..had him pegged as a rapper..just goes to show you: never assume..song is a hell of a rocker! Great production with the drums and shots blending and subbed for each other!

Take Care

pete f
October 26, 2005, 07:33 PM
Joe ely has a few good ones, Road goes on for ever, is a pretty good one. Rev Horton Heat has some good ones too.
My right hand holds a cold corona bottle

My left hand holds a half a fifth of Gin

My right arm reaches out for her love only

But my left still embraces a life of sin



We had ourselves the sweetest little family

We laughed and sang and had a lot of fun

But I drowned it in a sea of stinkin' whiskey

And now the only little love that's left is a loaded gun



My right hand holds a vile of trainqualizers

My left hand holds a loaded .38

I've got a young girl who's anticipating romance

But it's looking like she will have to wait



We had ourselves the sweetest little family

We laughed and sang and had a lot of fun

But I drowned it in a sea of stinkin' whiskey

And now the only little love that's left is a loaded gun

And now the only little love that's left is a loaded gun
more Reverend Horton Heat Lyrics
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SJ
October 27, 2005, 01:43 AM
Some good ones already mentioned, especially Lyle Lovett's LA County. "One year later, I left Houston, with an old friend by my side. Well it did not say much, but it was a beauty of a coal-black .45."
Chris Knight is also listed above, many of his songs have gunplay in them, it's good stuff.

One I haven't seen yet is Allen Wayne Damron, Texan folk singer who did a bunch on Texas history. Most relevant to THR is his song "Come and Take It", about the battle of Gonzales where Texians first stood up to the Mexican army. On one of his live CDs he goes into the connection between Leonides and Molon Labe to the Texians.

On that crisp October morning in 1835
They unfurled their Texas banner to the wind
And the message there was simple
Star and cannon crudely drawn
If you want it, come and take it, little friend

We prayed and worked as free men since 1824
We can live in peace as brothers in the sun
But we can't accept this edict of unarmed slavery
So I think that we'll just keep this little 'gun'

It was old and obsolete when it first got here from Spain
And that was near a hundred years ago
Sent to awe the Indians, then spiked and left behind
When the seeds of Christian teachings would not grow

They sawed wheels from an oak tree and strapped her to a board
On the second try they drilled a touchole true
When the soldiers came to take it, they wheeled her out and fired
And they ran like scalded rabbits from that cannon and its crew

So like Lexington and Concord, sixty years ago
A noble free Republic had its birth
A new breed of folks came forth
They were Texian by name
As gunfire shook the rich Gonzales turf

Then the soldiers fled to San Antone to report to General Cos
Who placed that "take it" order on the shelf
If Santa Anna really wants this little gun
He can ride on up this way
And he can come and take it by himself

And the flag read "Come and Take It" with a cannon and a star
They never thought its fame would spread this far
That little cannon wasn't much, although we shoot it every year
But they had flown the first lone Texas star

It's almost as many years as those who fought at Alamo
But the flame still burns in Texas just as bright
If you want to come and take it, you had better pack your lunch
'Cause you sure as hell are headed for a fight

And the flag read "Come and Take It" with a cannon and a star
They never thought its fame would spread this far
That little cannon wasn't much, although we shoot it every year
But they had flown the first lone Texas star

45crittergitter
October 27, 2005, 09:51 PM
Geez, he didn't say post the whole entire song lyrics! lol

Ky Larry
October 28, 2005, 12:06 AM
Eddie Money "Gimme Some Water"

Frankie And Johnny various artists

Pat Travers "Boom Boom Out Go the Light

Merle Haggard "Momma Tried"

Anything by Marty Robbins

Jalexander
October 28, 2005, 07:03 PM
Well, y'all have already most of my favorites, but I'm surprised no one has mentioned James McMurty. The two of his that immediately leap to mind are 'Choctaw Bingo' and 'Lights of Cheyenne'. The relevant lyrics are below.

'Choctaw Bingo'
Bob and Mae come up from little town
Way down by lake Texoma where he coaches football
They were two A champions now for two years running
But he says they won't be this year no they won't be this year
And he stopped off in Tushka at that "Pop's Knife and Gun" place
Bought a SKS rifle and a couple a full cases of that steel core ammo
With the berdan primers from some East bloc nation that no longer needs 'em
And a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol
I mean .50 caliber made by bada** Hebrews
And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton's
Soon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a time
We're gonna have us a time

'Lights of Cheyenne'
Now there's antelope grazing
in range of my gun
Come opening weekend
you won't see a one
They'll vanish like ghosts
`cause somehow they know
But now they're up to the
fence in the early dawn

James

WyoJack
October 28, 2005, 10:42 PM
Can't believe no one has heard of "Don't forget the guns" by Cheryl Weaver.
It was originally an anti gun song but it sure sounds gunny to me.

Jack

moby clarke
October 28, 2005, 11:50 PM
You guys are all wrong. The greatest gun song is with out a doubt Weird Al's TRIGGER HAPPY!

Trigger Happy
by Al Yankovic

Lyrics:

Got an AK-47, well you know it makes me feel alright
Got an Uzi by my pillow, helps me sleep a little better at night
There's no feeling any greater
Than to shoot first and ask questions later
Now I'm trigger happy, trigger happy every day

Well, you can't take my guns away, I got a constitutional right
Yeah, I gotta be ready if the Commies attack us tonight
I'll blow their brains out with my Smith and Wesson
That ought to teach them all a darn good lesson
Now I'm trigger happy, trigger happy every day

(Oh yeah, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh baby, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh I'm so)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
Better watch out, punk, or I'm gonna have to blow you away

Oh, I accidently shot daddy last night in the den
I mistook him in the dark for a drug-crazed Nazi again
Now why'd you have to get so mad?
It was just a lousy flesh wound, Dad
You know, I'm trigger happy, trigger happy every day

Oh, I still haven't figured out the safety on my rifle yet
Little Fluffy took a round, better take him to the vet
I filled that kitty cat so full of lead
We'll have to use him for a pencil instead
Well, I'm so trigger happy, trigger happy every day

(Oh yeah, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh baby, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh I'm so)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
Better watch out, punk, or I'm gonna have to blow you away

Come on and grab your ammo
What have you got to lose?
We'll all get liquored up
And shoot at anything that moves

Got a brand new semi-automatic weapon with a laser sight
Oh, I'm prayin' somebody tries to break in here tonight
I always keep a Magnum in my trunk
You better ask yourself, do you feel lucky, punk?
Because I'm trigger happy, trigger happy every day

(Oh yeah, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh baby, I'm)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
(Oh I'm so)trigger, trigger happy
Yes I'm trigger, trigger happy
Better watch out, punk, or I'm gonna have to blow you away

ziadel
October 29, 2005, 12:02 AM
Bad Company - Bad Company





Company Always on the run
Destiny is the rising sun
Oh I was born 6-gun in my hand
Behind a gun I'll make my final stand
That's why they call me
Bad company
And I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Rebel souls
Deserters we are called
Chose a gun and threw away the sun
Now these towns
They all know our name
6-gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear them say Bad company
And I won't deny
Bad Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Bad company
I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
And I say it's
Bad company Oh Yeah---Yeah
Bad company
Till the day I die Oh Yeah
Tell me that you are not a thief
Oh But I am
Bad Company
It's the way I play
Dirty for dirty
Oh Somebody Double-crossed me
Double-cross
Double-cross
Yeah
We're Bad company
Kill in cold blood






Honorable mention to Offspring's 'Bad Habbit' I'd have posted it, buit the language is a bit much for some of you old timers I think :p


heres a link, but be warned, theres a lotta four letter words in there.

http://www.sing365.com/music/lyric.nsf/Bad-habit-lyrics-Offspring/3A1AE26C1CAF6E514825689E000B6C36

Feanaro
October 29, 2005, 02:27 AM
Bob Dylan - From a Buick 6. Sure, it only has "She keeps this .410 all loaded with lead." But there is never a bad time for a little Dylan.

