"Son Of A Gun" as written by and Lee Antony Mavers....
if you want i'll sell you a life story
about a man who's at loggerheads with his past all the time
he's alive and living in purgatory
all he's doing is rooming in hotels
and scooping up lots of wine

there was once a boy of life
who lived upon a knife
he took his share of everywhere
but he never took a wife...

he was born live like a mercenary
well personally i think that's fine
if you're in the right mind
he was burned by the twentieth century
now he's doing time
in the back of his mind
he can hear them outside

better run, rabbit run
run into the sun
kick your heels in the killing fields
run rabbit run
you're a son of a gun

Lyrics submitted by zygoticmynci

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  • +1
    General Commentno comments? O_O
    bobsterbobskinon June 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentProbably about a guy who betrayed his young self by settling for a stereotypical life.
    IdleDreameron August 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis one is something of a self fufilling prophecy. The songwriter is the son of a gun-" Loggerheads with his past ", Living in purgatory ", " burnt by the 20th century" - Mavers is reclusive, elusive and had problems with the modernisation of studios whilst recording his debut album.

    The haunting part is that the lyrics are a message in a bottle from his younger self to his nowadays self. Some people would say that it was his subconcious already seeing the cracks and where things would go. Perhaps it's more cosmic then that.
    Shackletonwayon December 24, 2017   Link

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