Gun wears his alcoholism well
Finger in Bottle and swingin' it still
From Bed to Sink and back again
Clock is crawlin' round the same
He's bustin' Clock (he hates its face)
Just sittin' and talkin' to Heart and ticks
Talkin' back to Clock in slow and studied kicks
The fears of Gun are the fears of everyone.

Fingers down the throat of love
Fingers down the throat of love
Fingers down the throat of love
Love! Love!

Gun does the waltz around the room
Collecting Table and Chairs and Sofa and so on and so on
Gun wears his best blue suit, now let's take to the sky
'We'll go dancin' and eatin' it up
Get a bottle and push it on down'
And let's just beat it up
Transistor radio plays an overwhelmingly sad and lonely song
Saying 'Where she gone? Where she gone?'
The fears of Gun are the fears of everyone.

Fingers down the throat of love
Fingers down the throat of love
Fingers down the throat of love
Love! Love!


Lyrics submitted by Tiger_Angel

Fears of Gun song meanings
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    General CommentI really love this song but i wish i knew what it meant. i can't think of anything.
    london_corgi_loveon July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWith the Birthday Party, you're lucky if you can make out all the words, never mind know what they mean! I think Gun is sitting around his room, drunk as a skunk, because his woman done left him. Very old story but doesn't sound remotely traditional. "Fingers down the throat of love" - fantastic chorus! Not sure of the exact meaning, but very violent image.
    morbid moragon October 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah its really hard to think of some meaning, especially when you have to look up so many words because you are no native speaker and then you have to find out that many of them are slang and you can`t find a fitting translation. :D

    I always think about a guy who sits in a messy room, drinks a lot and goes insane, watching the hours go by and gets sicker and sicker in his mind. Maybe because a woman left him, maybe he lost somebody or his woman died and now he doesn`t know how to go on.

    This song is incredibly dark and there is a really haunting atmosphere in it. I love it, too :)
    Angrautimason August 03, 2009   Link

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