"One Gun" as written by Philip Burrell, Sheldon Campbell, Fucious and Donald Dennis....
The sins of deliverance

The eyes of the patriot fixed through the scope
The unknowing tyrant walks to the rope

It's when murder is justice that martyrs are made
A one-gun salute for the new independence day
They'll hallow your name
They'll hallow your name for your sacrifice

The sins of deliverance
So let the wicked perish in the presence of God for your sacrifice
The sins of the father atoned by the son
Confessions of commitments broken
A nail driven for every one (of them)

It's when murder is justice that martyrs are made
A one-gun salute for the new independence day
They'll hallow your name
They'll hallow your name for your sacrifice

You are the cause, I am the effect
Created in hatred, a nooose for your neck

The eyes of the patriot fixed through the scope
The unknowing tyrant walks through the rope
They'll hallow your name (for your sacrifice)

They'll hallow your name
Sacrifice
Sacrifice
Sacrifice
They'll hallow your name


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"One Gun" as written by David Randall Blythe Chris Adler

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    General Commenti can't believe no one has commented on this badass song

    ok it IMO has to do with the iraq war and all that shit over there

    "The eyes of the patriot fixed through the scope
    The unknowing tyrant walks to the rope" means IMO that we just went over there and just took over basically without warning. "It's when murder is justice that martyrs are made" is saying IMO that the US is making its alright to go murder thousands of iraqis calling it "justice" and martyrs being the thousands of US troops who have also died. "The sins of the father atoned by the son" IMO means that GW Bush is "finishing what his father started"
    XhopesXfallXon January 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI pretty much agree. But I think the line "It's when murder is justice that martyrs are made" has more to do with muslims becoming martyrs. Since they are the ones getting murdered and killing themselves in the name of their religion.
    caskets4lesson February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentNOT ALL THEIR LYRICS REALTE TO IRAQ U DUMBASSES!!
    holymetalhead69on February 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentshut your faggety ass mouth, the THEME of the album is the war, have you LOOKED at the cover art? Or how about the quote by plato on the back? "only the dead have seen the end of the war" y dont you just go away... there is no room fro jesus in metal
    ilikemetalon March 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentObviously about the Iraq conflict, and the soldiers who died in it.

    I think the line: "The sins of the father atoned by the son" is about George Bush, trying to finish what his daddy started.

    The line: "The unknowing tyrant walks to the rope" , is about how the soldiers are led to believe that they are fighting (and dying) to liberate the people of Iraq and that they will therefore be embraced as saviours, when in reality, the opposite is true. the US/Uk soldiers are viewed, by the people of Iraq, with fear and as the reason that members of their families are dead.
    quiffpornon March 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is actually about assassinating Bush, saying that someone should do it. that person is basically fucked, but it needs to be done. "they'll hallow your name for your sacrifice"

    Ironically, Bush Jr. atones Sr.'s sins by being killed i believe. The nails speak of nails being driven into a coffin, a reference to the slow condemnation Bush subjected himself to.

    If this song referred to Iraq, the murder in question wouldn't be justice. Thats the key, Lamb advocates this murder, and advocates the martyr.

    I'm pretty sure this is right because there are problems with the iraq theory, and there are lots of other songs on the album about Iraq, like Hourglass and Now You've Got Something. This song is specifically about Bush.

    Oh, and a "One Gun Salute" is an incredibly witty way of phrasing an assassination. "The New Independence Day" is what happens when we are free of bush.

    Dear holymetalhead69 - Jesus isn't part of metal. lamb of God is not a christian name. They used to be called burn the priest, lamb of god is an ironic backlash from burn the priest because they didn't want to be mistake as being satanic. To quote another of my favorite bands, Cradle of Filth... "Jesus is a Cunt"

    Itzamna is the one true god
    Itzamnaon May 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all the anti-war stuff. But i also want to say that this song is incredible, I love that part when they scream sacrafice the most personally.
    ZionsVillageIdioton June 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentitzamna is correct its the assassianation of bush....and i agree w/ lamb of god it should be done
    nineslipchamberon June 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentok i new to this shit so i got one question wat does the line "So let the wicked perish in the presence of God"
    i not sure but i'll try ok ummm it means goverment being the wicked for killing inocent iraq people and and also or own soldiers being killed for no aparent reason so the goverment shall persih in the presence of god i think i did that well lol reply if u think diffrent
    Lamb_Of_God89on June 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti tired so i wont say anything about this one but wat about this line "You are the cause, I am the effect
    Created in hatred, a noose for your neck"
    Lamb_Of_God89on June 10, 2005   Link

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