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Warren Zevon songs and guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by tommytrauma, Aug 25, 2003.

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  1. tommytrauma

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    Off hand, I can think of two Warren Zevon songs which include guns; Send lawyers, guns and money (the s**t has hit the fan) and his references to the Glock on the bedside table in 'Don't knock on my door if you don't know my rottweiler's name'. Any others?

    By the way, FCoelho points out that Mr. Zevon's last album, 'The Wind' is due for release tomorrow. Mr. Zevon has a terminal illness, and won't be with us much longer. Fans might want to say good bye by picking this up while he can still see the support.
     
  2. TrapperReady

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    Roland the Headless Thompson Gunner.
     
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    "Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner":cool:
     
  4. Johnny Guest

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    Bunch of them, actually - - -

    Jungle Work:
    "Lear Jet SWAT team, on a midnight run
    With the M-sixteen and an Ingram gun. . . .

    Sten gun in hand, where the gun is law
    From Ovamboland to Nicaragua."

    Vera Cruz:
    "I heard Woodrow Wilson's guns,
    I heard them in the harbor . . ."

    Jeannie Needs a Shooter:
    "I lay there in the darkness, my pistol by my side,
    Jeannie and her father rode off into the night . . ."

    We'll miss him.

    Best,
    Johnny
     
  5. dinosaur

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    "Willie on the Plate", the S&W M29 8 & 3/8" barrel lying on a dinner plate on the back of the album cover of Exciteable Boy. I don`t know if he coined that phrase.
     
  6. FCoelho

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    How about "Bad Luck Streak In Dancing School" with the Ingram on the floor and the spent cases next to it.
     
  7. FCoelho

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    The new album can be pre-ordered from either VH1 or Amazon.
     
  8. Augustwest

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    "Brother Billy has both guns drawn. He ain't been right since Viet Nam."

    WZ shall be sorely missed.
     
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    WZ's new album The Wind is in stores now. Just bought one yesterday.
     
  10. FCoelho

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    Here is a link to some info I’ve gathered recently on his health condition.

    On the VH1 special you can see his condition worsen as the show covered the recording of the album. He wanted to see his grandkids born and he wanted to finish the album. He was given the time for both. Now we can all show him how much we appreciate his music by picking up his last album.
     
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    WZ's new album The Wind is in stores now. Just bought one yesterday.
     
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    Hi evryone, I think Warren Zevon is great. His lyrics are witty and cynical and very insightful. I'm not sure what that says about me.

    "I got a thirty eight special up on a shelf if I start acting stupid I'll shoot myself."

    Thats a gun one. I wpould recommend WZ to anyone but he is not for all tastes. I will miss his work.

    pete
     
  14. FCoelho

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    I posted some pics that I think are appropriate to the subject matter and everyone will appreciate. You can see them here.
     
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    Warren is a great one! I pre-ordered his album, just waiting on shipping now. I have almost all of his stuff, have listened to him for years.

    In one of Hunter S. Thompson's books there's pics of them shooting together.

    In Hollywood he's a rarity and I will miss him.
     
  16. FCoelho

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    For those that haven't pre-ordered the album it should be available nationwide today. Go out and get your copy or order it online!
     
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    Wow....

    ...I can't believe no one mentioned "A Bullet for Ramona." It was on "Dead or Alive," his first album.

    A Bullet for Ramona
    written by Warren Zevon and P. Evans, c. 1970, United Artists/c. EMI Capitol Music Special Markets, 1996

    Oh, today I shot Ramona, Ma
    She ain't gonna cheat on me
    Two years, I've been searchin' for her
    Two years, she's been free

    Well, I found her in a dance hall in Laredo
    And she told me that she wanted only me
    And I held her in my arms the way I used to
    But when morning came she begged me to set her free

    Oh, today I shot Ramona, Ma
    She ain't gonna cheat on me
    Two years, I've been searchin' for her
    Two years, she's been free

    Well. I tried and tried to ride away and leave her
    With my head hung low, teardrops filled my eye
    I rode back to town and found her with a drifter
    And I knew right then Ramona had to die

    Oh, today I shot Ramona, Ma
    She ain't gonna cheat on me
    Two years, I've been searchin' for her
    Two years, she's been free

    Well, I'm writing you this letter from Laredo
    And tonight I'll ride across the Rio Grande
    If I never live to see another sunrise
    You know, I loved her
    Ma, I hope you understand

    Oh, today I shot Ramona, Ma
    She ain't gonna cheat on me
    Two years, I've been searchin' for her
    Two years, she's been free

    Oh, today I shot Ramona, Ma
    She ain't gonna cheat on me
    Two years, I've been searchin' for her
    Two years, she's been free
     
  18. 45King

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    Some of Warren's cover art.

    From the Excitable Boy album.
     

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    From the Bad Luck Streak album.
     

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    Lastly, a picture of Warren himself enjoying a bit of shooting.

    His final album, The Wind, is now available from Tower Records.
     

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  21. D.W. Drang

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    That's cuz he hated it so bad he saw to it that it was never, ever, available again anywhere, and had (still has, for all I know) a cash bounty out for any copies returned to him. Didn't think it was all that bad, myself, but... :confused: Artists. :rolleyes:
    :D
     
  22. nextjoe

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    From "Carmelita":

    Well, I'm sittin' here playing solitaire
    With my pearl-handled deck
    The county won't give me no more methadone
    And they cut off your welfare check

    Warren's one of the greats.

    Best,
    Joe
     
  23. FCoelho

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    45King - I wonder where you got them pics from ;) :D
     
  24. FCoelho

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    Warren Zevon passed away Sunday in his home. He was 56 years old.

    He will be greatly missed by many.
     
  25. Augustwest

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    RIP, Mr. Bad Example.

    :(
     
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