"Little Toy Gun" as written by Ben Jaffe and Suzanne Santosuosso....
I know you sat alone so many nights waiting for me
Cold, your face like a stone, I hang up the phone when we disagree
Standing there by my side when the fighting is done
Glaring at me in the light is my little toy gun

Shiny & black like shoes on a rack with a trigger that's dressed up in gold
It's always warm inside my home but it's handle is always so cold
Whispering into my ear, all the lies you spun
My single greatest fear is my little toy gun

Wait for the day when I can save face and come to a happy home
I know it's turning me to the count of girl who'd rather be alone
Just wait til I get my way -- I promise you it won't be fun
If you feel like you should pray, pray for my little toy gun


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"Little Toy Gun" as written by Suzanne Santosuosso Ben Jaffe

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    General Comment"Shiny and black like shoes on a rack"

    "All the lies he has spun"

    "I know it's turning me to the kind of girl who'd rather be alone."

    :)
    skribbelgrlon December 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think its about someone stuck in a dead end relationship and all the fighting and arguing is getting to her and she thinks the only way out is to commit suicide. Just my thoughts !
    paid31on May 02, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanyone else hear the buzzing at the end of the song...? seems to point to vibrator to me...
    xrobin1234on May 09, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationFor me, the vibrator thing is very stupid... At first... But imagine the whole song is her plan on killing her boyfriend with a vibrator? Like torturing him with it or something... Because to me ,she is having a bad relationship with a man who's probably cheating on her... And she became so sick of it ,she thought to herself why not end his miserable life? One line to support this is

    "Just wait til I get my way -- I promise you it won't be fun
    If you feel like you should pray, pray for my little toy gun"


    Don't you just feel anger and insanity on wanting to beat the fucker dead? Seems like to me... Why? Because within the lyrics it seems like she is coming up to him threateningly and hiding her weapon just before she strike him in the head and lodge the vibrator in his eye while enjoying the screams of agony as she begins sexually abusing him... *Probably...* And once he finally dies from his torture.... A buzzing sound appears, and it was the boyfriend's phone and the 'other girl' was calling... Another victim... Another fun time...


    But it can also interpret her being Schizophrenic and the video is all that she is imagining,but in fact, she drugged her boyfriend/ husband and tied him down for trouture or literally killing him by tying him to a railroad. And the other people, let's say those are the po po or people who are close to the boyfriend and they are trying to stop her.... Or she also has multiple personalities as well and her other personalities are trying to stop her.... Eh... All I know there's something trying to stop her from killing her cheating lover.
    loba105330on September 29, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUh I love this song =P
    Shleyyon July 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow.

    Is it just me or does anyone else think that "little toy gun" is some serious innuendo there?

    Also, I think the lyric is "kind of girl", not "count of girl". Accents are a pain. XD
    GeoVIIon November 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGeoVII, I completely agree

    I find the "It's always warm inside my home but its handle is always so cold" line to be especially dirty
    jolietjakemcflyon January 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti agree with paid31.
    her little toy gun represents suicide, i think.
    really, i think it's mocking people who just brush off suicidal people
    as a phase or a way to get back at their parents, rebel, show they have the guts, etc.
    by calling it a toy.
    but then it goes on to show how serious she actually is about it.
    the gun is there when the fighting is over, tempting her or serving as a fallback plan, something to rely on.
    "shiny and black, like shoes on a rack, with a trigger that's dressed up in gold." describing the temptation of suicide.
    "it's always warm inside my home" to be dead would be a relief, "but its handle is always so cold." but it's easier said than done; when it comes down to it, shooting yourself sure would take guts.
    also, the gun is reminding her of all his lies, more temptation.
    but she is afraid.
    then she's talking about waiting for the day she can go to heaven ("happy home").
    but she knows this feeling of hers and this relationship, period is turning her bitter.
    she sees it coming, but can't do anything, isn't worried about it.

    her way is either committing suicide, which he of course won't like.
    or it's just what she's seeing here: the relationship falling apart, her bitterness, etc.
    then she says, if you're going to pray, don't pray for this mess;
    pray for me, because i need help--
    maybe he's being selfish by focusing on the relationship that he can't live without,
    instead of her.
    eyessplitearlyon June 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of the song is about her vibrator and how ts always her go to weapon when her and her boyfriend get into a fight. Like when it says " standing right there by my side, when the fighting is done, glaring at me in the light is my little toy gun (VIBRATOR)." Its also talking about how its kind of turning her into the girl who'd rather be alone because shes so satisfied with it.
    ShayBoogieon February 17, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song seems a little too upbeat to be about suicide, the same with the music video. Like the others on here, I also though it seemed kind of dirty, as ShayBoogie stated, about a vibrator. :)
    guitarchick133on March 20, 2010   Link

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