"Big Guns" as written by and David Michael Sabo Rachel Bolan Southworth....
She was a ballerina on a subway train
Stiletto heels and a candy cane
Looked like a number on a station wall
Hot on the tail of a social call

I wet my lips I thought I had it made
Like Valentino with a hand grenade
I made my move with my libido on
She circled once and then she dropped the bomb

She got the big guns
Pointed at my heart
Bang bang shooting like a firing squad
Big guns
Blew me away
And I went down in flames

I met a sidewalk preacher on a roller skate
He said he had the key to heaven's gate
I said: "I'll wait for the movie 'cause I been there before"
And learned: like is a battle and love is war

She got the big guns
Pointed at my heart
Bang bang shooting like a firing squad
Big guns
Took me by surprise
She got my lovin' reachin' for the sky

She got the big guns
Pointed at my heart
Bang bang shooting like a firing squad
Big guns
Blew me away
And I went down in flames

I'm doing time as a back seat Romeo
Play solitaire with my hands in the air
Another night and no bullets to spare

She got the big guns
Pointed at my heart
Bang bang shooting like a firing squad
Big guns
Took me by surprise
She got my lovin' reachin' for the sky

She got the big guns
Pointed at my heart
Bang bang shooting like a firing squad
Big guns
Blew me away
And I went down in flames

Big guns (Big guns)
Big guns, blew me away
And I went down in flames

Big guns, big guns
She really, really got the big guns
She shot me down in flames


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"Big Guns" as written by David Michael Sabo Rachel Bolan Southworth

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    General Commenti think what they mean by "big guns" is her chest. think about it.
    aceticaon April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIndeed the song talks about a woman with big breasts :P
    Actually i ve seen a video of skid row playing "big guns" live where baz turns at the crowd and points at his chest
    kommon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI don't think "big guns" has to be literal. I think it's more of a metaphor of how this woman just blows him away. Anyway, this is missing tons of lyrics:

    "I met a sidewalk preacher on a roller skate
    He said he had the key to heavens gate
    I said: I'll wait for the movie 'cause I been there before
    And learned: like is a battle and love is war"

    "I'm doing time as a back seat romeo
    Play solitaire with my hands in the air
    Another night and no bullets to spare"

    I'm surprised no one's pointed that out.
    classic_rocker8on October 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere that 'big guns' refered to big breasts, so, I guess Acetica was right. It's a nice methaphore:)

    Anyway, I like the line: 'like is a battle and love is war'
    So damn true!
    taniushaon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTalk about an overlooked song, this is probably Skid Row's best and you never hear anything about it.

    Ok so the lyrics are really ridiculous, but it still kicks ass.
    Muzzyon September 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentPretty self explained if you think about. Big breasts are probably what they mean, and I just love the creative lyrics on this song also.
    Ummagumma69on July 19, 2008   Link
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    My OpinionThis is good stuff, and lots of at least semi subtle innuendo. Baz paints a pretty full picture of this woman, even down to her red hair. And her carpet matches her drapes. How else do you go down in flames?

    And she does him pretty good. She blew him, away, and he's out of ammo at the end of the day.

    Everyone likes a happy ending right?
    YodieYuhon November 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe title is a play on words. "Big guns" is supposed to be interpreted as "big 'uns" (large breasts).
    Fliboon December 10, 2013   Link

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