"Son Of A Gun(feat. Carli Simon)" as written by Melissa A. Elliott, Sean J. Combs, Janet Jackson and Nisan C. Stewart....
Ha ha
Hoo hoo
Thought you'd get the money too
Greedy mutherfuckers
Try to have your cake and eat it too

Sharp shooter into breakin hearts
A baby gigolo ? a sex pistol
Hollerin at everythin that walks
No substance just small talk
Know why you feelin on that girl?s behind
You gotta sleezy one track mind
Working your work until you think you find
Who's goin home with you tonight

Oh, who you give it to
Who you gonna steal it from
Who's your next victim
Oh, who you gonna lie to
Who you gonna cheat on
Who you gonna leave alone
Oh, what ya gonna tell her
After she discovers
You don't really love her
Oh, gonna be a showdown
Knock down ? drag out
Gunslinger shoot ?em up

I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you

Sweatin me but I'm not your type
You think you irk me and you're so right
I´d rather keep the trash and throw you out
Stupid bitch in my beach house
Naw I ain't gone go and act a fool
And be lead story on the nigga news
Not me sucher
I´ll bnever be your lover
I'm gonna make you suffer
You stupid mutherfucker

Oh, who you give it to
Who you gonna steal it from
Who's your next victim
Oh, who you gonna lie to
Who you gonna cheat on
Who you gonna leave alone
Oh, what ya gonna tell her
After she discovers
You don't really love her
Oh, gonna be a showdown
Knock down ? drag out
Gunslinger shoot ?em up

I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you

Ha ha
Hoo hoo
Thought you'd get the money too
Greedy mutherfuckers
Try to have your cake and eat it too

Gotta chip upon your shoulder
I just knocked it off
Show me what you gonna do
I ain't bout to run
You have just run out of ammunition
Shootin blanks now
You son of a gun

Oh, who you give it to
Who you gonna steal it from
Who's your next victim
Oh, who you gonna lie to
Who you gonna cheat on
Who you gonna leave alone
Oh, what ya gonna tell her
After she discovers
You don't really love her
Oh, gonna be a showdown
Knock down ? drag out
Gunslinger shoot ?em up

I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
I betcha think this song is about you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you
Don't you


Lyrics submitted by loppop

"Son of a Gun" as written by James Harris Iii Carly Simon

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC, JANET JACKSON DBA BLACK ICE

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    General Commenti love the beats on this song... the message is a little harsh to those of the male persuasion but we'll bounce back from Ms. Jackson's little tyrade, won't we fellas? :p
    MrAcidXon December 14, 2001   Link
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    General CommentThe best version!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    loppopon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think this is a really great song ( until the radio kills it)and it's good to listen to when you're getting over someone. I also like the line " clouds in my coffee" and i think it's a good metaphor for waking up and just knowing you're going to have a bad day.
    roxyglamouron June 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo Roxyglamour: It was killed a bit, but its really good for curing a broken heart!!!
    Thanx 4 commenting!
    Loppop
    loppopon July 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlove this song just gives you the confidence to swing back after a relationship filled with woes or contreversy or whatever you want to call it.
    skaloverxiuxiuon July 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentJust a few lyrics corrections, or at least suggestions because I hear something different.

    "It's no wonder you would ponder that image of your PREENING self in the mirror."

    Janet and me, thick as theives
    Never met YET but i'll venture a bet
    There's a common THREAD to our common dream
    And if it wasn't for that damn cream there'd be no
    Clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee"

    And also, in the "clouds of various shapes and sizes" verse, were the last two lines intentionally made to say 'nick' in one line and 'mick' in the next?

    Anyway, GREAT song! GREAT video! Loves it so much. It's basically saying that she is over her ex and that she is trying to expose him for the vain, self-centered, womanizing, ignorant ass that he is.
    jamesxhimboon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIndeed, indeed... Sing-a-long when the motherfucker thinks "He's Rambo or a cumulonimbus capalatus or a ceres or a altostratus. Somebody should make somebody like me proud. In the encyclopedia of clouds.."

    "You're such a romantic hero, the way you dress and look yourself over. It's no wonder you would ponder that image of your preening self in the mirror."

    "Oh who u give it to
    Who you gonna steal from
    Who's your next victim
    Oh, who you gonna lie to
    Who you gonna cheat on
    Who you gonna leave alone
    Oh, what ya gonna tell her
    After she discovers
    You don't really love her" - OOOOOOOH!

    "I'd rather keep the trash and throw you out"

    "I'll never be your lover
    I'm gonna make you suffer
    You stupid motherfucker"

    "I betcha think this song is about you"
    LyricsCrazyGirlon July 03, 2008   Link

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