Charles W Webb
October 29, 2005, 03:20 AM
Whiskey in the jar(Metallica version/Favorite Metallica song of all)


As I was goin' over the Cork and Kerry mountains
I saw Captain Farrell and his money he was countin'
I first produced my Pistol and then produced my rapier
I said stand and deliver or the devil he may take ya

I took all of his money and it was a pretty penny
I took all of his money yeah I brought it home to Molly
She swore that she'd love me, never would she leave me
But the devil take that woman for you know she treat me easy

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Being drunk and weary I went to Molly's chamber
Takin' my money with me and I never knew the danger
For about six or maybe seven in walked Captain Farrell
I jumped up, fired off my Pistols and I shot him with both barrels

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Now some men like the fishin' and some men like the fowlin'
And some men like ta hear, ta hear cannon ball a roarin'
Me I like sleepin' specially in my Molly's chamber
But here I am in prison, here I am with a ball and chain yeah

Musha ring dum a doo dum a da
Whack for my daddy-o
Whack for my daddy-o
There's whiskey in the jar-o

Whiskey in the jar-o
Musha ring dum a doo dum a da

-------------------------------------------------

Metallica/Shoot me again(Just so you know Metallica is my favorite band)

I won’t go away
Right here I’ll stay

Stand silent in flames
Stand tall ‘till it fades

Shoot me again
I ain’t done yet

Shoot me again

All the shots I take
I spit back t you
All the ???? you fake
Comes back to haunt you

All the shots

All the shots I take
What difference did I make?
All the shots I take
I spit back at you

I won’t go away, with a bullet in my back
Right here I’ll stay, with a bullet in my back

Shoot me
Take a shot

I’ll stand on my own, with a bullet in my back
I’m stranded and sold , with a bullet in my back

I bite my tongue
Trying not to shoot back
No compromise
My heart won’t pump the other way

Wake the sleeping giant
Wake the beast
Wake the sleeping dog
No, let him sleep

------------------------

Metallica - Kill em all

No Remorse

No mercy for what we are doing
No thought to even what we have done
We don't need to feel the sorrow
No remorse for the helpless one

War without end
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath

Blood feeds the war machine
as it eats its way across the land
We don't need the feel the sorrow
No remorse is the one command

War without end
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath

Only the strong survive
No one to save the weaker race
We are ready to kill all comers
Like a loaded gun right at your face

War without end
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath
No remorse No repent
We don't care what it meant
Another day Another death
Another sorrow Another breath

Attack
Bullets are flying
People are dying
with madness surrounding all hell's breaking loose
Soldiers are hounding
Bodies are mounting
cannons are shouting to take their abuse
With war machines going
Blood starts to flowing
No mercy given to anyone hear
The furious fighting
Swords are like lighting
It all becomes frightening to you
Know death is near
No remorse

Sorry for the long post I thought my first post should be long to make up for the fact I dont talk alot

zastros
October 29, 2005, 05:21 AM
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill every whitey I see,
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill every whitey I see.
If I kill every whitey I see...Then whitey, he won't bother me,
I'm gonna get me a shotgun and kill every whitey I see.

1st or 2nd season and still one of the funniest bits they, and particularly he, ever did.

Spot77
October 29, 2005, 08:59 AM
Drunk Injuns "I Like Guns!"

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles "Gun Control"

Yes, I'm a leftover punk from the 80's.....

Haven't listened to these in a looooong while so my best guess at the lyrics would be pretty sketchy.

wolf_from_wv
October 29, 2005, 01:23 PM
Might have missed it, but I didn't see it...

Momma, just killed a man
Put a gun against his head
Pulled my trigger
Now he's dead

Momma, life had just begun
And now I've gone and thrown it all away

Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bohemian Polka - Weird Al

Justin
October 29, 2005, 02:15 PM
I can't be the only person here who remembers Eddie Vedder getting his preach on with the song Glorified G

Got a gun, fact I got two. That's ok, man, 'cus I love God.

wolf_from_wv
October 29, 2005, 02:49 PM
Smuggler's Blues

There's trouble on the streets tonight, I can feel it in my bones
I had a premonition, that he should not go alone
I knew the gun was loaded, but I didn't think he'd kill
Everything exploded and the blood began to spill
So baby, here's your ticket, put the suitcase in your hand
Here's a little money now, do it just the way we planned
You be cool for twenty hours and I'll pay you twenty grand

I'm sorry it went down like this,
And someone had to lose,
It's the nature of the business,
It's the smuggler's blues
Smuggler's blues

===================

Barry McGuire
Eve of Destruction

The eastern world
It is explodin'
Violence flaring, bullets loading
You're old enough to kill
But not for votin'
You don't believe in war
Then what's that gun you're totin'

adobewalls
October 29, 2005, 04:07 PM
Johnny Rogers, the Blue Yoddler, included guns in several of his songs - most memorably, "T for Texas" where he's, "gonna buy him a shotgun with a barrle as long as I am tall" and' "shoot that rounder that took Thelma, away from me." Of course after he had already shot Thelma with a "Pistol with bright shiny barrel".

Willy Nelson's big break started with his "Red Headed Stranger" Album. The whole album was the story of a Preacher's Revenge on a cheat'n wife. "He shot'em so quick they had no time to warn them..."

Many of Marty Robbin's Ballads chronicled the fights between the desparados and bad men of the West.

In the same tradition is Allen Wayne Damron and, "The Gringo Pistolero", with my favorite verse being, "pull yer sights up to 800, and hold a yard to the left for the wind, here's one adviso that will never flash again, weeping red tears from a third eye, a gift from the Springfield of the Gringo Pistolero"

Too bad the Mariachi traditions are fading, because my brother-in-laws talk about certain towns in south Texas that were quite famous in the mariachi ballads for their gunfights over women. It would be ashamed if these never got recorded.

BlkHawk73
October 29, 2005, 05:08 PM
LOVE GUN - Kiss the album of the same name evn had a little insert.

http://www.kissfaq.com/merchandise/merch_lovegun_gun.jpg

Nematocyst
October 29, 2005, 05:52 PM
Drunk Injuns "I Like Guns!"

Dirty Rotten Imbeciles "Gun Control"

Yes, I'm a leftover punk from the 80's.....

Haven't listened to these in a looooong while so my best guess at the lyrics would be pretty sketchy. Spot, if you "google" the group name, song name and the word "lyrics", you'll come up with the lyrics to any song.

Here's DRI's Gun Control, for example:

Gun Control
Automatic weapons were meant for the war
But here they are right outside your front door
Gangs and thieves are armed to the hilt
Ready to kill without the quilt

Lock and load
We need gun control (2)

A shot rings out from down the street
The gangs are restless from the night heat
The cold, black metal has made them insane
Killing each other is part of the game

Lock and load
We need gun control (2)

The barrel of a gun at the back of your head
Your money or your life is all that he said
Do you want to die or live to be old
Don't think twice about gun control

Lock and load
We need gun control (2)

We were given the right to bear arms
When our land was all ranch and farms
The law is old and in need of updating
There's no time time for hesitating

Lock and load
We need gun control (2)

ryoushi
October 29, 2005, 09:52 PM
Neil Young has a few

Revolution Blues:

Well, we live in a trailer at the edge of town
You never see us 'cause we don't come around.
We got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down.

But we need you now, and that's why I'm hangin' 'round.
So you be good to me and I'll be good to you,
And in this land of conditions I'm not above suspicion
I won't attack you, but I won't back you.

Well, it's so good to be here, asleep on your lawn.
Remember your guard dog? Well, I'm afraid that he's gone.
It was such a drag to hear him whining all night long.

Yes, that was me with the doves, setting them free
near the factory where you built your computer, love.
I hope you get the connection, 'cause I can't take the rejection
I won't deceive you, I just don't believe you.

Well, I'm a barrel of laughs, with my carbine on
I keep 'em hoppin', till my ammunition's gone.
But I'm still not happy, I feel like there's something wrong.

I got the revolution blues, I see bloody fountains,
And ten million dune buggies comin' down the mountains.
Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers and I'll kill them in their cars.

Powderfinger:

Look out, Mama, there's a white boat comin' up the river
With a big red beacon, and a flag, and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John, Cause it don't look like they're here to deliver the mail

And it's less than a mile away I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side and a gun And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone, my brother's out hunting in the mountains
Big John's been drinking since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be left me here to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand felt reassurin'
He told me, Red means run, son, numbers add up to nothin'
So when the first shot hit the dock I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black, and my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder and the finger
Cover me with the thought that pulled the trigger
Think of me as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.

