She's not a girl who misses much
Do-do-do, oh yeah

She's well acquainted
With the touch of a velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane

Man in the crowd
With the multicoloured mirrors
On his hobnail boots

Lying with his eyes
While his hands are busy
Working overtime

The sole confession of his wife
Which he ate and donated to the
National Trust

I need a fix cause I'm going down
Down to the abyss that I've left up town
I need a fix cause I'm going down

Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun
Mother Superior jump the gun

Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun
Happiness is a warm gun
(Bang, bang, shoot, shoot)

Josephine, do you think you are going bald?
No. You've asked me that before and the answer was no then.

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Happiness Is a Warm Gun Lyrics as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song made me love Pod. Where The Beatles' version is sort of happy, this is very dark and disturbing, especially when she sings the chorus over the bass pedalling.
    The interpretation The Breeders' made of the lyrics was that they were about heroin. It makes sense somewhat, especially with "I need a fix, 'cause I'm going down." The zippo at the beginning really seals it though. Beautiful song. It's unfortunate that Kim Deal did her best stuff while a junkie.
    bocmaximaon May 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Breeders didnt make this song about heroin, it was always about heroin - at the time it came out it was a very controversial song. also, it isnt (or doesnt seem to me) a happy song when the beatles did it. its a great cover and i love it to bits, but the song has always been what its about - no one has changed the meaning (who do you think mother superior was always and always will be?)
    neurotic_chickon August 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat cover.
    Weasealon June 12, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyup a Beatles cover, i think its better then the original
    buildatreeon January 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat cover.
    killstaron March 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE this cover of Happiness is a Warm Gun..probably my favorite version of it. It's always been about Heroin, and it's always been a rather dark song, but The Breeders took it one step further so you can REALLY feel it.
    Oh, but in the lyrics, at the end during the last "Happiness is a warm gun, happiness is a warm gun" you left out the "Bang bang shoot shoot" part. I actually hadn't caught it upon listening to this version the first time, but now that I have I actually really like that part.
    lixie13on June 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTakes balls to cover the Beatles, most poeple don't pull it off. However this is inclredible, as good if not better than the origional.
    BrainFreeze100on July 06, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI know saying this is blasphemy (especially since I’m a Beatles fan) but this is better then the original.
    JelloBeanson July 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBreeders>Beatles
    Thanks for the soundtracks to my youth Kim!
    Fermatseyeon November 20, 2013   Link

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