Get Your Gunn (song)

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This article is about the song
For the single see Get Your Gunn (single)
"Get Your Gunn"
Get Your Gunn cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album Portrait of an American Family
Released July 12, 1994
Recorded August–December 1993 at Criteria Studios in Miami, Florida, Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California, The Village Recorder and Pig
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:18
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer Marilyn Manson
Composer Daisy Berkowitz, Gidget Gein
Producer Marilyn Manson, Trent Reznor
Media

"Get Your Gunn" is the first single and the seventh track of the first album Portrait of an American Family. The song was inspired by the murder of OB/GYN doctor David Gunn who was killed in Florida by an anti-abortion activist. Vocalist Marilyn Manson described his murder as 'the ultimate hypocrisy'.

Get Your Gunn was also the first release from Nothing Records.

Appearances[edit]

Cassettes[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

  • S*F*W (1994)

Video[edit]

Portrait Sessions
The Manson Family Album


Versions[edit]

Music video[edit]

Manson playing in the music video

The music video, directed by Rod Chong, features Manson performing in a damp "attic-like" scene, intertwined by footage of band members and two feisty teenage girls. It did not receive much video play.

Lyrics[edit]

   goddamn your righteous hand
   i eat innocent meat
   the housewife i will beat
   the prolife i will kill
   what you won't do i will
   i bash myself to sleep
   what you sow i will reap
   i scar myself you see
   i wish i wasn't me
   i am the little stick
   you stir me into shit
   i hate therefore i am
   goddamn your righteous hand
   goddamn, goddamn,
   goddamn, goddamn
   pseudo-morals work real well
   on the talk shows for the weak
   but your selective judgements
   and goodguy badges
   don't mean a fuck to me
   i throw a little fit
   i slit my teenage wrist
   the most that I can learn
   is in records that you burn
   get your gunn, get your gunn,
   get your gunn, get your gunn
   pseudo-morals work real well
   on the talk shows for the weak
   but your selective judgements
   and goodguy badges
   don't mean a fuck to me
   i am the vhs
   record me with your fist
   you want me to save the world
   i'm just a little girl
   pseudo-morals work real well
   on the talk shows for the weak
   but your selective judgements
   and goodguy badges
   don't mean a fuck to me
   get your gunn, get your gunn,
   get your gunn, get your gunn... get

Trivia[edit]

Scott Putesky, better known as Daisy Berkowitz, on the set of the "Get Your Gunn" music video.
  • "Snake Eyes and Sissies" was initially meant to be the album's lead single, but "Get Your Gunn" was released instead.
  • According to photos on his MySpace profile, former Marilyn Manson guitarist Scott Putesky, better known as Daisy Berkowitz, can be seen playing a Jackson Soloist in the song's music video. Putesky also states the video was filmed in Texas.[1]
  • After the lyrics "I am the vhs/Record me with your fist/You want me to save the world/I'm just a little girl" (Which occur at 2:29) a clip from Budd Dwyer's suicide can be heard.
  • The line "I hate, therefore I am" is a play on the phrase "I think, therefore I am", which was originally stated by René Descartes.
  • "The title is spelled with two n's because the song was a reaction to the murder of Dr. David Gunn, who was killed in Florida by pro-life activists while I was living there. That was the ultimate hypocrisy I witnessed growing up: that these people killed someone in the name of being "pro-life." - Marilyn Manson
  • "Get Your Gunn", along with "Coma White" and "Tourniquet", was made available to download as a playable track on Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock on February 8, 2011 as part of the February Megapack.

References[edit]

  1. In Texas on the set of Get Your Gunn - Ouija Jackson Soloist - lots of fog machine action. MySpace Music. Scott Putesky.
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