"The Gun" as written by and Lou Reed....
The man has a gun
He knows how to use it
Nine millimeter browning
Let's see what he can do
He'll point at your mouth
Say that he'll blow your brains out
Don't you mess with me
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Don't you mess with me
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Don't mess with me
Ooohhh, carrying a gun
Get over there
Move slowly
I'll put a hole in your face
If you even breathe a word
Tell the lady to lie down
I want, ah, you to be sure to see this
I wouldn't want you to miss a second
Watch your wife
Carrying a gun
Shooting with a gun
Dirty animal

Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Watch you face
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
Carrying a gun
The animal dies with fear in his eyes
With a gun
Don't touch him, don't touch him
Stay away from him, he's got a gun


Lyrics submitted by spliphstar, edited by goodnews

"The Gun" as written by John Davies Cale

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentWell, yeah, the narrative is clear, but that's not the same as the meaning. My take on this is that he's criticizing the mentality of the gunman, the way he relies on the gun to feel powerful and manly, because without it he's pathetic.
    rosalyreon April 27, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFunky song, I like it.
    Spudgunon March 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the bass in this song and how he says "carrying a gun"
    BienPeempininNICEon April 10, 2010   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis song is pretty clear. Someone with a gun (lou in the song) rapes a mans wife in front of him....
    Kidnapjesuson January 06, 2012   Link

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