"Nüguns" as written by Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian, Shavo Odajian and John Dolmayan....
And the little boy stared
Into the eyes of the night
Button collects price of his time
Little girl glared
Sheets of denial
Bullet connects to the price of her crime

What have we said
Wasn't it their bed
What a presence
Haven't we paid penance
To the new guns

Now the little boy sees
Through the eyes of delight
Levers erect note of his rhyme
Little girl bled
Sheets of the night
The lovers connect to the price of his dime

What have we said
Wasn't it their bed
What of our presence
Haven't we paid penance
To the new guns, to the new guns

What have we said
Wasn't it their bed
What of presence
Haven't we paid penance

What have we said
Wasn't it their bed
What of presence
Haven't we paid penance

To the new guns
To the new guns, to the new


Lyrics submitted by EerieOompaLoompa, edited by Mellow_Harsher, fenney

"Nuguns" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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    General CommentIt is easily recognizable that this song has some sexual elements, but I think the focus of the song has more to do with violence than sex. This violence being the murder of a prostitute. The lyric which leads this to this conclusion is "Lovers connect at the price of his dime". Which infers tht she is receiving payment for sex. In the early part of the song the lyric "Bullet connects to the price of her crime" can be interpreted to mean that she was killed for her "crime" which is being a prostitute. The killer referred to as the "lil boy" in the song kills her for this reason. Finally it speaks of the girl bleeding to death in the bed.
    lp_15on March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk this song is obviously about prostitution. Let see how many lines can relate to that...

    Button collects price of his time,
    The bullet connects to the price of her crime,
    The lovers connect to the price of his dime,
    Levers erect note of his rhyme,
    Little girl bled,
    Sheets of the night,

    I could go on and on. The meaning is obvious foolz
    Señor Pluckon May 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentVery true, though I think it's also an allegorical reference to wider political corruption etc, implying the government "prostitutes" the American military and funds etc to the highest bidder, and equally "rapes" those it's able to exploit. I know it sounds far fetched, but almost every single song Serj Tankian has written refers to war, politics or some political-based problem in the world (apart from songs of loss, such as Streamline).
    JabbaHutt444on September 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like this song
    SOADRULESon May 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI pretty Much agree with the Violent death of a prostitute theme it just fits
    Free_2_Thinkon June 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGot to love that little mandolin duet 1.30 into the song!
    JabbaHutt444on June 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone know what the word Nuguns mean in armeanian? it might prove someone's point about the meaning of the song. But it might just be that they messed with the spelling of 'new guns', and put those two dots overe the first 'u' to make it look good.
    karatekid2007on August 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout how money is spent on weapons and bombs for war when it could be spent on much better things. People are starving, seriously ill, and need help and war is wrong and nothing good comes out of it. It was released at a time when America was going through conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq.
    Before the US invaded Iraq, there were massive worldwide protests. The video was real footage of these protests, with people reciting the words to the song and voicing their opinions.

    Basically a protest song.
    kmk_natashaon December 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe prostitute thing is probly relevant, but blatantly not the real meaning of the song. the murder of the prostiute thing is bollocks, no offence, this song is obviously bout a wider issue. 'havnt we paid penance 2 the old gods and moved on 2 the new guns'? obviously focusing on a wider, global issue of violence, as kmk_natasha said.
    g0nzo_the14thon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is obviously about Jason Mewes.
    ac666on January 17, 2006   Link

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