Now little Terry got a gun he got from the store
He bought it with the money he got from his chores
He robbed the candy shop told them lay down on the floor
Put the cookies in the bag; take the pennies out the drawer
Lil' Khalil got a gun he got from the rebels
To kill the infidels and American devils
A bomb on his waist, a mask on his face
Prays five times a day yet listens to heavy metal
Little Alex got a gun he took from his dad
That he snuck into school in his black book bag
His black nail polish, black boots and black hat
He's gon' blow away the bully that just pushed his ass

I killed another man today
Shot him in his back as he ran away
Then I blew up his hut with a hand grenade
Cut his wife throat as she put her hands to pray
Just five more dogs then could get a soccer ball
That's what my commander says
How old? Well I'm like ten, eleven
Been fighting since I was like six or seven
Now I don't know much about where I'm from
But I know I strike fear everywhere I come
Government wants me dead so I wear my gun
I really want the rocket launcher but I'm still to young
This candy gives me courage not to fear no one
To feel no pain and hear no tongue
So I hear no screams and I shed no tear
If I'm in your dreams then your end is near

Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
We're calling you, there's a war
If it comes not just too tall for you
You find you something small to use
Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
Yanked you now, pow

Now here comes the march of the boy brigade
A McCar parade of the toys he made
And in shimmer shades who looks half his age
About half the size of the flags they waved
And camouflage suits made to fit youths
Cause the ones off dead soldier hang a little loose
With AK-47 that they shooting into heaven
Like they trying to kill the Jetsons
They struggle little recruits
Cute, smileless, heartless, violent
Childhood destroyed, avoided of all childish ways
Can't write their own names
Or read the words on their own graves
Think you gangsta popped a few rounds
These kids will come through and murder a whole town
And sit back and smoke and watch it burn down
The grave gets deeper the further we go down

Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
We're calling you, there's a war
If it comes not just too tall for you
You find you something small to use
Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
Yanked you now, pow

Imagine if I had to console
The family of those
Slayed that I slain on game consoles
I aim I hold, right trigger to squeeze
Press up and y one less nigga breathe
B for the bombs, press pause for your moms
Make the room silence she don't approve of violent games
She leaves resume activity
Start and blew hearts, with poor harsh wizardry
On next part I insert code
To sweeten up the purses of murder work load
I tell him he work for
CIA with A
And operative, I operate this game all day
I hold a controller connected to the soldier
With weapons on his shoulder, he's only seconds older than me
We playful but serious, now keep on mind for online experience

Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
We're calling you, there's a war
If it comes not just too tall for you
You find you something small to use
Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
Yanked you now, pow

Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
We're calling you, there's a war
If it comes not just too tall for you
You find you something small to use
Little weapon, little weapon, little weapon
Yanked you now, pow


Lyrics submitted by Wulfreigns, edited by rosannalea, OC12

Little Weapon Lyrics as written by Patrick Stump Wasalu Jaco

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    Read the book "A Long Way Gone" by Ishmael Beah.

    This song is about the same thing. Child soldiers in the "holy" wars and civil wars.

    AndyRantzon July 07, 2012   Link
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    THIS SONG IS SOOO SICK

    Lupe is doing big things

    The beging from Heat under the baby seat is one of my favorite songs

    Rodlin:)on December 20, 2007   Link
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    amazing song

    gplpark92on December 20, 2007   Link
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    Its about kids with guns, Kids in the city, kid soldiers in africa, and kids in shooting up schools. Seems like most of the song focuses on kids in africa who are trained to kill

    soccerman90on December 22, 2007   Link
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    I think the message is: Keep violence to the games, not real life

    soccerman90on December 22, 2007   Link
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    The third verse, I think is intended to compare the two, sort of a 'What's the difference from killing someone in say, Counterstrike, and actual murder?'

    Wonder if "Little Weapons" is supposed to be similar to "Lethal Weapons", or if it's just coincidence.

    Wulfreignson December 24, 2007   Link
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    i think the song is kinda backwards cause he says "Imagine if I had to console The family's of those slain and slayed on game consoles" so i feel like its about the killing in the media, and at the start of the song he talks about kids bringing guns to school and gives the reason at the end of the song

    Dubb Bon December 24, 2007   Link
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    Well I agree with the statement about the children being trained to kill in africa, but I also believe that mostly this song is about war or violent video games. It displays by the begining intro and content in the song that these games have a powerful influence on the young mind. confusing reality with games where if someone dies theirs no funeral and no ones really effected. This one might be a long shot but I think it also speaks on the government making money off of the war by creating these simular games and basically war training children who they cant legally pull into their war yet " but the guns are just to tall for you, we'll find you somethin small to use" and also demonstrated by the line"childhood destroyed devoid of all childish ways" basically the games are preparing the kids for war subliminally.

    brailon December 28, 2007   Link
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    This song iz GENIUS!!

    brailon December 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
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    This song iz GENIUS!!

    brailon December 28, 2007   Link

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