Listen to Gun Shy (Live Version) song with lyrics from Natalie Merchant

Gun Shy (Live Version)

Natalie Merchant26 Oct 1999

Gun Shy (Live Version) Lyrics

Gun Shy (Live) - Natalie Merchant

I always knew that you would

 

Take yourself so far from home

 

As soon as and as far as you could go

 

By the quarter inch cut of your hair

 

By the army issue green

 

For the past eight weeks I can tell

 

Where you've been

 

For I knew

 

I could see

 

It was all cut and dried to me

 

There was soldier's blue blood

Streaming inside your veins

 

There is a world outside of this room and

 

When you meet it promise me

 

That you won't meet it with your gun

 

So now

 

You are one

 

One of the brave few

 

And it's awful sad we need

 

Boys like you

 

I hope the day never comes

 

For here's your live round son stock and barrel

 

Safety trigger here's your gun

 

I knew I could see

 

It was all cut and dried to me

 

There was soldiers blue blood streaming

Inside your veins

 

There is a world outside of this room and

When you meet it promise me

 

That you won't meet it with your gun

Taking aim for I don't mean

 

To argue that they've

Made a decent boy of you

 

I don't mean to spoil your home coming but

 

Baby brother you should expect me to

 

Stock and barrel safety trigger

Here's your gun

 

Now does your heart pitter pat

 

With a patriotic song when you

 

See the stripes of old glory

 

Waving

 

For I knew I could see

 

It was all cut and dried to me

 

There was soldier's blue blood streaming

Inside your veins

 

There is a world outside of this room

 

And when you meet it promise me

 

That you won't meet it with your gun

Taking aim

 

I don't mean to argue

That they've made a decent boy of you

 

And I don't

Mean to spoil your homecoming my baby brother jude

And I don't mean

 

To hurt you by saying this again

 

They're so good at making soldiers

But they're not as good

Not as good at making men

 

And I don't mean

 

To hurt you by saying this again

 

They're so good at making soldiers

But they're not as good

 

 

At making men