"Gold Guns Girls" as written by and Emily Haines James Shaw....
All the gold and the guns in the world (couldn't get you off)
All the gold and the guns and the girls (couldn't get you off)
All the boys, all the choices in the world

I remember when we we're gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don't wanna bend, let the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

All the lace and the skin in the shop (couldn't get you off)
All the toys and the tools in the box (couldn't get you off)
All the noise, all the voices never stop

I remember when we we're gambling to win
Everybody else said better luck next time
I don't wanna bend, let the bad girls bend
I just wanna be your friend
Why you giving me a hard time?
I remember when we we're gambling to win
Everybody else said

Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough

More and more, more and more, more and more
More and more, more and more, more and more and more and more
More and more, more and more, more and more, more and more and
More and more, more and more, more and more and more and more

Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough
Is it ever gonna be enough


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"Gold Guns Girls" as written by James Shaw Emily Haines

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  • +7
    General CommentAs Emily said in Toronto on December 13th, Gold Guns Girls is about "deep dissatisfaction in the material realm".
    allthegoldandthegunson March 09, 2009   Link
  • +7
    General CommentSeems to me like people are being too literal. She was inspired by Scarface - a movie about a man who wanted more money, more power, more women.

    This doesn't mean the song is *about* Scarface, though. Quite a few lines make me think of feminism.


    "All the boys, All the choices in the world"

    Who is choosing to do so much harm for more gold, more guns, and more girls?


    "I don't wanna bend, Let the bad girls bend
    I just wanna be your friend"

    Women competing for attention (labeling those other girls, the ones who *are* interested in sex, as 'bad') from men who sometimes sadly often satisfied with friendship from women (via objectification, the media portrays women as being for sex, not friendship).


    "All the lace and the skin in the shop
    All the toys and the tools in the box" (couldn't get you off)

    Increasing pornification of society (Idiocracy, anyone?), causing desensitization (driving a need for more and more)


    "All the noise, all the voices never stop"

    It's everywhere.


    "I remember when we we're gambling to win
    Everybody else said better luck next time"

    Tempted to think of the women's movement, before women decided that commodifying their own sexuality was somehow a *good* thing.
    hispeton May 26, 2012   Link
  • +5
    General CommentWhy is this song so fucking badass?
    fishquawkon March 09, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General Commenti think it's about a girl who just wants to be friends....this guy wants more. she just wants that to be enough.
    "I don't wanna bend like the bad girls bend
    I just wanna be your friend
    Is it ever gonna be enough"
    alinamatterson September 11, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWhy do I think of these whenever I hear this song:

    Charlie's Angels
    Shoot-em-up Western films (the old ones!)
    The Catcher in the Rye

    This is song is good. So bad-ass.
    theSCHWAwasHEREon September 17, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this. [:
    It's definitely about how nothing ever seems to be enough to satisfy certain people.
    michelle__x3on April 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOne of the radio stations in D/FW is saying the woman who wrote this song has seen Scarface over 200 times and that's what inspired the song. In some ways, it reminds me of my ex-husband. The bastard was never satisfied.
    ketchup21on March 03, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti really like this song
    there's also a remix of the song by mike shinoda that's awesome too
    gj39on August 02, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is actually amazing, one of my favourites on the new album.
    supatkristineon April 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is epic. i think her choice of gold guns girls is a nice metaphor for larger social desires like oil, weapons, but will if ever be enough? Nope, we have to be able to murder the entire world and still not be satisfied.
    "I just wanna be your friend"
    agenthornballon May 08, 2009   Link

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