MountainPeak
October 29, 2005, 10:18 PM
"I shot the Sheriff, but I didn't shoot the Deputy"! Eric Clapton. The BEST version.

Mongo the Mutterer
November 1, 2005, 04:31 PM
"open up your eyes, I've got a 12 gauge surprise for you.."

About a pig he had on his farm.

Kind of out of character for James, that's why I like it so...

shepsan
November 1, 2005, 05:34 PM
How about the grand daddy of them all.....the melancholy "Streets of Laredo"


"As I walked out in the streets of Laredo
As I walked out in Laredo one day
I spied a poor cowboy wrapped up in white linen
All wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay

I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy"
These words he did say as I proudly stepped by
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I'm shot in the breast and I know I must die

'Twas once in the saddle I used to go ridin'
Once in the saddle I used to go gay
First lead to drinkin', and then to card-playing
I'm shot in the breast and I'm dying today

Let six jolly cowboys come carry my coffin
Let six pretty gals come to carry my pall
Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin
Throw roses to deaden the clods as they fall

Oh, beat the drum slowly, and play the fife lowly
And play the dead march as you carry me along
Take me to the green valley and lay the earth o'er me
For I'm a poor cowboy and I know I've done wrong"

We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly
And bitterly wept as we carried him along
For we all loved our comrade, so brave, young and handsome
We all loved our comrade although he done wrong."

Mongo the Mutterer
November 1, 2005, 05:45 PM
You are correct. However I missed these lines in my memory...

'Twas once in the saddle I used to go ridin'
Once in the saddle I used to go gay

Oh well, don't ask don't tell...:neener:

shepsan
November 1, 2005, 06:46 PM
You know Mongo, our language is a strangely evolving paradox. The word gay used to mean something quite expressive and when used correctly made a effective statement. Unfortunately, its present usage has made it more mongrel.

Mongo the Mutterer
November 1, 2005, 07:46 PM
Not going so far as mongrel.

Today it depends upon usage, like many of our words. It seems to me that our language is a living thing, and very interesting to watch.

We invent words... bling comes to mind, since I detest it, and words fall out of favor, or change in meaning.

Johnny_Yuma
November 2, 2005, 02:08 AM
"Stackolee" - Doc Watson
"Cocaine Blues" - Johnny Cash
"Folsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash
"I Shot the Sheriff" - Bob Marley
"The Ballad of Hollis Brown" - Bob Dylan

There's probably about another 25 each by Watson and Cash that I love ;) .

Dorian
November 2, 2005, 09:27 AM
Filter- Hey man, Nice shot

RTFM
November 2, 2005, 10:01 AM
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) - Nancy Sinatra
The Good The Bad and the Ugly - Hugo Montenegro
Lawyers, Guns and Money - Warren Zevon
I Shot The Sheriff - Eric Clapton
Hey Joe - Jimi Hendrix
The Night Chicago Died - Paper Lace
Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi
Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Bob Dylan
Abraham, Martin and John - Dion
Hurricane - Bob Dylan
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner - Warren Zevon
Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence -Gene Pitney
Shotgun - Jr. Walker & the All Stars
Billy, Don't Be A Hero - Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
You Don't Mess Around With Jim - Jim Croce
Run Joey Run - David Geddes
Stagger Lee - Lloyd Price
Janie's Got A Gun - Aerosmith
I Feel Like A Bullet (In The Gun Of Robert Ford) - Elton John
I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Ohio - Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Big Iron - Marty Robbins
Take the Mony and Run - Steve Miller Band
Happiness Is A Warm Gun - Beathes
Point Blank - Bruce Springsteen
Love Is In Control (Finger on the Trigger) - Donna Summer
Guns, Guns, Guns - Guess Who
Shoot'em Up, Baby - Andy Kim
If I Had A Rocket Launcher - Bruce Cockburn
Shot In The Dark - Ozzie Osbourne
Love Gun - Kiss
Ballad of Irving - Frank Gallop
Jeannie Needs A Shooter - Warren Zevon

Mongo the Mutterer
November 2, 2005, 10:41 AM
RTFM -- kudos, great list.

BlackGold
November 2, 2005, 01:02 PM
More Eazy-E

The silly mutha***** pulled out a duce duce, little did he know I had a loaded twelve gauge, one sucka dead, L.A. Times front page........
cause the boyz in the hood are always hard, keep talk that trash were gonna pull your card.......
dont want nuthin in life but to be ligit, so dont quote me by I aint said ****

MBane666
November 2, 2005, 05:24 PM
I really wanted to license DEVIL'S RIGHT HAND as the theme for SHOOTING GALLERY...post-modern ironism, doncha know!

Otherwise, Guns of Brixton, especially applicable after the NO Katrina experience!

A Country Boy Can Survive, which Brother Hank wrote after he gave me a .454, which I still have.

Bandito..."Hey, that seems fair!"

Michael B

Stevie-Ray
November 2, 2005, 11:53 PM
Lotta great ones mentioned, but my personal favorite is Alice Cooper's Desperado.

My shots are clean and my
shots are final.
My shots are deadly and, when it's done:

You're as stiff as my smokin barrel
You're as dead as a desert night
You're a notch, and I'm a legend
You're at peace and I must hide

Honorable mention goes to Lorne Green's Ringo.

CentralTexas
November 3, 2005, 05:16 AM
And from the same Alice Cooper album-
"Killer"
What did I do to deserve such a fate
I didn't really want to get
Involved in this thing
Someone handed me this gun and I
I gave it everything
Yeah, I gave it everything

Don't think this one has been posted yet-
Queensryche "Empire"
Last night the word came down
Ten dead in Chinatown
Innocent, they're only crime was
Being in the wrong place at the wrong time
Too bad, people say, what's wrong with the kids today?
Tell you uright now they've got nothing to lose
They're building EMPIRE!

Johnny used to work after school
At the cinema show
Gotta hustle if he wants an education, he's got a long way to go
Now he's out on the street all day
Selling crack to the people who pay
Got an AK-47 for his best friend, business the American way

Mongo the Mutterer
November 3, 2005, 06:14 AM
Elton John and Bernie Taupin off "Caribou"


"An extremely quiet child" they called you in your school report
"He's always taken interest in the subjects that he's taught"
So what was it that brought the squad car screaming up your drive
To notify your parents of the manner in which you died

At St. Patricks every Sunday, Father Fletcher heard your sins
"Oh, he's unconcerned with competition he never cares to win"
But blood stained a young hand that never held a gun
And his parents never thought of him as their troubled son

"Now you'll never get to Heaven" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Grow up straight and true blue
Run along to bed"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking

They had you holed up in a downtown bar screaming for a priest
Some gook said "His brain's just snapped" then someone called the police
You'd knifed a Negro waiter who had tried to calm you down
Oh you'd pulled a gun and told them all to lay still on the ground

Promising to hurt no one, providing they were still
A young man tried to make a break, with tear-filled eyes you killed
That gun butt felt so smooth and warm cradled in your palm
Oh your childhood cried out in your head "they mean to do you harm"

"Don't ever ride on the devil's knee" Mama said
Remember mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Pay your penance well, my child
Fear where angels tread"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking

Within an hour the news had reached the media machine
A male caucasian with a gun had gone berserk in Queens
The area had been sealed off, the kids sent home from school
Fourteen people lying dead in a bar they called the Kicking Mule

Oh they pleaded to your sanity for the sake of those inside
"Throw out your gun, walk out slow just keep your hands held high"
But they pumped you full of rifle shells as you stepped out the door
Oh you danced in death like a marionette on the vengeance of the law

"You've slept too long in silence" Mama said
Remember Mama said
Ticking, ticking
"Crazy boy, you'll only wind up with strange notions in your head"
Hear it, hear it, ticking, ticking

Emphasis mine. Some great lines. If I remember, this song was banned at the time it came out (1974) for the "negro waiter" reference. I guess that might get a pass in the rap world today....if Elton was black...

DRZinn
November 3, 2005, 10:49 AM
Guys, it BEST song, not every song that ever mentioned guns or killing.

