"Happiness Is a Warm Gun (The Beatles cover)" as written by John Lennon and Paul Mccartney....
John Lennon was shot here, at the entrance to the Dakota building.
Lennon was shot four times with a 38 caliber gun,
In what seems to be a totally senseless killing.

[DR. EDISON AMOS]
The second amendment gives the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
This is a dispute which is going on in America now.
We should work diligently to keep this second amendment in place,
For any individual with responsibility-
Let me repeat again, responsibility and boundaries of those who are priviledged,
To be a part of all of these twenty-seven amendments,
Of the Constitution of the United States of America,
Plus the Declaration of Independence.

[GEORGE W. BUSH]
I believe that uh, people who are gonna commit crimes shouldn't have guns.

[GEORGE BUSH, SR.]
I guess my reaction is the same as every other father's, every other grandfather's.
My heart goes out to the people- to the victims.
Because I don't understand how kids can be out there, they're out making bombs,
And, and uh, and uh, families being totally unaware of it-
With this culture going on. And I'm as troubled by it as anybody else,
And I don't know any answers.

[TORI]
Happiness is a warm gun, happiness is a warm gun, Mama.
Happiness is a warm gun, oh, Mama.
Mother Superior jump the gun. Mother Superior jump the a-gun-ahuha...
Mother Superior a-jump the gun. Mother Superior jump the a-gun, the gun, gun a-da-da.
Mother Superior jump the- a-gun.
I said, Mother Superior jump the a-gun, I said, I'm gonna a-da-a.
Mother Superior jump the a-gun. Mother Superior jump the a-gun, and I said-ad.
Mother Superior jump the a-gun, I said, I'm gonna,
Mother Superior jump the a-gun, a-jump the a-gun.


She's not a girl who misses much.
(DR. EDISON AMOS: In these ten bill of rights,
Each one gives the people a special right.)
She's not a girl who misses much.
(DR. EDISON AMOS: This second one is a right to bear arms.)
Ah. She's well acquainted with the touch,
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand-a.

Ah a nd-a keep me down
I need a fix 'cause I am- I said, I need a fix 'cause I-
I need a, need, I need, I need, I need a,
I need, I need, a, I need a, Mama.
I need, a, la...la, I need, Mama, and-I,
I need, and-and-and, need, an my boy.
I need, and-and-and-and, need, and-and I need.
I need, and I need, and need, and need 'cause,

Happiness is a warm gun. Happiness is a warm gun, Mama.
Happiness is a warm gun, mama
I need-a, I need a, I need a,
She's not a girl who misses much. She's not a girl who misses much.
Mother Superior ju-mp

I need a fix 'cause I am going down.
I need a fix 'cause I am going down.
I need a fix, 'cause I am going down. I need a fix. I ha.
Mama, I-I need a fix, 'cause i'm going down.
Down to the bits that I a-left uptown.
Down to the bits that I a-left up-upto-own.
Down to the bits that I left uptown.
I said, I need a fix 'cause I am going down.
I need, I need, I need
Mother Superior jump the gun, Mother Superior jump-the-gun.
Mama, ma happiness is, happiness, Mama, mama, a-mama...


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"Happiness Is a Warm Gun" as written by John Winston Lennon John Lennon

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    General Commenti think its talking about the fact that we need more gun control. and with the comment by George Bush thrown in there its kinda saying how dumb our government is.
    l!nzyon February 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis re-make of the Beatles tune takes the phallac content of the song (an implicit critique of the patriarchal gun-worshipping culture of the USA) and confronts it head on----with open arms, as far as Amos' vocal was concerned, although the irony of her singing was hard to miss....
    pdmon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti think it odd that they included the quote that is, if i am correct, from her father regarding the 2nd ammendment. I also think it odd that Tori Amos, who is a strong advocate for gun control, has a father that believes in the 2nd ammendment. although i value youre opinion, l!nzy, i do not think that your assertion is correct. being a re-make of a former song, this song is not neccesarily meant to convey a certain message. i believe that tori amos sang this to simply voice her gun control advocation, not to actually suggest the need for more gun control.

    essentially, this song is simply her opinion, not a suggestion.

    then again, i may just be a gun totin' hick that don' think them there gov'ment folk can be takin our boom boom sticks.

    so have a g'day y'all.
    Johnde08on September 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteinstein

    two words

    atom bomb
    stardustgammarayon November 03, 2007   Link

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