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Beatles: Happiness is a Warm Gun Meaning

Tagged: Suicide [suggest]

Song Released: 1968


Happiness is a Warm Gun Lyrics

She's not a girl who misses much
Do do do do do do- oh yea!
She's well acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand
Like a lizard on a window pane

The man in the crowd with the multicolored mirrors
On his hobnail boots
Lying with his eyes...

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    anonymous
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    Jun 17th, 2006 6:13am report


    John was a pacifist, and it was a statement about the American gun culture. Some lyrics allude to John's passion for Yoko Ono.



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    CroftD1
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    Mar 14th, 2006 3:25pm report


    Other than the guy talking a bout the press conferance and it having no meaning and the other guy about where he said John saw the "Happiness is a warm gun" line you all are completely wrong and are on drugs yourselves. It is three separate pieces of music that John couldn't do any thing else with so he put them together. They have no meaning other than John thought they were cool lines. The music is very different in each piece for that reason. "She's is well aquainted with the touch of the velvet hand like a lizard on a windo pane" Is one of my all time favorite lines in a song!



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    alex1
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    Feb 21st, 2006 2:19am report


    As someone said before John saw this in a magazine. but then he admitted in a press conference that this song had no meaning he just liked the meanings. So no NRA no maturbation no heroin just John proving his musical genius!



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    Anon
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    Feb 14th, 2006 2:17pm report


    It's about drugs: heroin and other halucinogens.



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    spiniton
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    Feb 2nd, 2006 2:27am report


    To me, it's an obvious sexual innuendo written with gun symbolism, probably inspired by the NRA. Some of the coolest time signature changes ever to be recorded in a Beatles song. 4/4 to 6/8 to 7/8!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 29th, 2006 1:09pm report


    This song is an ode to heroin:

    "And I feel my finger on your trigger
    I know nobody can do me no harm
    Because happiness is a warm gun, momma "

    They are saying that when they inject themselves with heroin that everything is going to be okay.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 15th, 2006 1:16pm report


    It's about masturbation.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    LennonLives
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    Jan 5th, 2006 1:08pm report


    It was on the cover of a gun magazine. It said "Happiness is warm Gun"

    John stated that that statement was one of the most beautiful things he had ever read.



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    Lamarcus
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    Dec 24th, 2005 12:12am report


    This was written about the NRA, and based on a poster that one of the band members saw.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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