"The Man With the Golden Gun" as written by Michael Bruce, Neal Smith, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway and Alice Cooper....
Crazy little child never got to see
All the pretty things in life
Had him put away, nothing they could say
Could ever make the pieces fit

Aw well, daddy-o was rich, mama was a bitch
Living wasn't easy in between
Behind his silent scream, Jackson in his teens
Was planning his escape

He was a crazy little child, New Orleans Alley playground
Grimy faced, he watched the hookers cry
Winos were his friends and when he talked to them
They said, Jackson, boy, they'll get you by and by

Depression settin' in, desperate, cool and quick
Jackson learned the ropes out on the street
Little candy stores, just pickin' locks and doors
Was practice for a two bit petty thief

So Jackson went to Ritz and everyone was hip
Ritz ran all the rackets there in town
If you need another boy, a trigger or a blade
Well, I'm the slickest cat around

Ritz gave him the eye, once over then he smiled
Yeah, I've got something here in mind
If you meet me here at two, I think you'll like the view
Of that long green when you crack that safe tonight

He was a crazy little child, New Orleans Alley playground
And grimy faced, he watched the hookers cry, whoo
Winos were his friends and when he talked to them
They said, Jackson, boy, they'll get you by and by, that's right

Well, I'll wait for you outside and I'll be your ears and your eyes
And boy, you just slip in there and bring out all that loot
But Ritz was taken by surprise, couple of unsuspectin' guys
And they left poor Jackson inside

Questions there were few, in fact there were none
When those sheriff's bullet start to fly
Lay dying on the floor with a smokin' forty-four
He said, I must admit the winos were right

Crazy little child, never got to see
All the pretty things in life
We buried him today, nothing we could say
Could ever make the pieces fit

Yeah, I must admit the winos were right
Oh, I must admit the winos were right
His last words were
I must admit the winos were


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"The Man With the Golden Gun" as written by Dennis Dunaway Alice Cooper

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    General CommentThe song is about James Bond, it was written for the movie "The Man With The Golden Gun" but they denied it because of the band's image and how it wouldn't fit for this type of movie. I think if this did get accepted then the album would be more of a success and the band may have held it together for a while longer. The band breakup was mostly disagreement of their future image, leading to Alice solo and the Billion Dollar Babies with Glen on his own (later forming Glen Buxton's Virgins and making guest appearances on albums before his later death).
    Alice Cooperon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlice wrote this song after seeing a James Bond movie with "Coming Soon: THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN" at the end of the credits. Alice wrote this song thinking the film studio would HAVE to use it for the title song.

    Good idea, but it didn't work out that way.
    MidnightIdolon April 21, 2012   Link

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