Blew my smoke on a sunny day
when the first black powder came my way.
Hot lead ball from a muzzle cold ---
to win fair lady and take your gold.
I know it hardly seems the time ---
(I am your gun)
to talk of blue steel so sublime.
I can understand your point of view.
To tell the truth I'd scare me too.

Match, wheel and flintlock, they all caught your eye.
Pearl-handled ladies' models, scaled down to size.
I am the peacemaker, so the theory goes.
But I don't choose the company I keep ---
and it shows.

I am your gun.
Love me, I'm your gun.

Maxim and Browning, they helped me along.
Stoner, Kalashnikov --- thrilled to my song.
Now one of me exists, for each one of you,
So how can you blame me for the things that I do?

Now I take second place to the motor car
in the score of killing kept thus far.
And just remember, if you don't mind ---
it's not the gun that kills
but the man behind.

I am your gun.


Lyrics submitted by The Rocker

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    General Comment"to tell the truth i'd scare me too"

    Great line
    inpraiseoffollyon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's sad that this song and Mayhem, Maybe are two of the best on Broadsword, even though they're both extra tracks.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInspired by:

    "guns don't kill people, people kill people."

    This guy is going out to kill someone, and his gun is like, "yeah, let's do it." But then the gun reminds the man that he (the man) is going to get the blame, and not the gun.
    inpraiseoffollyon September 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"it's not the gun that kills
    but the man behind."

    I love Jethro Tull.
    airwolf queenon May 28, 2007   Link

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