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Sara Bareilles – Machine Gun lyrics

Tell me off in a letter
Completely ignore me
Getting high off of saying
Why you don't adore me?

Baby, please, I'm well versed
In how I might be cursed
I don't need it articulated

Stand in line wasting
All of your time just to hate me
Every dime gone to ways
You can find that might bait me

And drag me down, sight set proudly
Bring me to the ground see
You love to be somebody's enemy

Maybe nobody loved you when you were young
Maybe, boy, when you cry, nobody ever comes
Will you try it once?
Give up the machine gun
Machine gun

Locked and loaded
You're practically floating away now
In your fortress you feel like
You're more or less safe now

But let me say I don't mean harm
Oh, but, baby, you'd be charming if you'd come undone

Get back where you started from

Maybe nobody loved you when you were young
Maybe, boy, when you cry, nobody ever comes
Will you try it once?
Give up the machine gun
Machine gun

Never mind how you've rationed your time
And the battle is underway
Maybe times are gonna change
Don't just hide in the silence behind

What you've really been trying to say
What a skill, baby, aiming to kill me
With words you don't mean

Maybe nobody loved you when you were young
Maybe, boy, when you cry, nobody ever comes
Will you try it once?
Give up the machine gun

Will you try it once?
Give up the machine gun
Will you try it once?
Give up the machine gun
Machine gun



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    UnregisteredDec 10, 2011 at 5:00 am
    This song is about a man who has hurt and been hurt by his, or many women. This woman in particular has inflicted the final blow upon this man's beaten and bloody soul. He's lost and lonely; a broken man now, reduced to a terrified little boy who's only defense and offense are his words. He throws a facade of hatred at her because his love for her is so great that her own simple words have unhinged him in his fragile state.
    She didn't mean to hurt him. She just wants him to open up to her, and to his own self. She knows that once he can love himself, his hateful wall will crumble and he can let her in.
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    UnregisteredJun 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    She's talking about who waste their time hating on someone just for the sake of something to do, not because they actually dislike them "aiming to kill me with words you don't mean"
    she's telling them that for once in their life they should try taking a step back and stop being so vicious "give up the machine gun". And in the chorus is singing about almost comical reasons as to why the person might be so mean and hard headed "maybe nobody love you when you were young".
    Id say this could be about something romantic or just telling someone to calm down.
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    UnregisteredApr 8, 2012 at 9:59 am
    No matter how lovingly we were raised, we all carry around some unhealthy baggage from our past, maybe without knowing it. Obviously, this guy's mouth fires off the results of that. As much of a huge fan of sara's as I may be and this song stays in my head for days, these lyrics read as if the woman is about to further damage the guy. But, it also reads like the woman in the song maybe carrying around some baggage she needs to rid herself of.

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