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Song Released: 2011


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(I'm an angel with a shotgun, shotgun, shotgun,
An angel with a shotgun, shotgun, shotgun..)

Get out your guns, battles begun,
are you a saint, or a sinner?
If loves a fight, than I shall die,
with my heart on a trigger.

They say before...

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    anonymous
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    Apr 19th, 2013 4:05pm report


    Its simply put a song of devotion.
    "If love is what you need, a soldier I will be" This shows that the singer is willing to put himself on the line for his affection.

    "I don't care if heaven won't take me back" This line could mean he's willing to go to hell, or in a life terms of it likely that he's willing to be shunned by society for her sake.

    "Before you start a war, you better know what your fighting for" Entirely telling you that you need to know what you love and if it truly is love before becoming the "angel with a shotgun"

    The whole idea of "Angel with a Shotgun" says someone pure, or peaceful but is willing to be violent for the sake of whoever the angel is protecting.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 6th, 2014 6:04pm report


    There is so much Castiel and Destiel inthis song.

    "angel with a shotgun" shows that Castiel is not only fighting for humans, but with humans. He has his angel blade and his angel powers. A shotgun is not an angels weapon, it's as human as it gets.

    "are you a saint or a sinner?" Castiel finds out that a lot of angels are corrupt and he doesn't know who's a saint and who's a sinner anymore. We know that he started feeling doubt very eraly on.

    "If love's a fight, then I shall die, with my heart on a trigger"
    Castiel has a deep love for humanity and shares a profound bond with Dean. He is more than willing to die for both and actually does. "Too much heart was always Castiels probelm"

    "They say before you start a war
    You better know what you're fighting for
    Well baby, you are all that I adore"
    He was tought to obey and follow rules, until he raised Dean from perdition und started questioning his orders. Cas wanted to know what he was fighting for and when he found out that heaven wasn't what he thougt it was the Winchesters showed him free will. He decided to fight for the huamns, specifically Dean and Sam.

    "I don't care if heaven won't take me back"
    He turns his back on heaven and fights against his own brothers and sisters. Castiel declares war on heaven and knows he probably won't be welcome anymore, but he does it anyway.

    "I'll throw away my faith, babe
    Just to keep you safe"
    Cas wanted to tell Dean as soon as he found out heavens plans for him. From the moment he found Dean in hell Castiel wanted to keep him save. He throws away his faith, he falls for Dean. Castiel has starts having emotions and he breaks allegiance with heaven.

    "And I wanna live, not just survive"
    If he wnated to surivive he'd stay on heavens side, obey, let the apocalypse happen. The chances of chosing the Winchesters and surviving are basically nonexistent and he does die more than once. What he chooses is living. Castiel choses feeling and free will, he chooses life

    "Don't you know you're everything I have?"
    Having lost heaven/his family Dean and Sam Winchester are all he has.

    "Sometimes to win you've got to sin, don't mean I'm not a believer"
    Castiel is breaking the rules, but he's doing it for the right reasons. He's always doing what he deems right and for a long time after having turned his back on heaven he searhces for god, because he still belives.

    "And Major Tom will sing along yeah, they still say I'm a dreamer"
    Mayor Tom singing along shows again that he is on humanities side and fighting for them. Castiel is a dreamer, becasue he still belives that he can change things for the better and save everyone from the apocalypse. He still belives in god and good things.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 27th, 2014 3:37pm report


    First time I heard this song I seriously thought some fan made it. It literally describes what Castiel did and said in Supernatural. He was a soldier of faith then he let go of that to protect Dean, and became a soldier in Dean's war. Shotgun included. Heaven won't take him back. He even sinned but he still believes in good.



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    anonymous
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    May 31st, 5:20am report


    I think it means that even if he gets into trouble or hurt he will do anything for her.



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    anonymous
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    May 21st, 5:51pm report


    For me this song is about forbidden love and how hard the person will fight for it.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 29th, 3:37pm report


    For me it’s a soldier that willing to risk his life for his country and it’s people



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    anonymous
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    Oct 19th, 2018 10:51pm report


    I think it means that your partner will do anything to protect you and make sure your ok,and a whole lot of other meanings but hey what do I know.Im in love right now but I'm still trying to figure it out.So all you folks out there that are in love or more than that.The only advice I can give ya'll is that 'Just breathe and take it one day at a time' "Don't worry and be happy" everyone.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 23rd, 2018 9:13pm report


    I think it is about Sam and deans relationship and how Castiel gave up everything he had ever known to save one person, even when people claimed that Sam and Dean were insignificant humans, Castiel always and only talked about how important they are and the world can’t live without them. And he was right because he didn’t compare himself to them like the other angels did, he looked at everything they have done, and knew that it had made a difference, because if it weren’t for them, the apocalypse would have started and the world would be thrown into chaos and death. He looked at how much they could do, how amazing they are, and betrayed everyone he knows and changed completely, giving his life for them several times. His love for Sam and Dean even penetrated the empty when he died. The thing in the empty said that none had ever woken up, because they didn’t have someone they loved as much as Castiel loves Dean.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 15th, 2018 8:08am report


    when i here this song all i can think about is castel and dean from supernatural. the words all line up perfectly i think they should play this song on the show