Nematocyst
November 3, 2005, 05:38 PM
Guys, it BEST song, not every song that ever mentioned guns or killing. Yeah, I know. But until we get them all posted and look at them ("Oh, yeah, forgot about that one..."), then how can we decide which one is best? :neener:

Only, kidding, Doc. I know you're just trying to honor the original intention of the thread. ;)

But, this IS fun seeing how many have been written. It's pretty amazing, even if not surprizing given how long guns have been around and how much a part of modern life they have become.

And, when you think of it, we've only been covering songs from western cultures. Just imagine what it'd be like if we included other cultures as well. :evil:

Nem

DRZinn
November 3, 2005, 05:52 PM
Personally, I'd rather have limited the thread to songs that were pro-gun, or at least presented them in a positive light, which would disqualify half the songs mentioned thus far.

f4t9r
November 3, 2005, 08:31 PM
The Battle of New Orleans

dfaugh
November 5, 2005, 02:19 PM
Guns, Guns, Guns--Guess Who

For What's It's Worth---Buffalo Sprinfield/Neil Young

Ohio---Crosby, Stills and Nash/Neil Young

I thought about making it strictly pro-gun---However I believe in the First Amendment, as much as I do the Second...So, if someone want to sing an anti message, SO BE IT....

DRZinn
November 5, 2005, 02:35 PM
I thought about making it strictly pro-gun---However I believe in the First Amendment, as much as I do the Second...So, if someone want to sing an anti message, SO BE IT....Gimme a freakin' break. The First Amendment means the government cannot limit free expression, it doesn't mean that we, as private citizens, have to present both sides or allow both sides to be presented in everything we say or do. If I (or you) start a thread for songs that are pro-gun only, IN NO WAY is that a violation of anyone's right to free expression.

Stevie-Ray
November 5, 2005, 11:15 PM
More from Desperado:

Tell me where the hell I'm goin
Let my bones fall in the dust
Can you hear that ghost that's callin
As my Colt begins to rust

teflonlop
November 5, 2005, 11:45 PM
My fav:
"Dig" by Mudvayne.

Stauble
November 6, 2005, 01:21 PM
no ones mentioned this yet

What This World Needs is a Few More Rednecks by charlie daniels

now thier tryna take my guns away
and that would be just fine
if they take em away from the criminals first
id gladly give ya mine

beer for my horses- toby keith

ziadel
November 23, 2005, 06:18 PM
Filter - Hey man nice shot


I wish I would’ve met you
Now it’s a little late
What you could’ve taught me
I could’ve saved some face
They think that your early ending
Was all wrong
For the most part they’re right
But look how they all got strong
That’s why I say hey man nice shot
What a good shot man
A man
Has gun
Hey man
Have fun
Nice shot
Now that the smokes gone
And the air is all clear
Those who were right there
Got a new kind of fear
You’d fight and you were right
But they were just to strong
They’d stick it in your face
And let you smell what they consider wrong
That’s why I say hey man nice, nice shot
What a good shot man
A man
Has gun
Hey man
Have fun
Nice shot
I wish I would’ve met you
I wish I would’ve met you
I’d say
Nice shot

KriegHund
November 23, 2005, 07:29 PM
:evil:

http://www.3dweb.no/galleri/stuestolbm/bilder/anim1.swf

Cows with guns.

Boss Spearman
November 23, 2005, 08:10 PM
I like everything ever done by Johnny Cash and the Rolling Stones, but I think I have to go with the Star Spangled Banner too after considering everything.

R.W.Dale
November 23, 2005, 08:16 PM
OH COME ON!! Everybody knows that the best song involving guns is Johnny Horton's "Sink the Bismark". "Shells as big as steers and guns as big as trees"
I love that song.

huaco
November 23, 2005, 09:33 PM
I must confess that I've not read every page of this long thread but I'll put out one of my favorites: Elvis Costello's "Allison"

"I know this world is killin' you
Oh Allison, my aim is true"

Spinner
November 23, 2005, 09:59 PM
A couple that nobody seems to have mentioned yet:

Something in the Air by Thunder Clap Newman

"... hand out the arms and ammo, we're gonna blast our way through here ..."


Small Change by Tom Waits

"... Small Change got rained on with his own .38 ..."


Spinner

KriegHund
November 24, 2005, 07:46 PM
Guns only mentioned once in this song

There's something happening here
What it is ain't exactly clear
There's a man with a gun over there
Telling me I got to beware

I think it's time we stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

There's battle lines being drawn
Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
Young people speaking their minds
Getting so much resistance from behind

I think it's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

What a field-day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly say, hooray for our side

It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

Paranoia strikes deep
Into your life it will creep
It starts when you're always afraid
You step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, hey, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, now, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down
Stop, children, what's that sound
Everybody look what's going down

One of my favorite songs...

RedNoma
November 24, 2005, 09:41 PM
.45 - Shinedown
Run through the jungle - Creedance Clearwater Revival

RedNoma
November 24, 2005, 09:42 PM
Sorry, double post.

Atticus
November 24, 2005, 10:17 PM
Tom Waits- Sweet little bullet from a pretty blue gun.

http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=tom+waits+pretty+blue+gun&hl=en&lr=&rls=GGLR,GGLR:2005-37,GGLR:en&sa=N&tab=ff&oi=froogler

MutinousDoug
November 24, 2005, 10:36 PM
Oh, you guys just reminded me of one I heard on a Hatfield and McCoy cartoon I saw about 1956:

Pass the biscuits Marandy
I gotta load up ma gun
We'll use those biscuits for bullets
We'll set them varmits on the run...

I can't believe I still remember that one.

Dick Dart
November 25, 2005, 08:42 PM
Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner by Warren Zevon. For that matter, there are a number of excellent songs by Warren with firearms (Lawyers, Guns and Money, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead). It's a shame we lost this great singer/songwriter.

The_Shootist
November 25, 2005, 09:39 PM
Yeah - I have one of his albums - has a 6" Model 19 on the front. One of the pics inside was of him and Hunter S Thompson shooting .357's (without hearing protection no less) in Warren's backyard.

By backyard, I hope he had a ranch - then again, him and Thompson were kinda ...um...different :evil:

The_Shootist
November 25, 2005, 09:53 PM
Ok, hows this for pro-2nd amendment rights? :evil:

Ya stay with 16 homies, and one in the hole
When the first one gets out, the next one goes
To know where ya headed, ya gotta know where ya been
The Glock stay with me, we's friends to the end

----50 Cent "My Buddy"----


One of the more printable parts of the song :D

modifiedbrowning
November 25, 2005, 10:24 PM
Anyone ever heard Finland Red, Egypt White by the Sisterhood?


Overall length: 870mm
Length of barrel: 415mm
Length of sighting line: 378mm
Weight of magazine empty: .42kg
Weight of magazine loaded: .92kg
Overall weight with loaded magazine: 4.8kg
Chamber pressure: 4550psi
The 7.62mm kalashnikov rifle fire a 7.2662mm round and one ...
Muzzel velocity: 710m/s, 2380ft/s
Specified rate of fire: 600 rounds per minute
600 rounds per minute, 600 rounds per minute
Service ammunition is divided into full cartridge and special purpose cartridge
Full ammunition is used to destroy personal
Special ammunition depending upton its construction is designed for target
identification and correction of fire, ignition of fuel and hightly flammable objects and for
destroying lightly armoured targets.
Tracer cartridges are used for target indication, fire adjustment, signal purposes
and destroying personel. And destroying personel.
Tracer bullets can ignite, can ignite
The path of the bullet is indicated by a red flame.
AP incendary cartridges are used for destroying fuel, gasoline and for
destroying targets protected by thin armour
The standard cartridge for the AK-47 is the M43
Bullet weight: 122 grains
Powder weight: 25 grains
Standard markings: full ... and ... No colour
Tracer model: 3453?
API model BZ: black and red tip
Special cartridges: Plastic blank with metal case
Finland: Red, Germany: Black, Egypt: White.
Shortrange cartridges: full, round nosed, laquered steel case, white tip.
Tracer: round nosed, laquered steel case, white about green tip.

