"Machine Gun Man" as written by and Zakk Wylde....
Tell me what a young man Mama
What's he got to live for
Tossed in the shuffle of everyday war
Searchin' for some trouble
Which I'm sure he will find
Spend your whole life fightin' son
Meet your dyin' time

It's a shame
It's a shame
The trigger be his only friend
It's a shame, oh yeh
But it ain't never gonna end

He's a pocketful of hate
That don't give a damn
What fate awaits the machine gun man?
Well, he ain't got no future
And he ain't got no plan
What fate awaits the machine gun man?

I can't see tomorrow
And I don't see today
Trail of confusion done leadin' my way
They say the only thing worth killin' Lord
Be killin' time
I say the only soul worth savin' now Mama
Resavin' mine

It's a shame
It's a shame
The trigger be his only friend
It's a shame, oh yeh
But it ain't never gonna end

He's a pocketful of hate
That don't give a damn
What fate awaits the machine gun man?
Well, he ain't got no future
And he ain't got no plan
What fate awaits the machine gun man?

He keeps shootin' mama like any old fool would do
Lord, the life he be leadin' ain't the one he has to choose
As he walks on out that door
Mama breaks down to cry
As she waves the machien gun man
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye


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"Machine Gun Man" as written by Zakk Wylde

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    General CommentThe solo acoustic version of this song is much more appealing.
    nameless2on June 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't offer any great introspective into this song, I take it as a song about the inner-conflict of youth and the tendancy to let out through anger.

    All I really wanted to say about this song though is that it is amazing, the guitar, the lyrics, just everything about it. It's classic
    Likwuid_Iceon May 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe song is about a young man going to war without knowing what hes getting himself into its a great song and zakk is the man
    crazyman_45on May 24, 2006   Link

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