"Put Out The Fire" as written by and Brian Harold May....
They called him a hero
In the land of the free
But he wouldn't shake my hand boy
He disappointed me
So I got my hand gun
And I blew him away
That critter was a bad guy
And I had to make him pay

You might fear for my reason
I don't care what they say
Look out baby it's the season
For the mad masquerade
Put out the fire put out the fire put out the fire
Oh you need a bullet like a hole in the head
Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire
Don't believe what your grand-daddy said

She was my lover
It was a shame that she died
But the constitution's right on my side
'Cause I caught my lover in the neighbour's bed
I got retribution
Filled 'em all full of lead

I've been told it's the fashion
To let me on the streets again
It's nothing but a crime of passion
And I'm not to blame
Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire
You need a weapon like a hole in the head
Put out the fire, put out the fire, baby put out the fire
And let your sons and daughters sleep sound in their beds

You know a gun never killed nobody
You can ask anyone
People get shot by people
People with guns
Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire
You need a gun like a hole in the head
Put out the fire, put out the fire, put out the fire
Just tell me that old fashioned gun law is dead

Shoot, shoot...


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"Put Out the Fire" as written by Brian May

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    General CommentThis song is about a person that solves all his problems by killing the people he decides are responsible. It's about vigilantyism and condoning it. Pretty good song, far from their best but still a great Queen song.
    Haseque39on March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such a cool song, especially the start it just sounds great!
    Musgoton April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGood lyrics and a really awesome pop/rock sound for the time. Had they carried through with this style as opposed to the disco influence, Hot Space would have been more well received. Nevertheless, awesome political statement that remains relevant today.
    Freddie77on January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentso brian may is against guns im guessing? awesome drunk guitar solo by the way :D
    robotpolarbearon January 18, 2011   Link

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