Crash Test Dummies - Shoot 'em Up, Shoot 'em Down Lyrics




I shot an ol' bottle with my favorite gun just last night
It shattered and the sound made me feel like the king I am
The neighbors all heard and got scared
Thought it was a gunfight
But hell, it was fun, so I did it again
'Cause that's the kinda king I am

I shoot 'em up, I shoot 'em down
I shoot the lost, I shoot the found
And if there's someone I can't find
Well, then I shoot 'em in my mind

I turned on the radio and listened to the ol' songs playin'
And things started feelin' good and right again
So I shot up a crow in a tree after dinner this evenin
Its good to keep yer trigger finger nimble,
I'll tell you what, my friend

I shoot 'em up, I shoot 'em down
I shoot the lost, I shoot the found
And if there's someone I can't find
Well, then I shoot 'em in my mind

I shot my daddy in the arm, with morphine
He said he never felt so good in all his goddamn life
So I shot him up just once more, fer good measure
He never woke up, and ever since, it's been a mighty peaceful life

I shoot 'em up, I shoot 'em down
I shoot the lost, I shoot the found
And if there's someone I can't find
Well, then I shoot 'em in my mind





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Crash Test Dummies Shoot 'em Up, Shoot 'em Down Comments
  1. ukeinfused

    Tell it.

    pabrizzer

    It won't change a thing.

  2. Recovering Bassist

    And it's even sadder to know there will be a next one, not might be, but will be.

    pabrizzer

    Yep. Sad and inevitable.

  3. Randy McSorley

    I am living in a nation insane.

    pabrizzer

    It hurts me to think of the pain of the families that have to deal with these acts. And of course they are just the tip of the ice burg. Many people die in individual acts of gun violence every day. The smallest semblance of gun control re the ease of acquisition would have some effect. One life saved would make it worth while.
    I have just taken up .22 target shooting as an interest and a sport. I had to go through a lot of regulations. I keep my rifles locked in safe and I have the only key. Police can come at any time to check my safe storage. I see these as sensible conditions. They have saved many lives in Australia.
    Sorry to go on Randy but it is indeed insane.
    America sees this as the price of the way things are and 'they' are happy for the status quo to remain.