"Shoot" as written by Kim Gordon, Lee M. Ranaldo, Steven Jay Shelley and Thurston Joseph Moore....
Can I have some money? I'm gonna go to the store
Can I have some money? I can't tell you what it's for
Can I have some money? You know it's you that I adore
Can I have some money? Don't ask me what it's for

Since we've been together you've been good to me
You only hit me when you want to be pleased

Can I have the car keys? I'm gonna go for a ride
Can I have the car please? I'm going out for a while
Can I have the car now? I want to drive all around
Can I have the car dear? I'm gonna to leave this town

I won't be asking your permission to leave
I won't be asking not to have this baby please
And I won't be asking a devil for some bus fare please
And I won't be asking I had to see you bleed

That's right
Pray baby
One two three
Shoot, shoot, shoot, shoot

Can I have my lipstick? That was such a surprise
Can I have my lipstick? I'm going out for a ride
I'm not a little girl, and you sure are not my dad
You don't even know what you almost had

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"Shoot" as written by Lee M. Ranaldo Kim Gordon

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    General CommentI think it's about a woman killing her abusive boyfriend.
    Chloe le Fayon July 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOr just leaving him.
    Songmeaningsuseron September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthaha yeah i think its about leaving him not killing him haha you sick fuck!
    quietwaron September 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure she's asking for money to get an abortion
    schimmyon January 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with schimmy.
    milkingson March 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe woman is asking for money, and permission to get an abortion.
    rimiskaon March 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe woman is asking for money, and permission to get an abortion.
    rimiskaon March 19, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationShe's asking her boyfriend for money and the car to go have an abortion but she doesn't want to tell him because she doesn't feel like she needs his permission. It sounds like a bad relationship. She asserts her adulthood with the lipstick and saying "I'm not a little girl and you sure are not my dad."

    I'm not sure what the shoot shoot shoot shoot part is about. Is it literal shooting? I think she may be imagining shooting him ("vizualize").
    sorchahon May 28, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationI think the song is about a woman who is in an abusive relationship, who is finds out she is pregnant and decides to leave. Knowing she cannot just 'up and leave him,' she gets a gun and points it at him and proceeds to "ask" for money and the car keys.

    I imagine that while she's "asking" for all of these things, her boyfriend is resistant to her. She is transforming from being the submissive, abused girlfriend to an assertive, independent woman. It can be heard in the shifting semantics of the same question: "Can I have the car keys?" "Can I have the car PLEASE?" "Can I have the car NOW?" "Can I have the car DEAR?" She struggles (even with a gun in her hand) to fully assert her independence.

    I agree with sorchah, I think the lipstick is a reference to her asserting her newfound independence. However, I think she DOES shoots him. "That was such a surprise" refers to her actually going through with it. She says before shooting him that "I had to see you bleed." I think when she asks for her lipstick, her boyfriend is dead and she's talking to his body perhaps putting the lipstick on in the mirror. She's still "asking" for permission, but she really doesn't have to at this point. I think this part is meant to be ironic.

    The last line: "You don't know what you almost had" refers to a family. That would have been another person in the house to abuse. She has asked for abortions in the past, but now that she wants to keep the baby, she knows that the only way they can both survive is to kill the boyfriend.
    Hypnopompon September 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentWoman asking for money, not for an abortion, but to get away WITH her child. She said "i won't be asking NOT to have this baby please" meaning she would never ask to NOT deliver the child, because she wants it.
    V1NYLon May 19, 2009   Link

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