"Little Guns" as written by and Danny Elfman....
Tiny people, with little guns
Little armies march, to little drums
What do they want?
What do they want?

Tiny soldiers, with little guns
Little tanks, no bigger than your thumb
They want you

Little people, with tiny brains
Little bullets flowing, in their veins
What do they want?
What do they want?

Tiny people with little guns
Little armies march, to little drums
They want you, you
You, you, you, you

Little airplanes, with tiny bombs
Little squadrons, dropping thimbles of Napalm
They want you

What do they want?
What do they want?

Tiny people, with little guns
Little armies march, to little drums
You, you
You, you, you, you

Tiny people, little guns
Tiny people, little guns
Tiny people, little guns



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"Little Guns" as written by Danny Elfman

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    General CommentThis is the greatest song ever. This just sort of reminds me of two brothers playing with toy soldiers and the older brother trying to freak the younger brother out. My brother would say stuff like that all the time to me. "THEY WANT YOU." I was scared of Transformers for a couple of years.
    NogoodBoyoon November 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't have any confirmation of this, but check out a story by Stephen King called Battleground. It's in the Night Shift collection of short stories and involves a hit man who receives a package from the mother of a toy manufacturer that he had just killed. In it are hundreds of tiny soldiers with real (albiet small) weapons and equipment. Immeditely upon opening it they start attacking him. Can't think that it's just a coincidence.
    ziganatoron May 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its a song that mocks militarism. They belittle the idea of invading and going to war (at least unnecessarily) by basically calling the whole idea small minded, hence the use of words like tiny and small. Its basically making fun of people who simply think going to war will solve the world's or region's problems when in truth it can make things worse.
    CanadaStoleMyNameon July 10, 2009   Link

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