You and I went gently, you and I went far and wide
You and I went deeply, you and I went for a ride
But somewhere in the ashes of this burning lovers' game
Somehow you decided you would find another flame

And as you lay sleeping with your eyes softly shut
I'll be cleaning my gun
I'll be cleaning my gun

When heaven or hell takes this life
I'll be done

You never lied to me, never said you'd be around for long
But somehow I believed that you would be my only one
Cause you know where I'm going, and you know where I'm coming from
But now this train is slowly coming to its final destination

And as you lay sleeping with your eyes softly shut
I'll be cleaning my gun, yeah
I'll be cleaning my gun

When heaven or hell takes this life
I'll be done

Mother always told me love would save me from myself
Daddy always said that love would take me straight to hell
Sometimes they were right and sometimes they were oh so wrong

Cause I'm cleaning my gun, yeah
I'm cleaning my gun
When heaven or hell takes this life
I'll be done

When heaven or hell takes this life
I'll be done


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    General Commentits a personal song, cornell wrote it for himself years ago. never been released its a live song. very very rare.. till now.

    its been out for a bit hit up soundgardenworld, look around a bit, im sure its really easy to get it now
    templeOFtheAUDIOgardenon October 28, 2011   Link
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    General Commenthmmm... where is this song from?? never heard of it.. if anyone has it i'd be very grateful if you could send it to me. :D
    _andrea_on October 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt reminds me of a story of an War Veteran out in the hot desert lying in his bunk cleaning his gun while his women is back home oblivious to the pain he suffers of their separation and the knowing of her infidelity behind his back. So while she's sleeping tucked away safe in bed, he's defending his country and "Cleaning My Gun", and acknowledging the fact that at any minute his life might be taken because of war.......
    Goannaismon July 04, 2017   Link

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