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"Janie's Got a Gun" was written by Steven Tyler and Tom Hamilton. It was released as the second single from Pump in 1989. The song is about a girl named Janie who takes revenge on her father after being sexually abused. According to Songfacts, Tyler wrote the lyrics after reading an article about children who had been killed by guns in Time magazine. It is one of the few Aerosmith songs to deal with a heavy social issue. On the… read more

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Dumb, dumb, dumb, honey what have you done?
Dumb, dumb, dumb it's the sound of my gun.
Dumb, dumb, dumb, honey what have you done?
Dumb, dumb, dumb it's the sound

Aerosmith - Janie's Got a Gun Lyrics

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  • Classic!
  • Aerosmith live this summer in norway-awsome!!!
  • Is very similar to Joan Jett's I Hate Myself For Loving You
  • I guess this can't be considered a power ballad.
  • One of their greatest tracks EASILY [2]
  • Sounds like justifiable homicide to me!
  • Jammie has a gun! Good for her! If her Daddy was that evil then she did the right thing!
  • Spank! I love this talent and tune!
  • Brilliant song, with brilliant Lyrics. It is about/against child abuse!
  • yep...timeless

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