This week the theme for Song Lyric Sunday is songs that feature lyrics of Bomb, Gun, Knife, Weapon. This was another week that I knew exactly which songs I would share with all of you from my playlists. Thank you to Jim (newepicauthor) for having this weekly prompt for us to share our music with one another. I really enjoy it!
The first song I will share with you is one by Shinedown called 45. A little summary of the song is about this man, and his heart is broken. He is contemplating taking his own life because his heart has no purpose anymore. When I was with my ex-husband, I could always relate to the feelings in the song, but I could never look down the barrel as he ponders on.
The second song I chose to share with you is a true story about Cassie Bernall, a student that was murdered in the Columbine High massacre. She was killed because she told her murder that she believed in God when he asked. Flyleaf wrote Cassie in her honor for standing by her beliefs. She was brave and died for it.
School shootings are so often these days since Columbine, and it’s a reminder that we live in a world that is very cold and broken. A few themes ago, I shared Jeremy by Pearl Jam with the same kind of story. It’s sad, and it happens far too often.
There are two versions of this song, an acoustic and a full band. My preference is the full version, but some of you may enjoy the acoustic version better. (Lacy Sturm can belt out some screams that may not tickle everyone’s fancy *giggles*).
Here are both versions:
The Acoustic Version of Cassie by Flyleaf:
The Full Band Version of Cassie by Flyleaf:
Now, I am going to take you back to my younger years of sitting in my room (in the clubhouse I built under my trundle bed) and blaring my music to avoid everyone. The next song I chose to share with you is called You’re All Need by Motley Crue. Nikki Sixx revealed that one of his relationships inspired the song later when he wrote The Heroin Diaries. You can read the full story by clicking here.
I hope you enjoy my picks for songs that feature guns, weapons, knives, or bombs. We have to find a way to take away the normalization of school shootings and staying in abusive relationships. If you are not happy, leave. It is easier said than done, but I survived. I finally got away.