"Children Of The Gun" as written by Kato Khandwala, Ben Phillips, Ryan Mccombs, Stephen Benton, Michael Luce and Christian Joseph Pierce....
I don't need anybody but me
I don't want anybody but you
All this faith and still I don't believe
I don't need anybody but me

Come on get up get off your knees
We'll bring down the machine

All my sisters, all my brothers
Burning in the sun
When we fight we die together
We are the children of the gun

I can't see anyone before me
You can't see anyone before you
All this faith and still I don't believe
I can't see anyone before me

Come on get up get off your knees
We'll bring down the machine

All my sisters, all my brothers
Burning in the sun
When we fight we die together
We are the children of the gun

Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger
Don't shoot me...
(x2)


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    General CommentMy girlfriend thought this song was about war, but i read a lot deeper than that when i thought about it. I think it's having a 'partner in crime,' a friend or loved one where you can just be whoever you are and whoever you want, regardless of everyone elses opinion.

    "I don't need anybody but me. I don't want anybody but you" - a lover or partner in crime
    "Come on get up get off your knees, we're bringing down the machine" - lets go raise some hell, fuck everyone else

    "Burning in the sun When we fight we die together We are the children of the gun" - i take that as how people tell you what to be, like they're putting you on a pedestal of expectations, too close to the sun. This is saying lets stand up and fight against it.

    "Don't shoot me, I'm just the messenger" - don't get pissed of at me, i didn't start all this shit, just getting word out!

    That's just how i took it, it probably IS about war lol. But music is expression, you can feel however you want when you hear something and that's the right answer to you.
    mayfield1114on August 06, 2010   Link
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    General CommentHaving a a friend or loved one where you can just be whoever you are and whoever you want, regardless of everyone elses opinion. To be unified and group resilient. War or corporation.
    ZachHunteron June 28, 2011   Link

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