"Melt The Guns" as written by and Andy Partridge....
Programmes of violence,
As entertainment,
Brings the disease into your room.
We know the germ,
Which is man-made in metal,
Is really a key to your own tomb.

Prevention is better than cure,
Bad apples affecting the pure,
You'll gather your senses I'm sure
Then agree to,

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more desire them.

Children will want them,
Mothers supply them,
As long as your killers are heroes.
And all the media
Will fiddle while Rome burns,
Acting like modern-time Neros.

Prevention is better than cure,
Bad apples affecting the pure,
You'll gather your senses I'm sure
Then agree to,

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more desire them.

I'm speaking to the Justice League of America.
The you S of A,
Hey you,
Yes you in particular!
When it comes to the judgement day and you're standing at the gates with your weaponry,
You dead go down on one knee,
Clasp your hands in prayer and start quoting me,
'cause we say...
Our father we've managed to contain the epidemic in one place, now,
Let's hope they shoot themselves instead of others,
Help to civilize the race now.
We've trapped the cause of the plague,
In the land of the free and the home of the brave.
If we listen quietly we can hear them shooting from grave to grave.
You ought to,

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more to fire them.

Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
Melt the guns,
And never more desire them.


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"Melt the Guns" as written by Andy Partridge

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    General CommentI think this song is about gun control.
    ArchdukeofAlton July 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, basically - he's saying we should "melt the guns" as the solution.
    I find this is a rare instance where I don't truly agree with Andy's stance/viewpoint.
    In my opinion, only approaching this situation from the opposite side of the equation first (which admittedly, is a lot more idealistic) could solve this issue. Guns (like all weapons of course) were designed in the first place because of man's desires to enact violence upon each other or other animals (for various reasons). That is the fundamental problem, so melting guns/weapons would be a short-term fix at best.

    This song also raises the debate (which ties in with my previous point) of the issue of media influence being the reason behind 'youths' committing particular violent crimes i.e. shootings; or whether it just acts as the scapegoat for such moral dilemmas.
    As hinted in my previous argument, I lean more towards the latter, but I think Andy is suggesting he believes in the former having a huge DECIDING influence.
    As far as I see it - if someone is suggestible to such anti-social (forget whether it's 'right' or 'wrong' for the moment) acts in the first place, no amount of advoidance of their situation to influence, suggestibility or stimuli that will trigger such thoughts within themselves at one certain time or another will ever truly resolve the situation as a whole.

    Heh heh - anyway, that's my 2 cents. ;)
    The Distortedon October 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHaha. This song is really quite naive, but it's catchy.
    ajax151on April 22, 2010   Link

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