"If I Had a Gun" as written by and Noel Gallagher....
If I had a gun
I'd shoot a hole into the sun
And love would burn this city down for you
If I had the time
I'd stop the world and make you mine
And every day would stay the same with you

Give you back a dream
Show you now what might have been
For the tears you cried will fade away
I'll be by your side
When they come and say goodbye
We will live to fight another day

Excuse me if I spoke too soon
My eyes have always followed you around the room
'Cause you're the only god that I will ever need
I'm holding on
And waiting for the moment to find me

Hope I didn't speak too soon
My eyes have always followed you around the room
'Cause you're the only god that I will ever need
I'm holding on
And waiting for the moment for my heart to be unbroken by the sea

Let me fly you to the moon
My eyes have always followed you around the room
'Cause you're the only god that I will ever need
I'm holding on
And waiting for the moment to find me

If I had a gun
I'd shoot a hole into the sun
And love would burn this city down for you


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"If I Had a Gun..." as written by Noel Gallagher

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    Song MeaningIn my opinion and how I personally view this song is nothing to do with his brother , yes they fight but if you look at the lyrics it shows a man who's in love with a woman he can't have, he can't do anything but watch her.

    in this verse :

    If I had a gun
    I'd shoot a hole into the sun
    Love would burn the city down for you
    If I had the time
    I'd stop the world and make you mine
    And everyday would stay the same with you,

    The man wants the woman's attention , to shoot the sun and have his love burn the city down for her would make her realize her admirer . But alas he has no time , no perfect moment to do so so he instead stays locked inside his head thinking of what could be.


    Give you back the dream
    Show you now what might have been
    For the tears you cried would fade away
    I'll be by your side
    When they come and say goodbye
    We will live to find another day,


    This part means he has seen something or someone steal away the light inside her that fueled her dreams , hes someone who has watched her cry and wants her to feel happy again, hes someone close to her but not close romantically. we will live to fight another day is him standing by her side.





    Hope I didn't speak too soon
    My eyes have always
    Followed you around the room
    'Cause you're the only
    God that I've ever need
    I'm holding on and waiting for the moment
    For my heart to be unbroken
    By the sea,

    Hes wondering if he did the right thing confessing his love for her , how he sees her above the rest of the world in a godlike stance because his love for her is so strong, she is the only thing he needs. The sea is what separates them , they dont live in the same country hence the part where he sang if i had the time , he cant stop life carrying on in his own world to venture into hers although he so badly wants to.
    EmptysThemeParkon December 25, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song made me notice how similar Noel and Liam are. Not only is this Noel's response to I'm Outta Time, but only now I realised how their voices are very much alike. Especially in line, "And love would burn this city down for you" Noel sneers the last word "you" exactly like Liam would have done. They're brothers alright...
    beatlesoasison November 07, 2011   Link
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    General Comment@EmptysThemePark

    i think you nailed exactly what the song was about.

    This is one of the best songs on the album to me because every time you hear it, it sounds like you are hearing it for the first time.

    It gives me a rush every time i hear it. I just get lost in Noels voice. It is truly a touching song.
    caro19mosson February 17, 2012   Link

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