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Best SONG involving guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dfaugh, Oct 23, 2005.

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  1. dfaugh

    dfaugh Member

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    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....
     
  2. oneshooter

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    El Paso City by Marty Robbins

    Sink the Bismarck by ?

    Oneshooter
    Livin in Texas
     
  3. Rich K

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    Big Iron and Mr. Shorty,by Marty Robbins.Johnny Horton sang Sink The Bismarck.
     
  4. pax

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    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
     
  5. beaucoup ammo

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    Pixeleen / Steely Dan

    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
     
  6. PCGS65

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    Heartbreaker by the Rolling Stones. How about the band named .38 special. Gimme three steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd.;)
     
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  7. beaucoup ammo

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    More Steely Dan

    "With A Gun"....from Pretzel Logic..'74

    Take Care
     
  8. Shear_stress

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    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.
     
  9. scubie02

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    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

    :)
     
  10. mbs357

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    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.
     
  11. 1 old 0311

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    Happiness is a warm gun....................Beatles
     
  12. beaucoup ammo

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    Aerosmith

    "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
     
  13. Stauble

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    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
     
  14. Declaration Day

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    Gettysburg: 1863 song trilogy by Iced Earth
     
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    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
     
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    "Tennessee Stud" - Doc Watson
    "Boy Named Sue" - Johnnie Cash
    "Railroad Bill" - folk song performed by many, including Cisco Houston

    JT
     
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    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
     
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    "My little Armalite"
     
  19. Broadhead

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    Roland the Thompson Gunner (Warren Zevon)

    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)
     
  20. joab

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    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
     
  21. Tory

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    Wrong "45"

    "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
     
  22. White Horseradish

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    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
     
  23. CentralTexas

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    Hmmm...

    "Guns of Brixton" by The Clash
    "Running Gun Blues" by David Bowie

    Ands a lot of already listed ones above!
     
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    "Leroy Brown"
     
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    "BANG BANG", Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie, "Robin and the Seven Hoods" Quantrill
     
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