She’s a machine gun
Watch her as she walks by
It’s never been seen or done
She’s got machine gun eyes

She has seen many come and go
She has seen empires fall
But I am the one she won’t let go
I am the one she calls
Machine gun baby won’t you maybe take me for a while

I was the bad son
I am the middle guy
I am to blame for what’s been done
I should just crawl up and die

I just now realized she’s got machine gun eyes
Please come and take me down
She’s like the horoscope that I don’t wanna know
Please smile and say you’re mine

And if your body was the white house
I’d have the continental breakfast and the tour
If she is heaven, I am hell ‘cause I’m a seven I can tell that she wants so much more


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  • +1
    General CommentFor some reason this song makes me think that he's talking about a girl who's been with a lot of guys(She has seen many come and go) but right now she's with him and he doesn't know how long it'll last(She’s like the horoscope that I don’t wanna know), but he's taking as much as he can get because he can she wants more than he can give.

    Or I could be completely wrong. Either way, lovely song.
    Cahssieon October 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLooks like Cahssie nailed this one on the head. It's a beautiful promiscuous girl...

    *Note: As I'm going through these songs I've noticed three redundances: The word "War", Some songs literally make no sense (even to Drew), and they're almost all about a breakup, or a girl he can't have (due to death, promiscuity, etc).

    Don't get me wrong... I love these guys... but they're a little redundant.
    ChrisfishAon May 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat does this song mean, anyone?
    lamerooskion January 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about a girl who is amazing, and how its impossable to measure up to her. And having a a big big crush on someone.
    ksdusce15on February 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Machine gun baby, won't you maybe take me for a while?"
    That's the best line. I love the melody.
    I agree with ksdusce15.
    loveyoubyeon April 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And if your body was the white house
    I’d have the continental breakfast and the tour"

    hahahaha. i love this song. i love meriwether.
    noodles342on June 05, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And if your body was the white house
    I’d have the continental breakfast and the tour"

    hahahaha. i love this song. i love meriwether.
    noodles342on June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest song by Meriwether.
    minimegooseyon January 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou know what they say, write what you know. (:
    I agree with everything everyone else said, it appears to be about a beautiful girl who has been with a lot of guys, and he feels as though he doesn't compare to her.
    machinegunnikkion June 23, 2008   Link

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