"Shotgun" as written by and David/pearce Usher....
Shotgun blast spread like dawning
Rip me open, feel it coming
Bowing down to my addiction
Never meant to go so willing
Thought I found the something better
Terminally hope is crashing
Laughing and crashing
It's laughing, I'm crashing

Sorry that I left your language
Found a place of my opinion
Galvanized the oversight
By pissing on your whole philosophy
Mine is just the easy target
Mine is just the carnal weakness
Wishing for something
And something been wishing

How long is this going to take us going on?
Is this going to take us?
How long is this gonna take us on?

You could be the innocent
And I could play the unwashed savior
Counting on cancer to teach us to live
Tired of all the vacillations
Halcyon come take me under
Laughing and crashing
We're laughing, I'm crashing

How long is this gonna take us going on?
Is this gonna take us how long?
Is this gonna take us on?

Shotgun blast spreads like dawning
Rip me open, feel it coming
Bowing down to my addiction
Never meant to go so willing
Thought I found the something better
Terminally hope is crashing
Laughing and crashing
It's laughing, I'm crashing

How long is this gonna take us going on?
Is this gonna take us?
How long is this gonna take us going on?
Is this gonna take us on?


Lyrics submitted by pumpkingirl

"Shotgun" as written by Jeffrey Howard Pearce David Usher

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    General CommentAccording to me and several people I asked, this song is about someone who is a drug addict and is about to die. "How long is this gonna take us?" means he is trying to beat his addiction but "hope is crashing." He can' operate on a day-to-day basis without drugs("Tired of all the vacillations/Halcion come take me under.") And I think the word 'under' in that line signifies a lack of control. A possible theory is that "Shotgun" is about Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, since before his death, the two were about to divorce.
    revidescenton May 17, 2002   Link

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