Guns

Album: Outlaws Like Me (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • This semi-autobiographical cut pays tribute to Moore's late 'Paw Paw' grandpa who took him up into a deer stand when he was just four years old. He penned the song with his producer Jeremy Stover and buddy Jamie Paulin.
  • Moore recalled the writing of the song on WSOC radio: "I'll never forget, my producer and I called my buddy and said, 'Hey bring a case of beer over here. We want to write this song called 'Guns' and he said, 'We can't do this.' We said, 'Oh yes we can! You can either sit here and drink beer or you can help us write it.' We wrote it. It's become an anthem at our shows, kind of like 'I Could Kiss You Ass' a few years back. Someone told me a long time ago that as long as I'm alive and breathing, you won't take my guns and that's where the hook came from."

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