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Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun


Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun - Meaning of the song


"Janie's Got A Gun" is about a girl who shoots her father because he is sexually abusing her.

Steven Tyler explains:


"That song is about a girl getting raped and pillaged by her father. It's about incest, something that happens to a lot of kids who don't even find out about it until they find themselves trying to work through some major f--king neuroses.

Steven Tyler started writing the song in his basement, which was when he came up with the line "Janie's got a gun." He then sat on it for months, "waiting for the oracle door to open.

"I looked over at a Time magazine and saw this article on 48 hours, minute by minute, of handgun deaths in the United States. Then I got off on the child-abuse angle. I'd heard this woman speaking about how many children are attacked by their mothers and fathers. It was f---ing scary. I felt, man, I gotta sing about this. And that was it. That was my toe in the door."


Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun - Lyrics


Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?

Dum, dum, dum it's the sound of my gun.

Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?

Dum, dum, dum it's the sound


Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Her whole world's come undone

From lookin' straight at the sun

What did her daddy do?

What did he put you through?

They said when Janie was arrested

they found him underneath a train

But man, he had it comin' Now that Janie's got a gun

she ain't never gonna be the same.


Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Her dog day's just begun

Now everybody is on the run

Tell me now it's untrue.

What did her daddy do?

He jacked a little bitty baby

The man has got to be insane

They say the spell that he was under the lightning and the

thunder knew that someone had to stop the rain


Run away, run away from the pain yeah, yeah yeah yeah

Run away run away from the pain yeah yeah

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Run away, run away, run, run away


Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Her dog day's just begun

Now everybody is on the run

What did her daddy do?

It's Janie's last I.O.U.

She had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain

She said 'cause nobody believes me. The man was such a sleeze.

He ain't never gonna be the same.


Run away, run away from the pain yeah, yeah

yeah yeah yeah

Run away run away from the pain yeah yeah

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Run away, run away, run, run away


Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Everybody is on the run


Janie's got a gun

Her dog day's just begun

Now everybody is on the run

Because Janie's got a gun

Janie's got a gun

Her dog day's just begun

Now everybody is on the run

Janie's got a gun


Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun - Live


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