Mama's Gun

Album: How to Be a Human Being (2016)

Songfacts®:

  • This ominous song is partially inspired by a story by a US taxi driver who explained to frontman David Bayley the damage she imagined she'd done on an "epic super-bender." Bayley explained to NME that the American had overdid the crystal meth and cocaine she took to help with all-nighters as a long-haul lorry driver and blacked out for a month. The woman then feared the worst when she woke up in a strip club in the wrong State. "She thinks she's killed someone, basically," said Bayley, "but she's not sure. Isn't that mad?"
  • The song samples the flute line from the Carpenters' 1970 track "Mr Guder,"which is about the futility of being uptight. All the samples on How to Be a Human Being were chosen carefully. "I only like using samples if they bring a context," Bayley explained.

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