Love is a Gun

by @standup

Liner Notes

I started with the man of steel / tin soldier comparison and went from there.

#basic-rock #rock

Lyrics

You found yourself
A special guy
But a couple things about him
Don’t seem right
He’s a real tough cookie
But no iron man
He can barely pull the trigger
With his tiny hands

CHORUS
you say you got a man
A man of steel
But let me tell you
He just ain’t real
He’s just a tin soldier
No weight upon his shoulder
All his strength in the eye of the beholder

He knows the drill
He knows the thrill
Every day he got to take
A couple of pills
You got a tough guy
Knows all the answers
He considers himself
A very good dancer

He says his love
Is a gun
That’s the only way
He has fun
When he marches
He stumbles over
All you nameless
Little poser



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@ttg105

Love that thick lead guitar and retro organ! Great put-downs in the lyrics as well.

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Ooof. This is a real take down! Great Neil Young vibe to it, and I suspect Neil would approve of some of the invective. Nice work!

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@sunfire

Terrific lyric and excellent title. Nice vocals and music too.

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This is awesome! Scathing lyrics set to one fine delivery of solid rock. Really great song!

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@sbs2018

Love the title - can see some different meanings in that. I may have to write one. This one is way cool! But the title isn’t mentioned in the chorus so I thought the title was Man of Steel.

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the humorous put down of a rival reminds me of early elvis costello and maybe a touch of the talking heads.. i like how you get more poppy in the chorus. guitar tone is awesome.