Cody from Kansas City, MoI don't think the song is about gun violence, but about trying to commit suicide. I mean, just look at the lyrics. "The gun in my mouth was real, and the taste, it blew my mind," (Which, as Derek mentioned, is genius) "In a black tie and straight jacket, man, I'm gonna try again," "Down another glass of courage and a shot of thorazine," "Taunting rigor mortis, I feel it draw in me," etc.
Derek from Flin Flon, MbGreat example of mustaines lyrical talent...
"The gun in my mouth was real, and the taste blew my mind"
John Lennon wrote "The Continuing Story of Bungalow Bill" about Richard Cooke, a hunter he met at the Maharishi's camp in India. Cooke hasn't shot anything since the camp, except with his camera - he became a freelance photographer for National Geographic.
Jay-Z's 2012 "Glory" features his daughter Blue Ivy Carter's cries and coos. At less than two days old, she became the youngest ever credited artist to feature on a Billboard chart when the song debuted on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at #74.
"Abracadabra" was inspired by Diana Ross and The Supremes. Steve Miller first met the girl group when they performed together on NBC's Hullabaloo in 1966, and he wrote the lyrics after spotting Diana Ross skiing in the mountains years later.