There are three basic models of the AK;
AK47: Machine receiver, no bayonet lug, polished bolt and bolt carrier, side ...
AKM: Stamped receiver, bayonet lug, ... bolt, ... tail full grip, side a...
RPK: Squad MMG, larger barrel, equiped with 70 round drum loading, 40
round box magazine or may even a 74 round magazine. Despite those specifications, its ....
Extensive experiance ... approx 800 rounds per minute.

Destroy personel
Destroy personel
Destroy personel

modifiedbrowning
November 25, 2005, 10:26 PM
Those are the actual lyrics to the song. They are taken from an AK-47 manual apparently.

ziadel
November 26, 2005, 12:42 AM
someone played this at my going away get together last night



Bad Company - Bad Company

Company Always on the run
Destiny is the rising sun
Oh I was born 6-gun in my hand
Behind a gun I'll make my final stand
That's why they call me Bad company
And I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Rebel souls
Deserters we are called
Chose a gun and threw away the sun
Now these towns
They all know our name 6-gun sound is our claim to fame
I can hear them say Bad company
And I won't deny
Bad Bad company
Till the day I die
Till the day I die
Bad
Bad company
I can't deny
Bad company
Till the day I die
And I say it's
Bad company Oh Yeah---Yeah
Bad company
Till the day I die Oh Yeah Tell me that you are not a thief
Oh But I am
Bad Company
It's the way I play
Dirty for dirty
Oh Somebody Double-crossed me
Double-cross
Double-cross
Yeah
We're Bad company
Kill in cold blood

crt360
November 26, 2005, 12:53 AM
These may not mention guns the most, but they are some of the best songs involving guns:

Francine - ZZ Top
Tin Pan Alley - SRV
For Those About to Rock - AC/DC
The Trooper - Iron Maiden

I agree with whoever first listed Hey Joe; that might be the best.

mmike87
November 26, 2005, 12:57 AM
"Bubba shot the jukebox" is one I find pretty funny.

CarbineKid
November 26, 2005, 01:10 AM
I don't like Moby, but this song is really good.

MOBY - That's When I Reach For My Revolver Lyrics

Once I had my heroes
Once I had my dreams
But all of that is changed now
The truth begins again
The truth is not that comfortable, no
Mother taught us patience
The virtues of restraint
Father taught us boundaries
The knowledge we must go
I'm trying to protect my unity

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

A friend of mine once told me
His one and only aim
To build a giant castle
And in it sign his name
Sign it with complete community

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

Now that the sky is empty
And that is nothing new
Instead they look upon us
When they tell me
That we're nothing
I say!

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

That's when I reach for my revolver
That's when it all gets blown away
That's when I reach for my revolver
The spirit passes by this way

CarbineKid
November 26, 2005, 01:18 AM
And one of my favorite songs by carolines spine called "Sullivan". It about the Sullivan Brothers


it's not hard to reach back to the day
underneath that iowa sun
running to the tower of waterloo
looking for the Sullivan's train to come
and his five boys would run to the top
and salute him as he went by
first we'd wave hello
then we'd wave goodbye
goodbye

it's not hard to reach back to the days
after the attack on pearl
overnight my buddies turned into men
running out of time for games and girls
and the Sullivan boys were not overlooked
Uncle Sam'll call them each by name
the very next day they left on a mystery train

say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan
and don't you cry
"-We regret to inform you
the Navy has taken your sons away-"
all five... so put your blue stars in the window

it's not hard to reach back to her smile
when she'd recieve a letter
and the letters they sounded generally the same
they said if they couldn't be home
but at least they were together
on a mighty fighting battleship
somewhere in the South Pacific
the letters never got much more specific

say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan
and don't you cry
"-We regret to inform you
the Navy is keeping your sons away-"
all five... so keep your blue star in the window

it's not hard to reach back to the day
when the war finally came home
Uncle Sam'll send you a telegram
so he doesn't have to tell you over the phone
i heard she cracked up
when they found out what the war had cost
when all five of her boys were lost...

say goodbye, Mrs. Sullivan
go ahead and cry
"-We regret to inform you
that all your sons have passed away-"
all five... so change your blue star to gold

blue star to gold

tgfang
December 8, 2005, 12:32 AM
"gonna scare you up and shootcha, cause Mr. Charlie told me so"

Another Grateful Dead song, sung by Ron McKiernan.

But, best one, (as mentioned by other posters), maybe Steve Earle's Mama said a pistol is the devil's right hand.

Tom

Steamship Trooper
December 8, 2005, 07:45 AM
"Daisy" by John Edmonds

"She's my service FN"

Tequila_Sauer
December 8, 2005, 10:44 AM
Exodus - 44 Magnum Opus (violent lyrics, but they're tongue-in-cheek)
Jimi Hendrix - Hey Joe

kfranz
December 8, 2005, 10:47 AM
Steve Earle - Tom Ames Prayer

jtward01
December 8, 2005, 10:04 PM
"I Fought The Law"

[Originally by Bobby Fuller]

Breakin' rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I needed the money 'cause I had none
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so sad
I guess my race is run
Well she's the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

Robbin' people with a six gun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won
I miss my baby and I miss my fun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

I miss my baby and I feel so sad
I guess my race is run
Well she's the best girl that I ever had
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the

I fought the law and the law won

sdchuck1
December 9, 2005, 02:44 PM
Hank Jr. Country boy can survive!

The preacher man says it's the end of time
And the Mississippi River, she's a-goin' dry...

The interest is up and the stock market's down
And you only get mugged if you go downtown...

I live back in the woods, you see,
My woman and the kids and the dogs and me...

I got a shotgun, a rifle, and a four-wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

I can plow a field all day long,
I could catch catfish from dusk till dawn...

Make our own whiskey and our own smoke, too,
Ain't too many things these old boys can't do...

We grow good old tomatoes and homemade wine,
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns...
We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

We came from the West Virginia coal mines
And the Rocky Mountains, and the Western skies...

And we can skin a buck, we can run a trot line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

I had a good friend in New York City,
He never called me by my name, just hillbilly...

My grandpa taught me how to live off the land,
And his taught him to be a businessman...

He used to send me pictures of the Broadway nights,
And I'd send him some homemade wine...

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife,
For forty-three dollars, my friend lost his life...

I'd love to spit some Beech-Nut in that dude's eye
As I shoot him with my old forty-five
'Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

Because you can't stomp us out and you can't make us run
'Cause we're them old boys raised on shotguns...
We say grace, and we say ma'am,
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn...

We're from North California and South Alabam',
And little towns all around this land...

And we can skin a buck, we can run a trot line,
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive
A country boy can survive
Country folks can survive...

busterbrown
December 9, 2005, 03:10 PM
"smugglers blues" on Miami Vice

"you gotta carry guns 'cause you always carry cash'

sung by ?

kfranz
December 9, 2005, 03:22 PM
"smugglers blues" on Miami Vice

"you gotta carry guns 'cause you always carry cash'

sung by ?

Glenn Fry

SKeefe
December 9, 2005, 03:29 PM
I was always partial to the Grateful Deads' arrangement of "I've been all around this world":

"Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand"

Also has the lyrics:

"Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
Before I have to walk on in with my old forty-four"

Pretty grim; it's about a man hanged for murder. Than again, pretty much all folk songs were.
Man, I thought for certain no one would've posted this, much less at only the 8th post! (I was going to post it) :)

Ovid
January 17, 2006, 07:25 AM
I don't like Moby, but this song is really good.

MOBY - That's When I Reach For My Revolver Lyrics


That Moby song is a cover version, the original is by Mission of Burma.
I was surprised when he recorded it as Moby is VERY anti-gun; this quote is from his webpage;

Guns aren't natural phenomenon like tornadoes. Guns could easily be done away with. Make them illegal. Why not? It's worked in other countries.

