Talk:Get Your Gunn (song)

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The lyrics say "judgements", but it sounds like Manson is singing "drugs". So I'm not sure which one is right. =P --Raven was here-- 05:26, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Yeah, but "Your selective drugs and good-guy badges" don't make a whole lot of sense, now do they? Litso 08:38, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Good point. I forgot that this IS Marilyn Manson we're talking about. XD --Raven was here-- 19:14, 2 March 2010 (UTC)

Review by J7[edit]

  • This section is only for archive purposes and has not been confirmed by any authority, and is only J7's interpretation written for your pleasure.

“God Damn Your Righteous Hand” are the first whispered words heard on the lead single to Portrait of an American Family, Get Your Gunn. The more upbeat song Snake Eyes and Sissies was initially meant to be the album’s lead single, but the more frantic Get Your Gunn was released instead. Brian seldom reveals what he wrote a specific song about, but since the spelling of the word “Gunn” would probably raise questions, Manson revealed the inspiration for the track: “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.” The song is a dark, angry chant about the Conservative Christian Right, and Manson’s rejection of their “pseudo-morals” and their natural subservience to authority figures such as preists and policemen. The best line in the song is “I hate therefore I am” a play on the phrase by Rene Descartes, “I think therefore I am.” Get Your Gunn was one of the best tracks off of Portrait of an American Family, and probably the best single released. The song’s “Fuck your hate” message is still relevant even today, and makes for a hell of a good song.