"6 Gun Quota" as written by and Dale William Stewart Shaun Morgan Welgemoed....
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
I find it hard to live with all my choices
It's time to turn a deaf ear to those voices
And did you ever think to ask my opinion (Yeah!)
Did you ever think to ask if I'm ok

I burned down every bridge that I found
Now I limit my self to a six gun quota
I prayed down every feeling I felt
and I bottled them up till the well ran over

Yeah! Yeah!
Give every indication that you're mended
Take every rule you come across and bend it
Did you ever think to ask my opinion (Yeah!)
Did you ever think to ask if I"m ok


I burned down every bridge that I found
Now I limit myself to a six gun quota
I prayed down every feeling I felt
and I bottled them up till the well ran over
(x2)

It feels so good to be numb
Whoa-oh I hate what I have become
Whoa-oh it feel so good to be numb (Whoa-oh)

I burned down every bridge that I found
Now I limit myself to a six gun quota
I prayed down every feeling I felt
and I'm bottling them up till the well ran over
(x2)

Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!


Lyrics submitted by 3mag5num7

"Six Gun Quota" as written by Dale Stewart Shaun Welgemoed

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    General CommentThis song is amazing. It sums me up so well. I've never be comfortable talking about how I feel and this song epitamizes such feelings.
    3mag5num7on October 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is saying he bottles stuff up inside and trys to keep everything under control.

    Def one of the best on the new album.
    jsrnash12on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General Commentur an idiot they are better than ever
    Sinista blinistaon October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDescribes me all too well. I never tell anyone whats going on in my life.
    songmeaner462on October 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI see "six gun quota" as a six pack of beer. If you read the rest of the lyrics; it's certainly feasible. IMHO
    IwriteTooon November 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with IwriteToo. 6 Gun Quota is a Six pack. This song is about Shaun getting through his alcohol problem, limiting hisself to a 6 pack.
    icyflame527on January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is my second attempt at writing the comment, because the first time, I noticed something that changed the song to me.

    I agree with the getting over his alcoholism interpretation, but I think it's deeper than that. Could this song possibly be an attempt to fix things with Amy Lee?

    "I find it hard to live with all my choices"

    Alcoholism cost him his relationship with Amy Lee and it's hard to live with the pain from that

    "It's time to turn a deaf ear to those voices"

    He doesn't want to listen to her song, Call Me When You're Sober, anymore because it reminds him of that pain

    "Did you ever think to ask my opinion (Yeah!)
    Did you ever think to ask if I'm ok"

    This could be intended to make her feel guilty or sympathetic, realizing that she didn't do all she could to help him out.

    Then the chorus goes like this:

    "I burned down every bridge that I found"

    Again, alcoholism cost him his relationship with Amy Lee

    "Now I limit myself to a six gun quota"

    A response to Call Me When You're Sober, saying he is getting better.

    I played down every feeling I felt
    and I bottled them up til the well ran over"

    His explanation (or excuse) for his problem

    "It feels so good to be numb
    Whoa-oh I hate what I have become
    Whoa-oh it feel so good to be numb (Whoa-oh)"

    That part is just a continuation of his excuses.

    That's what I get out of this song. Anyone is welcome to add to it if they find something else.
    wiseman387on February 05, 2009   Link
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    General Commentr_bloodworth, man it's not like they sold themselves out or anything. their music is brutal and honest and they've never softened their image for the big mainstream radio. they're a loud and proud 3-piece band from south africa. sure they have a few songs that have managed to get onto mainstream radio, but listen to the lyrics of Fake It and you'll see that it's actually playing down mainstream popular music/artists etc.

    I'm torn between this album and Karma and Effect as to which is the better. Karma seemed much heavier, but the lyrics in their latest effort are...deeper?
    nah i can't say that, Karma and Effect's lyrics were just as deep. Give them some credit for their talent, don't just hate because their sound seems to have changed a bit.
    BrEnNo1023on August 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commentneed i not mention that their album covers are always pretty cool to look at? XD
    BrEnNo1023on August 26, 2009   Link
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    MemoryThis song reminds me a lot about me and drug use cause of me useing I burned down a lot of bridges and lost a lot of friends and the six gun part I think of that as bein cornered and only havein my gun as my friend call me crazy but that's what I get from this song
    griggsyon August 31, 2009   Link

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