Daddy I'm sorry I borrowed your gun again
Shot up your family and shot for the city
Daddy I'm sorry I borrowed your gun again
Shot up my mother, my beautiful mother

Hold out your hands, I'm coming home
Hold out your arms, I'm all alone
My mind is made up and I'm down on my luck
I've run out of bullets again

Daddy I'm sorry I borrowed your gun again
Shot up your family and shot for the city
Daddy I'm sorry I borrowed your gun again
Shot up my mother, my beautiful mother

Hold out your hands, I'm coming home
Hold out your arms, I'm all alone
My mind is made up and I'm down on my luck
I've run out of bullets again

Hold out your hands, I'm coming home
Hold out your arms, I'm all alone
My mind is made up and I'm down on my luck
I've run out of bullets again

Hold out your hands, I'm coming home
Hold out your arms, I'm all alone
My mind is made up and I'm down on my luck
I've run out of bullets again

Hold out your arms, I'm coming home
Hold out your hands, I'm all alone
My mind is made up and it's time to make up
I've run out of bullets again


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    General CommentI adore these lyrics. Just the violent words set to such a calm and beautiful song is genius.
    BaxterBon April 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningBut I think the lyrics got sth other meaning...
    musicolicon June 15, 2011   Link
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    General CommentLove this song. Here's what I think in terms of an "other meaning."

    What he (he being whoever the song is talking about) means by "borrowing" his daddy's gun is running around from home. Perhaps the father walked out on his family, so his weapon was not a gun but the act of abandoning his family, causing emotional damage but not physical damage.

    "Shot up my mother, my beautiful mother" doesn't mean he literally shot up his mother but rather "emotionally" shot her i.e., left her an emotional wreck by leaving home.

    "Shot up your family and shot for the city." Again, "shot up" meaning left his family an emotional mess. "Shot for the city" meaning left home and ran off to the city.

    "I've run out of bullets again," he can't handle being away from home so he's returning and asks his family to forgive him for running away. again.

    Anyhow, that's my attempt at finding a meaning for the song beyond the literal.
    inkuazuon February 26, 2012   Link

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