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(Verse I)
Well, I'm a gangster 1934,
Junkies, winos, pimps & whores,
And all you men, women & kids,
Best get out the way,
I just left your town took all your loot,
Wore a pink carnation and a pinstripe suit,
Hopped up V8 Ford...
And some two-tone shoes...

(Chorus I)
And I'm already gone,
I left a pool of blood & sorrow,
I've got the machine gun blues...

(Verse II)
I'll be out of here 'fore the break of dawn,
Hit the highway; smoke a big cigar,
I gotta stop and bury the cash,
Then get some more,
There's only one thing on my mind,
That's making it 'cross that ol' state line,
But I bet a hail of barraging bullets will be there for me...

(Chorus II)
And I'm already gone,
I've left a path of their destruction,
I've got the machine gun blues,
Already gone,
My life will soon be through,
I've got the machine gun blues...

(Verse III; Spoken)
"I'm public enemy no. 1,
I'm sorry for all the things that I've done,
If indeed we do cross paths,
It's nothing personal."

(Chorus III)
And I'm already gone,
I left a trail of devastation,
I've got the machine gun blues,
Already gone,
My life will soon be through,
I've got the machine gun blues...



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    This is a song about guilt for doing something that you cant take back. It is told from the perspective of an old 1934 gang, and the head of the group is feeling the wrong in what he does but he cant stop. It is a new take on that every day feeling of sorrow.

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