Somethings seem so ingrained in our culture (like, oh, slavery, child labour, ddt, etc) until they're outlawed. Then they, to a very large and significant extent, go away. So make guns illegal. Across the board. Illegal. And they will, to a very large and significant extent, go away. They're just too dangerous to be owned and used by individual citizens. At least that's my opinion. http://www.moby.com/journal?from=2260

MedGrl
January 17, 2006, 09:50 AM
I would have to go with the classic..."The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" :evil: by Reba McEntire...I took the liberty of highlighting my favorite part in red...I've loved this song since I was about 7 or 8...and I've only "been into guns" for about two months...go figure:D

He was on his way home from candletop
Been two weeks gone and he thought he’d stop
At web’s and have him a drink for he went home to her
Andy wo-lo said hello
He said hi what’s a doing
Wo said sit down I got some bad news that’s gonna hurt
Said I’m your best friend and you know that’s right
But your young bride ain’t home tonight
Since you been gone she’s been seeing that amos boy seth
He got mad and he saw red
Andy said boy don’t you lose your head
Cause to tell you the truth I’ve been with her myself

Chorus:
That’s the night the lights went out in georgia
That’s the night that they hung an innocent man
Don’t trust your soul to no back woods southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town’s got bloodstains on his hand

Andy got scared and left the bar
Walking on home cause he didn’t live far you see
Andy didn’t have many friends and he just lost him one
Brother thought his wife must’ve left town
So he went home and finally found the only thing
Daddy had left him and that was a gun
He went off to andy’s house
Slipping through the back woods quiet as a mouse
Came upon some tracks too small for andy to make
He looked through the screen at the back porch door
He saw andy lying on the floor
In a puddle of blood and he started to shake

The georgia patrol was making their rounds
So he fired a shot just to flag em down
And a big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said
Why’d you do it?

The judge said guilty in a make believe trial
Slapped the sherrif on the back with a smile and said
Suppers waiting at home and I got to get to it

Chorus

They hung my brother before I could say
The tracks he saw while on his way
To andy’s house and back that night were mine
And his cheatin wife had never left town
And that’s one body that’ll be found
You see little sister don’t miss when she aims her gun:evil:

jrpeterman
January 17, 2006, 10:07 AM
Lawyers, Guns and Money - Warren Zevon

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Well, I went home with the waitress
The way I always do
How was I to know
She was with the Russians, too
I was gambling in Havana
I took a little risk
Send lawyers, guns and money
Dad, get me out of this

I'm the innocent bystander
Somehow I got stuck
Between the rock and the hard place
And I'm down on my luck
And I'm down on my luck
And I'm down on my luck

Now I'm hiding in Honduras
I'm a desperate man
Send lawyers, guns and money
The ******** has hit the fan

Send lawyers, guns and money...

quiettype
January 17, 2006, 12:37 PM
Rottweiler Blues by Warren Zevon

Got a Glock on the bedside table
Machine gun leaning by the bedroom door
Kevlar vest in the closet
Well,I wear it when I go to the store...

entropy
January 17, 2006, 02:19 PM
..."The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia" by Reba McEntire...

Too young to remember the original version by Vicki Lawrence, eh?;)

I don't like Moby, but this song is really good.


I actually like some of his music, but the mentioned quote shows an incredible amount of naievety on his part. :p


Glenn Fry
Glenn Frey

thorazine
January 17, 2006, 02:28 PM
OK, the "best gun movie" thing has been beaten to death (and then some)...but what about the best SONG involving guns...Not so many to choose from I think, but I'm sure we know of a few...

I'll save mine for later after I see what y'all can come up with....

Too funny...

By the late Notorius BIG (not sure what track),

I got seven mac elevens.
Eight thirty-eights.
Nine nines.
Ten mac tens.
The **** never ends.
You can't touch my riches.
Even if you had mc hammer and the three fifty seven *******.

Hollowdweller
January 17, 2006, 02:30 PM
For sure one of my faves is James' Mc Murtry's "Chocktaw Bingo"

And he stopped off in Tushka at that "Pop's Knife and Gun" place
Bought a SKS rifle and a couple a full cases of that steel core ammo
With the berdan primers from some East bloc nation that no longer needs 'em
And a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol
I mean .50 caliber made by badass Hebrews
And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton's
Soon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a time

engineer151515
January 17, 2006, 02:49 PM
"Another One Bites the Dust" - Queen.

wolf_from_wv
January 17, 2006, 05:58 PM
Why were Reba and Vickie able to sing "The night the lights went out in Georgia", but Garth had to cut "The thunder rolls" short?

She runs back down the hallway, through the bedroom door
She reaches for the pistol kept in the dresser drawer
She tells the lady in the mirror: he won’t do this again
Tonight will be the last time she wonders where he’s been
And the thunder rolls…and the thunder rolls

The thunder rolls and the lightning strikes
Another love grows cold on a moonless night
And the storm blows all out of control
Deep in her heart the thunder rolls


========================================

The song some of us may have learned as kids...

Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh,
Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh,
Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride.
With a sword and a pistol by his side, Uh-huh.

MedGrl
January 17, 2006, 07:04 PM
Too young to remember the original version by Vicki Lawrence, eh?;)



I actualy have hear the Vicki Lawrence version...I don't know if it is just that Reba is the version I cut my eyeteeth on or if it is just better sung, but I like the Reba version better.; Nothing against Vicki:)

Rich K
January 17, 2006, 07:10 PM
Another one by Hank Williams Jr. is " I've Got RIghts". " I went down to the Mary Carter paint store. Said,Gimme one of those Smith & Wesson Magnum 44's.

DontBurnMyFlag
January 17, 2006, 08:25 PM
some of the best songs ive heard that involve guns are by "catch 22" and "Streetlight manifesto". They are both modern ska bands and are very catchy. some of the lyrics are:

all different songs


Steve took three or four
Heather took more.
She lit a cigarette
now they're walking out the door
with a semi automatic and a ski mask on
and they look to one another
and they say to themselves
"what fun".


Jack dropped 21,
Jill 22.
The look in his eye said
"Brother what are you going to do
with a 9mm and a three piece suit?"
they look to one another and say
"hey mother????er, who's the fool?"

when they come for me, I'll be sitting at my desk, with a gun in my hand, wearing a bulletproof vest.. Singing "my, my, my, how the time does fly, when you know you're going to die by the end of the night

I've got a gun in my hand but that gun won't cock
My finger's on the trigger but that trigger seems locked
and I can't stop staring at the tick tock clock
and even if I could I would never give up.
With a vest on my chest, a bullet in my lung
I can't believe I'm dying with my song unsung.
And if and when I die won't you bury me alone?
'Cause I'll never get to heaven if I'm singing this song.

just thought id share :D

KONY
January 17, 2006, 08:53 PM
Too funny...

By the late Notorius BIG (not sure what track),

I got seven mac elevens.
Eight thirty-eights.
Nine nines.
Ten mac tens.
The **** never ends.
You can't touch my riches.
Even if you had mc hammer and the three fifty seven *******.

Song is called "Come On" ... later on he says ...

Lil' Gotti got the shotty to your body
So don't resist, or you might miss Christmas
I tote guns, I make number runs
I give emcees the runs drippin;
when I throw my clip in the A.K., I slay from far away
Everybody hit the D-E-C-K

mustanger98
January 17, 2006, 09:41 PM
Not to be a trivia nut,but Marty Robbins did not do "The Man Who Shot LIberty Valance".That was recorded by Gene Pitney.

Mention of Marty Robbins reminds me of "Big Iron", "Running Gun", "El Paso" (which I hate:fire: ), and several other old gunfighter ballads that won't come to me at the moment.:D

mustanger98
January 17, 2006, 09:47 PM
GunGoBoom: I hate to nitpic but I think 'The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia' was done by Vicki Lawrence (of 'The Carol Burnette Show' fame).

I don't know when Vicki Lawrence recorded it, but I know Reba McEntire did. I think that was back in the '90's.

spooney
January 17, 2006, 10:53 PM
For sure one of my faves is James' Mc Murtry's "Chocktaw Bingo"

And he stopped off in Tushka at that "Pop's Knife and Gun" place
Bought a SKS rifle and a couple a full cases of that steel core ammo
With the berdan primers from some East bloc nation that no longer needs 'em
And a Desert Eagle that's one great big ol' pistol
I mean .50 caliber made by badass Hebrews
And some surplus tracers for that old BAR of Slayton's
Soon as it gets dark we're gonna have us a time

I live just south of Tushka, love the song but the Pop Knife and Gun place is actually in Atoka. I had an old Enfield worked on there, pretty decent place probably will close in the near future, due to newer less grungy competition.

