Gunman – Song and Lyrics by Adrian Belew


Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Gunman’ by Adrian Belew. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Adrian Belew or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Gunman, my sort of star, we put you there
You’re all of us now, you’re all over town
On wrappers and cans, you’re bigger than life
You’re braver than dad
You’re a gunman, holding your own
You’re a gunman, never alone

Gunman, leader of packs, shadow of death,
Killer in chic, never betrayed, friend of our kids
You’re a gunman, holding your own
You’re a gunman, never alone

Gunman, trader in arms
The kids on the streets are buying your charms

Gunman, my sort of star,
We’re bleeding for you, we put you there
What would you give, you’re all of us now
We’re burning for you
You’re all over town, gunman,
You’re on wrappers and cans,
You’re bigger than life and we’re dying for you
And you’re braver than dad, gunman
You’re woman are dogs
But they’re braver than you

We’re bleeding for you
What would you give
We’re burning for you, gunman

We invented you,
Now we’ve got to live with you
You’re more solid than a rock
A rock of cocaine or crack or ice or death,
Like a rock of death
Like a gravestone,