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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Daily Boom 80's Throwback: Aerosmith- 'Janie's Got A Gun'

Areosmith few bands still have their original lineup.....this is one of them

"Janie's got a gun
Janie's got a gun
Her whole world's come undone
From lookin' straight at the sun
What did her daddy do?
What did he put you through?
They said when Janie was arrested
they found him underneath a train
But man, he had it comin' Now that Janie's got a gun
she ain't never gonna be the same."

In their 40+ year career Aerosmith has certainly cranked out a string of memorable hits, haven't they? Even if you're not an Aerosmith fan by definition there has to be a few songs in their catalogue that you like. One of my very favorites is "Janie's Got A Gun" the second single off of their 1989 album, Pump. It took Steven Tyler 8 months to finish writing the lyrics to this song and it was a Newsweek article on child abuse that finally helped his process. At the time Tyler said he was furious that no one was really speaking out against incestuous abuse and he decided to use "Janie's Got A Gun" as a platform to raise awareness.

The lyrics were switched around for radio airplay but the video drives home the songs gut wrenching message. Check it out below.