"Gun" as written by and Christopher J. Cornell....
Now me and my partner we work on the run
The quick try to get quicker and the creepers get hung
It's you that got wasted tonight on the job
One lost his liquor, the other lost his hand

Ten sticky thumb prints on the door and the sink
But nothin' saw nothin' just smell the stink
Five hundred mugshots and a hundred to one
Four forgotten and the rest just won't come

When you've begun to think like a gun
The rest of the year has already gone
When you've begun to think like a gun
The days of the year have suddenly gone

Blood on the windows and blood on the walls
Blood on the ceiling and down in the halls
Papers keep pounding and everything that burns
People getting restless but they'll never learn

I picked up a doctor he's good with a knife
Says anesthetic's a waste of his time
Works in a hurry but always worthwhile
Knows they won't be back for a long, long time

Top of the staircase was ready to fall
We were still waiting downstairs in the hall
Well, watch out for big mama, she'll set you on fire
Or go for your neck with the chicken wire

When you've begun to think like a gun
The rest of the year has already gone
When you've begun to think like a gun
The days of the year have suddenly gone

Mother of plenty, mother of none
You've got me cornered I'm still on the run
I don't care nothing about you anyway
Stuck in this hole I'm well on my way

When you've begun to think like a gun
The rest of the year has already gone
When you've begun to think like a gun
The days of the year have suddenly gone



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"Gun" as written by Christopher J. Cornell

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    General CommentSEVERIN: " 'Gun' was from John Cale's 'Fear', the only album that Siouxsie and I each owned independently when we first met." Source: The Authorised Biography 2002.

    SIOUXSIE: "On 'Gun', he (Carruthers) added a really straight acoustic guitar bit which sounded like the theme to Blue Peter or something, so I had this idea of twisting the knobs on the mixing desk and really fucking up the sound to make it more exciting. John was outraged and came storming in accusing me of wrecking some great artistic piece of work. He just wasn't responsive to any kind of invention or creativity." Source: The Authorised Biography 2002.
    JJKelsallon December 01, 2012   Link

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