Aerosmith: Janie's Got a Gun Meaning
Janie's Got a Gun Lyrics
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound of my gun.
Dum, dum, dum, honey what have you done?
Dum, dum, dum it's the sound
Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her whole world's come undone
anonymous Sep 17th 2012, 22:24 report
Her father is sexually abusing her. He is an alchoholic. He is a " powerful person " politically, socially. Nobody believes her and the video confirms that it is her mom who finally comes to realize ( after years of just looking the other way, for whatever reasons)sees him for what he really is. ( a monster, lucifer, the devil, or whatever you want to call it)She( mom) finally sees it, yet HE still denies it to all three...wife, daughter and himself. Forcing mom to make it look like her daughter just ended it with a gun ( that she mysteryously found in her hand). MOM took him to the track where he was found run over by a train . ( train being mom really )
anonymous May 27th 2012, 10:13 report
i think it means that she is getting abused by her father and she took his gun and killed him because she wanted to end it then went to jail for murder because the cops didn't know about the abusing.
anonymous Sep 29th 2011, 17:06 report
The "daddy" the song depicts is an sexually abusive alcoholic father towards his daughter, janie, a 14 year old, and for years, repeatedly abused her for sex. "the spell that he was under" he was drunk. "the lightning and the thunder" it took place at night. And after a few years, she snaps "she aint never gonna be the same again" and kills him with the gun "janies got a gun". "they found 'im underneath a train" were janie ditched the body. "her dog days just begun" sent to jail" now "everybodys on the run" the people are scared of her and leave because she wants revenge when she gets out. "the man mustve been insane" the dad went too far. "run away, run away from the pain"
she regrets killing her father.
anonymous Apr 17th 2011, 04:36 report
A girl kills the man who raped her. Based on a true story.
jesslyn_marley Dec 9th 2008, 14:04 report
This song is about a girl who is sexually abused by her father, and no one believes her. This is a very controversial song, because of the time it was released. When this song first aired the topic of rape and abuse was not something that people normally talked about. So to have a song out on the airwave was a real eye-opener.
anonymous Oct 21st 2008, 14:18 report
The meaning is obvious,just thought I would let you know its not the first time Aerosmith wrote a song like that.Go back to Toys in the Attic,and listen to Uncle Salty.
We all pretty much agree, that this is a song about a girl who was sexually abused by her father, Steve Tyler and Joe Perry said so themselves. I think it's a serious subject for a band like Aerosmith to go on about considering their other stuff.
She gets a gun to end her pain, but I really don't know what she does with it, either commit sucide or kill her father.
I think this song is about a young woman who gets raped by her father, but no one believes her story, so she kills her father. This song actually remindsme of Nate Ybanez, a teenager who killed his mother. His parents were abusive, but no one listened to Nate, so Nate snapped and murdered hismother. So for this female protagonist, killing her rapist is the only way to, in the words of the song, "run away from the pain."
anonymous Feb 17th 2007, 12:32 report
I think this song is about a girl being raped by her Dad and she gets tired of being helpless so she stands up to him and kills him so she can end the pain, and it seems like she asked for help but no one believed her. The song also kinda states that the abuse had been going on for some time (itty bitty baby, cradle-robbing, etc...) Go Janie!!!!!
SpikeRulesHell Sep 26th 2006, 22:11 report
Well, if you read the lyrics, it tells you exactly what it means.
Things like "he jacked a little bitty baby" (referring to her father), and at the end of the song, you can hear the backup singing about "daddy's cradle rocking."
and the gun, "she had to take him down easy and put a bullet in his brain" so yeah, she shot him. B****** deserved it, if you want my opinion ^^.
anonymous May 14th 2006, 23:37 report
Steven Tyler said once that he wrote this song about a newspaper article that he read about a girl that was raped
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