Rouguerunner
January 18, 2006, 12:21 AM
Not the best song I can think of ( since so many good ones have been mentioned already), but here's the chorus of one I keep hearing on the radio.

SUGAR, WE'RE GOING DOWN by FALL OUT BOY

"We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded Gun complex, cock it and pull it"

Tigerseye
January 18, 2006, 01:06 AM
Bubba Shot the Juke Box . . .

"Reckless discharge of a gun - that's what the deputies are claiming."

Bubba answered, "Reckless hell! I hit just where I was aming."

Tigerseye

justsurvivingincalifornia
January 18, 2006, 11:29 AM
May be it just me but this song has always made me think of Tanks and Armored personal carriers driving in to battle.

Born to be wild
Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild

Am I the only one to think of this song?

Phyphor
May 20, 2007, 10:05 PM
Thread Necromancy!

Here's another Bruce Springsteen one - 57 channels and nuthin' on.

Red Hot Chilli peppers - Dani California
George Thorogood - Cops and Robbers (You all gotta hear this one, it's great fun.)

AZTOY
May 20, 2007, 11:16 PM
Big & Rich

8th of November



Said goodbye to his mamma
As he left South Dakota
To fight for the Red, White, and Blue.
He was nineteen and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do.

He was dropped in the jungle
Where the choppers would rumble
With the smell of napalm in the air.
And the sergeant said, "Look up ahead"

Like a dark, evil cloud
1,200 came down
on him and 29 more.
They fought for their lives
But most of them died
In the 173rd Airborne.

(Chorus)
On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

Now he's fifty-eight
And his ponytail's grey
But the battle still plays in his head.
He limps when he walks,
But he's strong when he talks
About the shrapnel they left in his leg.

He puts on a grey suit
Over his Airborne tattoo
And He ties it on one time a year
And remembers the fallen,
As he orders a tall one
And swallows it down with his tears.

(Chorus)
On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965.

(Chorus)
On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around
There were few men left standing that day.

(Chorus)
On the 8th of November,
The angels were crying
As they carried his brothers away.
With the fire raining down
And the Hell all around,
There were few men left standing that day.
Saw the eagle fly,
Through a clear, blue sky
1965, the 8th of November.

The 8th of November
The 8th of November

He said goodbye to his mamma
As he left South Dakota
To fight for the Red, White, and Blue.
He was nineteen and green with a new M-16
Just doing what he had to do.

rebel16
May 20, 2007, 11:35 PM
10 pages of posting and only one person mentioned .41 thunderer!
Best gun song ever!
http://www.daveandtracy.com/audio/41Thunderer.mp3

41 thunderer

©2001 Dave Carter / Dave Carter Music (BMI)

in fair silver city on the blind side of fate
i grew up to manhood on the narrow and straight
but prideful i stumbeled, and foolish i fell
in the silken fine trammels of a cruel yankee belle

slender and wicked, flame in her eyes
pearl white and nickel 'round the curve of her thighs
smooth as dry whiskey, but cold to caress
she slid like a viper from her tooled leather dress

forty-one thunderer, colt repeater
she's a silver-tongued wonder and a mean mistreater
six-eyed delilah, brazen and bold
now it's stand and deliver, and fire in the hole
forty-one thunderer turn loose o' my soul

i feared not the lawman nor the thief in the night
nor angel nor devil when she went by my side
and her hunger burned blazes till it felt like my own
her wanderin' heart drove me wild and alone

forty-one thunderer...

we rode out from canaan in search of our fortune
or something' worth dyin' for, beauty or evermore
over the blackwater flats with her jackrabbits running
under a sky burnin' brimstone and reckoning
sweet for the hope of rain
and the sand in your teeth grindin' tiny white diamonds
to moments of loss that you cannot explain

so come demon lover when the long night is through
and sing me your lullaby, simple and true
for legends will tarnish and trigger will rust
and the road over glory come to ashes and dust

forty-one thunderer...

coelacanth
May 21, 2007, 12:06 AM
Lotsa good choices here but for my money the winner is Warren Zevon with the likes of Roland ( the headless Thompson gunner) + Lawyers guns and money from the album "Hard luck streak in Dancing School" . Album cover features a pair of ballerina toe shoes and a pile of empty shell casings on a hardwood floor.

WeThePeople
May 21, 2007, 10:49 AM
The resurrection of this thread just gave iTunes some more of my money!!!

Mr White
May 21, 2007, 11:03 AM
Powerderfinger
by Neil Young

Look out, Mama,
there's a white boat
comin' up the river
With a big red beacon,
and a flag,
and a man on the rail
I think you'd better call John,
'Cause it don't
look like they're here
to deliver the mail
And it's less than a mile away
I hope they didn't come to stay
It's got numbers on the side
and a gun
And it's makin' big waves.

Daddy's gone,
my brother's out hunting
in the mountains
Big John's been drinking
since the river took Emmy-Lou
So the powers that be
left me here
to do the thinkin'
And I just turned twenty-two
I was wonderin' what to do
And the closer they got,
The more those feelings grew.

Daddy's rifle in my hand
felt reassurin'
He told me,
Red means run, son,
numbers add up to nothin'
But when the first shot
hit the docks I saw it comin'
Raised my rifle to my eye
Never stopped to wonder why.
Then I saw black,
And my face splashed in the sky.

Shelter me from the powder
and the finger
Cover me with the thought
that pulled the trigger
Think of me
as one you'd never figured
Would fade away so young
With so much left undone
Remember me to my love,
I know I'll miss her.

03Shadowbob
May 21, 2007, 11:07 AM
I haven't read all the replies but I take it none of you have mentioned Dr. Dre, Snoop or EZE :)

foghornl
May 21, 2007, 12:31 PM
"Stagger Lee" (various artists)

"...But Stagger Lee Shot Billy
He shot that poor boy so bad
That the bullet went through Billy
And broke the Bartenders glass..."

redactor
May 21, 2007, 12:42 PM
Modest Mouse's "Bury Me With It"

We were shooting at a mountain of dirt/
Well nothing was broken and nothing was hurt/
But I probably really should have been at work!

Phyphor
May 21, 2007, 01:01 PM
Firehouse - Reach for the sky

Ohh yeah
Well I'm an outlaw I make my living on the run
My life is lonely, but I was born to need no one
Always on my own ohh
My gun is loaded, I'm a six-shot heart attack
I pull the trigger, so you better watch your back

Looking out for #1 so you had better take this piece of advice
Make your move, stick 'em up or kiss your ass goodbye
Reach for the sky or I will shoot you down

In the blink of an eye -- reach for the sky
There's nowhere to run nowhere to hide
Reach for the sky
I got the drop on you so raise them high
Reach for the sky

Well it's a shot show down, this is what I do for fun
I got e reputation, yeah I'm the fastest gun
I'm living on the highway movin' on from town to town
You better do it my way or I will shoot you down

Looking out for #1 so you had better take this piece of advice
Make your move, stick 'em up or kiss your ass goodbye
Reach for the sky or I will shoot you down

In the blink of an eye -- reach for the sky
There's nowhere to run nowhere to hide
Reach for the sky

I got the drop on you so raise them high
Reach for the sky
Take your best shot
Oh go for your guns baby
Reach for the sky or I will shoot you down
In the blink of an eye -- reach for the sky

There's nowhere to run nowhere to hide
Reach for the sky
Reach for the sky or I will shoot you down
In the blink of an eye -- reach for the sky

There's nowhere to run nowhere to hide
Reach for the sky
I got the drop on you so raise them high
Reach for the sky
Ohh reach for the sky
----------------------------


Bon Jovi - Santa Fe

They say that no man is an island
And good things come to those who wait
But the things I hear are there just to remind me
Every dog will have his day

The spirits, they intoxicate me
I watched them infiltrate my soul
They try to say it's too late for me
Tell my guns I'm coming home

I swear I'm gonna live forever
Tell my maker he can wait
I'm riding somewhere south of heaven
Heading back to Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe

Once I was promised absolution
There's only one solution for my sins
You gotta face your ghosts and know with no illusions
That only one of you is going home again

And I blame this world for making a good man evil
It's this world that can drive a good man mad
And it's this world that turns a killer into a hero
Well I blame this world for making a good man bad

Now I ain't getting into heaven if the devil has his way
I swear I'm gonna live forever
Heading back to Santa Fe
Got debts to pay in Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe
Lord have mercy

[Guitar solo]

So I save a prayer when I need it most
To the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
And sign it from a sinner with no name
When I meet my maker
Will he close the book on the hearts I broke and the lives I took ?
Will he walk away 'cause my soul's too late to save ?

