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Songs about Danger and Violence

How many songs have been written about the violence in this world..  probably many more than we realize.

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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Along Came Jones: Coasters (Sweet Sue was almost sawed in half, dynamited and tied to the railroad tracks...all in one song. That’s danger).

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God is a Bullet (Concrete Blonde)

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Secret Agent Man: Johnny Rivers

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Violent (Concrete Blonde)

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Riot In Cell Block No. 9: Coasters

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I Hung My Head (Sting)

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Janey Needs a Shooter (Springsteen)

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Re: Danger

1) Wolverton Mountain: Claude King (He’s mighty handy with a gun and a knife).

 

2) Big Bad John: Jimmy Dean (Fatal mine cave-in).

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence: Gene Pitney

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The Bridge (Dolly Parton)

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Killing of Georgie (Part I & II) (Rod Stewart)

 

"Out of a darkened side street came
A New Jersey gang with just one aim
To roll some innocent passer-by
There ensued a fearful fight
Screams rang out in the night
Georgie's head hit a sidewalk cornerstone"

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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Cher)

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Johnny Too Bad: The Slickers (from, in my opinion, the best reggae album of all time and one of the best albums period).

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Deathwish (Police)

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Marianne (Tori Amos)

 

"They said Marianne killed herself

And I said, 'Not a chance'"

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Wedding List (Kate Bush)
 
"All of the headlines said 'Passion Crime"
'Newly weds Groom Shot Dead
'Mystery Man.' God help the bride
She's a widow, all in red
With his red still wet. She said--"
I'll put him on the wedding list
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Killer Joe - the Rocky Fellers

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Me and a Gun (Tori Amos)

 

From Wikipedia, quoting an interview with Tori Amos in Hot Press: "' How am I alive to tell you this tale when he was ready to slice me up? In the song I say it was 'Me and a Gun' but it wasn't a gun. It was a knife he had. And the idea was to take me to his friends and cut me up, and he kept telling me that, for hours. And if he hadn't needed more drugs I would have been just one more news report, where you see the parents grieving for their daughter.'"

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Werewolves of London     by Warren Zevon

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Bad Bad Leroy Brown - Jim Croce

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Waitress (Tori Amos)

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God is a Bullet (Concrete Blonde)

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Cortez The Killer:  Neil Young

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Rip Her To Shreds:  Blondie

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Sunday Bloody Sunday:  U2

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Me and a Gun (Tori Amos)

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Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead:  Fifth Estate

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No Quarter-Zeppelin 

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Bohemian Rhapsody: Queen (mama I just killed a man, put a gun against his head, pulled the trigger now he’s dead).

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Rattlesnakes (Tori Amos)