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    anonymous
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    Jun 21st, 2018 6:45pm report


    -If loves a fight, then I shall die, with my heart on a trigger- This is stating that they will fight for love no matter if they lose.
    -I’m a angle with a shotgun- A angle isn’t supposed to kill, this stating that they would do anything for this person, such as go against beliefs and to kill.
    -I don’t care if heaven won’t take me back- They don’t care if they will be accepted by society, family, or friends. They will do anything for this person showing their devotion to them, no matter what others think.
    -They say before you start a war, you better know what your fighting for- You have to know what you want, before you go for it.
    -We’ll, baby, you are all that I adore- They believe that this person is all they need in life, and will give up their life for them.
    -If love is what you need, a soldier I will be- They will fight for who they love.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 10th, 2018 3:52pm report


    The song can metaphorically be about the LGBT community from an allies perspective probably. (maybe his girl is bi?)

    "If love is what you need, a soldier I will be" The community is about love and acceptance, this shows the singer's willing to fight for love.


    "Get out your guns, battles begun
    Are you a saint, or a sinner?"
    Religious peoeple tend to see the LGBT and their allies as "sinners". He wants to know what side your fighting for. The battle part referring to the long stride until we are all equal in matters of sexuality and gender, and the guns refer to the truth that it's ok to be LGBT and to protect LGBT people.

    "I don't care if heaven won't take me back"
    Simply put, he will fight for the LGBT community EVEN if it means "going to hell" because he believes in equality.

    "Angel with a shotgun"
    He'll do anything for the community, he will protect

    "I'll throw away my faith babe just to keep you safe"
    He use to be religious, but when he realized that his religion is against LGBT people he threw away his faith in order to be an ally.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 8th, 2017 7:31am report


    I think it means that a soldier would die for their country so it can be free



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    anonymous
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    Apr 27th, 2016 4:50am report


    Get out your guns, battles begun- the singer fell in love
    Are you a saint, or a sinner?- he wants to know what side you are on
    If loves a fight, than I shall die
    With my heart on a trigger- he will fight for love

    They say before you start a war
    You better know what you're fighting for- you have to know its love before you stat fighting for it
    Well baby, you are all that I adore- she is the only person he loves
    If love is what you need, a soldier I will be- he is ready to fight to keep her

    I'm an angel with a shotgun- he is her "Angel" and will defend her
    Fighting til' the wars won- he is fighting for her
    I don't care if heaven won't take me back- he is willing to go through hell for her
    I'll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe- he wants her to be safe at all costs and will throw away everything for her
    Don't you know you're everything I have?- he loves her and only her
    And I, wanna live, not just survive, tonight- he wants to have fun in the relationship not just be fighting all the time

    Sometimes to win, you've got to sin- even though he is a good person he will do bad things for her
    Don't mean I'm not a believer- he is still a good person
    And major Tom, will sing along
    Yeah, they still say I'm a dreamer- only a few people understand how he feels everyone else makes fun of him

    They say before you start a war
    You better know what you're fighting for
    Well baby, you are all that I adore
    If love is what you need, a soldier I will be

    I'm an angel with a shotgun
    Fighting til' the wars won
    I don't care if heaven won't take me back
    I'll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe
    Don't you know you're everything I have?
    And I, wanna live, not just survive, tonight

    Oh, oh whoa whoa oh whoa

    I'm an angel with a shotgun
    Fighting til' the wars won
    I don't care if heaven won't take me back

    I'm an angel with a shotgun
    Fighting til' the wars won
    I don't care if heaven won't take me back
    I'll throw away my faith, babe, just to keep you safe
    Don't you know you're everything I have?
    (I'm an angel with a shotgun)
    And I, want to live, not just survive, tonight
    (Live, not just survive)

    And I'm gonna hide, hide, hide my wings tonight- he is fighting for her but is going to have fun

    They say before you start a war
    You better know what you're fighting for
    Well baby, you are all that I adore
    If love is what you need, a soldier I will be



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    anonymous
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    Apr 3rd, 2016 4:37pm report


    This song implies that the angel will do anything to keep her loved one safe.



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    anonymous
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    Mar 8th, 2016 3:25pm report


    This song talks about willing to do anything to protect your loved one. So when the song says "Angel With a Shotgun" That means you are willing to do something bad, even if that includes dying for someone you love.

    Thats what this song means to me.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2016 2:44pm report


    The song merely states that the "Angel with a shotgun" is willing to do anything deemed possible to make his love happy.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 2nd, 2016 1:39am report


    I believe that this song is about a guy who is willing to give up what he believes in to protect the one he loves. I believe their using the line "Angel with a shotgun" as a metaphor meaning to protect, even if it means they have to give up something.



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    TeamBSAA10
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    Nov 19th, 2015 11:27pm report


    This song would go good for my project for english. I needed something to make a cd and some songs to go along with it so I picked this one. The book was called Of Mice and Men. Sad story.



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