My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun ga ga ga ga ga

It started with the hay loft a creakin'
Well it just started in the hay (loft)
With his long johns on pop went a creepin'
Out to the bottom, to the hay

Young lovers and they are not sleeping
Young lovers in the hay (loft)
With his gun turned on pop went a creepin'
Out to the bottom, through the hay (loft)

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun ga ga ga ga ga

Ga ga ga ga ga...

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun ga ga ga ga ga

It started with the hay loft a-creakin'
Well it just started in the hay
With his long johns on pop went a creepin'
Out to the bottom to the hay (loft)

Young lovers with their legs tied up in knots,
Young lovers with their legs tied up in (knots)
With his long tall gun pop went a creepin'
To blow the hay loft dead head's straight off

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
you better run

My daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun
my daddy's got a gun ga ga ga ga ga

Ga ga ga ga ga...

Ga ga ga ga ga...


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Hay Loft song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is so fun! i think it's pretty self-explanatory too...
    landofsubmarineson October 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGreat song.

    Here is my theory. There are two young people making love in a hayloft. One of the lovers' Dad (it never says which one, this is left to the listener to decide) has a gun. This point cannot be over emphasized. The father puts on his long johns with the intention of shooting 'the hay loft deed head's straight off.' I think by this it is meant the person sleeping with his child.

    It can be inferred that it is very cold out because the narrator often stutters, but this might not be necessary to understanding the song.
    Majnunon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningIt could be a story of two rural lovers that just happened to venture into the artist's head. It's plausible.

    It could also have more hidden meaning, to either suggest difficulties in a parental relationship, or difficulties in a romantic relationship, where the dad really becomes a synecdoche to portray a large unknown force that is approaching to, one way or another, roflstomp on the young love :P

    Regardless of either, the song's still fantastic.
    Honenheimon January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't believe there's anything about molestation in this song. I think it's a song filled with metaphors. Daddy and his gun could represent anyone in an authority position (or someone just plain controlling). And that person is gunning for someone who is involved in a romantic relationship...perhaps that which "daddy" doesn't improve of...(dang preposition!)
    IllToast2Thaton May 18, 2012   Link
  • -2
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure that this song refers to child molestation. One of the reasons I think this is because of this segment:

    Young lovers and they are not sleeping
    Young lovers in the hay (loft)
    With his gun turned on pop went a creepin'
    Out to the bottom, through the hay (loft)

    Young lovers in the hay could be referring to the father and his daughter. Also, it's quite easy to deduce the metaphor behind the line "with his gun turned on."

    Also, the line "my daddy's got a gun",is symbolism for the father's @#$%. I think the child is warning everyone else about her father... but that's just my interpretation.
    drummingryanon January 11, 2012   Link

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