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Tracy Chapman — Bang Bang Bang
Album: Matters of the Heart
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Released: 1992
Length: 4:17
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What you go and do
You go and give the boy a gun
Now there ain't no place to run to
Ain't no place to run

When he hold it in his hand
He feel mighty he feel strong
Now there ain't no place to run to
Ain't no place to run

One day he may come back
Repay us for what we've done
Then where you gonna run to
Where you gonna run

But one fine day
All our problems will be solved
Bang bang bang
We'll shoot him down

Give him drugs and give him candy
Anything, oh to make him think he's happy
And he won't ever come for us
He won't ever come

But if he does
And if there's no one else around
Bang bang bang
We'll shoot him down

If he preys only on his neighbors
Brothers, sisters and friends
We'll consider it a favor
We'll consider justice done

But if he comes for you or me
And we can place a gun in his hand
Bang bang bang
We'll shoot him dead

What you go and do
You go and give the boy a gun
Now there ain't no place to run to
Ain't no place to run

Now we'll all be at his mercy
If he decides to hunt us down
'Cause there ain't no place to run to
Ain't no place to run

If he wants the chances that you took from him
Oh, and nothing that you own
Then there'll be no place to run to
There'll be no place to run

And if he finds himself to be
A reflection of us all
Bang bang bang
He'll shoot us down

Before you can raise your eyes to read
The writing on the wall
Bang bang bang
He'll shoot you down

Before you can bridge the gulf between
And embrace him in your arms
Bang bang bang
He'll shoot you down
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Superb :-)
Wow. I don't remember ever hearing this before, I thought it might be new. But Ms. Chapman was way ahead of us. Painfully accurate.
c.
This song triggers 2nd Amendment champs, doesn't it?
2 > 1
Tracy! whoa: Matters of the Heart 
Released: 1992
damn good things happened back then
prescient.
Gone for ten years, and re-emerged on this freezing January day. Fantastic tune.
Goddesslike   : )
trekhead wrote:
Please to play more Tracy . She is for to like play music good. Da.
You makey my mind crooked go, Trekkie.
You know Tracy is pretty damn good. I always found the bass playing on her records a bit plodding tho ... but still damn fine song.
absolutely wonderful musician.
:clap: Nice piece from a great song writer/performer. I like it. More Tracy would be good thing. Seems she would be a great addition to this fine station.
Please to play more Tracy . She is for to like play music good. Da.