Anyone who doesn't think this song is about drugs and money and killing people is nuts. It sounds like children are singing the "all I wanna do is (BANG BANG)" part. If her other songs "spread the word" about how life "really is in some places" then it's a shame this is the song of hers that got popular. If you believe you're "smart" enough to see the "true meaning," great. Honestly, that's terrific. Music is art, I get that. However, what the rest of us hear is what she is actually saying. This song makes me feel shocked, scared, sad, angry. I hate that my little sisters, cousins, and niece have to hear this. The writers, singers, and producers of this song have a huge responcibility to the public as a whole, and they spat on all of us with this song.