Now I ain't getting into heaven
If the devil has his way
I swear I'm gonna live forever
Heading back to Santa Fe
Got debts to pay in Santa Fe
It's judgment day in Santa Fe

-----------------------------

Did anyone mention Iron Maiden - The trooper?
Or Tailgunner?

IfYouOnlyKnew
May 21, 2007, 01:16 PM
This morning I shot six holes in my freezer,
I think I got cabin fever,
Somebody sound the alarm.

"Boat Drinks" -- Jimmy Buffett


Well, the High Sheriff, he shot Lazarus,
Well, he shot him with a great big number,
It was a .45, Lord, Lord, it was a .45.

"Po' Lazarus"
Soundtrack from 'O Brother Where Art Thou.'

Bwana John
May 21, 2007, 01:18 PM
Seven Spanish Angels:
She reached down and picked the gun up,
That lay smokin in his hand.
She said, "Father please forgive me,
I can't make it without my man."
And she knew the gun was empty,
And she knew she couldn't win.
Her final prayer was answered,
When the rifles fired again

Little Armalite:
And it's down in Kilwilkie that's were I long to be
Lying in the dark with the Provo company
A comrade on me left and another one on me right
And a clip of ammunition for me little Armalite!
Well when premier came to Belfast say's he the battles won
The generals they have told him we've got them on the run,
But corporals and privates while on patrol at night
"send home for re-enforcement's it's the bloody Armalite!"

If I had a Rock Launcher:
here comes the helicopter -- second time today
everybody scatters and hopes it goes away
how many kids they've murdered only god can say
if i had a rocket launcher...
Some Son of a Bitch would Die.

Highwayman;
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

The SAM Song:
Well I have been a Provo now for fifteen years or more
Of ArmaLites and mortar bombs I thought I knew the score
Now we have a weapon that we've never used before
The Brits are looking worried and they're going to worry more
Tiocfaidh ár lá, sing up the 'RA
SAM missiles in the sky
I started out with petrol bombs and throwing bricks and stones
There were a hundred more lads like me I never was alone
Soon I learned that bricks and stones won't drive the brits away
It wasn't very long before I joined the IRA

Ballad of the Green Baret:
Back at home a young wife waits
Her Green Beret has met his fate
He has died for those oppressed
Leaving her his last request
"Put silver wings on my son's chest
Make him one of America's best
He'll be a man they'll test one day
Have him win the Green Beret

The Foggy Dew:
Right proudly high over Dublin town
They hung out a flag of war.
'Twas better to die 'neath an Irish sky
Than at Suvla or Sud el Bar.
And from the plains of Royal Meath
Strong men came hurrying through;
While Brittania's huns with their great big guns
Sailed in through the foggy dew

Bad Company;
Company, always on the run
Destiny is a rising sun
I was born six gun in my hand
Behind the gun I make my final stand
That's why they call me
Bad company,

03Shadowbob
May 23, 2007, 03:49 PM
How about Charlie Daniel's "Simple Man"
Now I'm the kinda man that'd not harm a mouse
But if I catch somebody breakin in my house
I've got twelve guage shotgun waiting on the other side

Or Hank Jr.'s "Country Boy can survive"
The preacher man says it's the end of time
And the Mississippi River she's a goin'dry

The interest is up and the stock market's down
And you only get mugged if you go down town

I live back in the woods you see
My woman and the kids and the dogs and me

I've got a shotgun a rifle and a four wheel drive
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

I can plow a field all day long
I can catch catfish from dusk til dawn, yeah

We make our own whiskey and our own smoke too
Ain't too many things these ole boys can't do

We grow good ole tomatoes and homemade wine
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run
Cause we'se them ole boys raised on shotguns
We say grace and we say ma'am
If you ain't into that we don't give a damn

We come from West Virginia coal mines
And the Rocky Mountains and the western skies

And we can skin a buck, we can run a trout line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

I had a good friend in New York City
He never called me by my name, just hillbilly

My Grandpa taught me how to live off the land
And his taught him to be a business man

He used to send me pictures of the broadway nights
And I'd send him some homemade wine

But he was killed by a man with a switchblade knife
For forty three dollars, my friend lost his life

I'd love to spit some beechnut in that dude's eyes
And shoot him with my ole 45
Cause a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

Cause you can't starve us out and you can't make us run
Cause we'se them ole boys raised on shotguns
We say grace and we say ma'am
If you ain't into that, we don't give a damn

We're from North California and South Alabam
And little towns all around this land

And we can skin a buck and run a trout line
And a country boy can survive
Country folks can survive
Country boy can survive
Country folks can survive

crankshop1000
May 23, 2007, 04:02 PM
Johnny Cash...Don't take your guns to town.

ryoushi
May 23, 2007, 07:55 PM
The Lights Of LA County

She left Dallas for California
With an old friend by her side
Well he did not say much
But one year later
He'd ask her to be his wife

Well one year later I left Houston
With an old friend by my side
Well it did not say much
But it was a beauty
Of a coal black .45

And the lights of L.A. County
Look like diamonds in the sky
When you're driving through the hours
With an old friend at your side

So I drove on all the day long
And I drove on through the night
And I thought of her a'waiting
For to be his blushing bride

And the lights of L.A. County
They looked like diamonds in the sky
As I drove into the valley
With my old friend at my side

And as she stood there at the altar
All dressed in her gown of white
Her face was bright as stars a'shining
Like I'd dreamed of all my life

And they kissed each other
And they turned around
And they saw me standing in the aisle
Well I did not say much
I just stood there watching
As that .45 told them goodbye

And the lights of L.A. County
Look like diamonds in the sky
When you're kneeling at the altar
With an old friend at your side
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Lyle Lovett

KINGMAX
May 23, 2007, 08:03 PM
Happiness is a warm gun....................Beatles = isn't that about shooting Herion and refering to a set of works.

The Real Wyatt
May 23, 2007, 09:24 PM
I'm surprised no one has mentioned this one yet, or did I miss it?

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I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded
Hank Fort & Herb Leighton 1949


Oh Miss Effie was her name

Through the west she won her fame

Being handy with the gun

But she drove the men insane

Cause she'd whip out her pistol

And shoot most any guy

And sing out this alibi



I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'm so sorry my friend

I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'll never, never do it again



But one night she made a slip

Shot the sheriff in the hip

So the law it took a hand

And made Effie take the stand

And she pled, 'oh your honor

I'll know you turn me loose

When you hear my one excuse'



I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'm so sorry my friend

I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'll never, never do it again



I didn't know the gun was loaded

But regarding the gun that I toted

All I did was hold it high and go ...

BANG, PING, HUHH, ZSSS

I'll never, never do it again



INSTRUMENTAL



Yes the jury all agreed

That Miss Effie should be freed

But the sheriff's jealous wife

Was indignant (yes, indeed)

So she borrowed a pistol

And shot this village belle

And sang as Miss Effie fell



I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'm so sorry my friend

I didn't know the gun was loaded

And I'll never, never do it again



I didn't know the gun was loaded

But regarding the gun that I toted

All I did was hold it high and go ...

BANG, PING, HUHH, ZSSS

I'll never, never do it again

Kaeto
May 23, 2007, 10:02 PM
While not about guns specifically this song is pro-rights.

'Fred Bear' by Ted Nugent

Gator Monroe
May 24, 2007, 12:53 AM
Johnny Paycheck song where the Stressed out Guy Shoots the Coke Machine ! " I shot that machine bout 4 or 5 times,right beaneath that blinkin Have a Coke Sign, then it coughed up four hundred dollars in Quarters and dimes"...:rolleyes:

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