"Lazy Gun" as written by Christopher Cester and Nicholas John Cester....
Lazy gun messed up my television yeah.
You get no younger
From those colors in your hair
You teach your kids
How they're are young enough to fight
You talk about the answers
Tell them there all right

[Chorus]
Change nothing
The future's in
Close the door
Wear a name
Be the same
Take some more

Lazy gun messed up my television fun
You shoot the shotgun
But the war is never won
Who's the enemy
Who's suckin' on my thumb
I'm the only one left
Now you've taken all my fun

[Chorus]

Change nothing
Future's in
Close the door

[Chorus]

Change nothing
The future's in
Close the door.


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"Lazy Gun" as written by Nicholas John Cester Christopher Cester

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    General CommentEveryone is slightly correct on the meaning of this song. It's really a critique of American society as a whole.

    The lazy gun is methaphor for the juxtoposition of American tendenicies; both warlike and lethargic. We promote 'youth culture' (hence the colors in you hair bit) and violence. The TV being 'messed up' refers to the promotion of idealogies through media, and the skew that represents.

    The song also speaks of eveyone being apathetic and going from the day-to-day in a homogenized land--"wear a name, be the same" (like working at McDonald's, wear a unifrom, have the nametag, no self-identity--time flies by and nothing changes. There are also some tones about the environment with "who's the enemy...," in which an unseen force is depleting energy (or something toward that effect).

    The song is political, refers to the American culture mainly with some possible undertones that it's the government's fault. There you go, that's my two cent's worth. :)

    -BTW, there is probably a ton of spelling errors. I can't spell on the fly worth anything.
    wtfgeekukon April 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNoone's said anything about this song, it's awesome. Anyways, I think it's about deadbeat parents who do drugs too.
    Sgt. Pepperon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyeah this one of the few songs on the album that actually seems to have some depth to the lyrics. but i cant work out what it means. its one of my favourites on the album, probably 2nd to take it or leave it.
    atthedrive-inon December 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think he is just tired of how everyone acts, and the direction we're all headed, how people in general all try to be the same, "You get no Younger from those colours in your hair " and everyone is turning into clones, and taking out the fun of everything, and everyone is too serious.
    skittlesAARon January 01, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"You get no Younger from those colours in your hair" this line cracks me up, to me that line is describing most of the mutton-dressed-as-lamb women chavs running aound! lmbo I think its about compromising yourself to fit in, and the band getting frustrated about it.
    Debzypipon January 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought this had some political meaning. "Teach your kid how they're all young enough to fight" has to do with war and telling kids about the army and military. Also the whole corus talks about closing the door. Fighting kills people and ends all their plans or "closes the door'. The military forces people to be uniform so that would be the wear the name and be the same. Then in the second verse it actually mentions war. he would be the only survivor from the war. That's my take. This is my fav. song of theirs.
    pinkpoodle04on March 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song really does have political meaning. When he refers to "interrupting television fun," he talks about how the war (namely on Iraq) has flooded the media. He also talks about the feeble power of patriotism with the "colors in your hair," though i do not share the same beliefs. Also, the "lazy gun" refers to the easy way out of diplomacy, or as they put it, going to war.
    LordBenjaminon May 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about war.
    "Lazy Gun messed up my television yeah"
    -coverage of war caused disruption to regular tv shows.
    "You get no Younger from those colours in your hair"
    -war causes more stress than help make a nation safer
    "Teach your kids how they're all young enough to fight
    Talk about the answer
    Tell them they're alright"
    -tell your kids to go fight for the honor of their country.
    "Change Nothing
    Futures in
    Close the door"
    -war doesn't changes anything, it actually close more doors for our future meaning our relationship with other countries.
    "Shoot the shotgun but the war is never won
    Who's the enemy, who's sucking on my sun?"
    -people are being killed but we're not winning..we don't even know who the enermy is. terrorist.
    toobookooon October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that this song is about war.
    "Lazy Gun messed up my television yeah"
    -coverage of war caused disruption to regular tv shows.
    "You get no Younger from those colours in your hair"
    -war causes more stress than help make a nation safer
    "Teach your kids how they're all young enough to fight
    Talk about the answer
    Tell them they're alright"
    -tell your kids to go fight for the honor of their country.
    "Change Nothing
    Futures in
    Close the door"
    -war doesn't changes anything, it actually close more doors for our future meaning our relationship with other countries.
    "Shoot the shotgun but the war is never won
    Who's the enemy, who's sucking on my sun?"
    -people are being killed but we're not winning..we don't even know who the enermy is. terrorist.
    toobookooon October 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure this is about sending your kids to Vietnam. It might just be the type of music... retro, garage rock, but it really reminds me of it. Maybe the effects of having a Nam Vet for a parent?
    McAuronon January 01, 2006   Link

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