Gun Violence Soundtrack

Brian Malcolm 2nd Period

"My Love Is With You" by Stevie Wonder (1995)

I think that this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about banning the handgun in the lyrics. It talks about everywhere you go guns are involved if you're walking on the street or playing with your friends.
My Love Is With You

"Janie’s Got A Gun" By Aerosmith (1989)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about a former abuse victim who decides to get her revenge on her father by murdering him. Steven Tyler admitted to Rolling Stone that he was attracted to his daughter, Liv. Said Tyler, However, the real man knows that's just a place to never go. Instead he celebrates it by telling his daughter how beautiful she is and what a precious child of God she is. There's ways to love it without making love to it - I wrote 'Janie's Got A Gun' about fathers who don't know the difference."
Aerosmith - Janie's Got A Gun

"No Guns Allowed By Snoop Lion" (2013)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about school shootings.The song was inspired by a preceding spate of shooting incidents, including the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School." 'No Guns Allowed' is a record that I wanted to do about all of this shooting and unnecessary schools getting shot up and whatnot and these kids getting bust on. The song features a guest verse from Drake, who reflects on hearing about a shooting death back home. "I know somebody died, somebody's child, some people duck down and some people hide," he raps thoughtfully, "some people just cannot react in time, bullets do not choose a victim, it is the shooter that picks 'em."
Snoop Lion ft. Drake and Cori B. - "No Guns Allowed" (Official Video)

"The Gunner’s Dream By Pink Floyd" (1983)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about the terrorist attacks in London 1982. The song tells the story of a gunner in a bomber (not on the ground) who has parachuted out of his plane and as he floats down to the ground, memories of his life come up to meet him but then he has dream. His dream is that the world will be at peace where there is no censorship so you can speak out loud about what you are thinking, there will be no military rations so everyone can eat, and men won't have to sleep in the trenches.
Pink Floyd-The Gunner's Dream (Lyrics)

"Machine Gun By Jimi Hendrix" (1970)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about a soldier and the civilians in war.The lyrical content of the song is a protest of the Vietnam Conflict, with the lyrics switching between the perspective of a U.S. soldier and a Vietnamese civilian, both of whom lament the situation that they are engulfed in.
Machine Gun (Live) (1997 Digital Remaster)

"I Believe By George Strait" (2013)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about school shootings also. This song was inspired by December 2012's school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, which left 20 children and six adult staff members dead.
I Believe - George Strait (lyrics)

"Youth Of The Nation By P.O.D." (2001)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it is about school shootings. It shows that gun violence will always be a problem in our world. This song was inspired by the March 5, 2001 shootings at Santana High School in Santee, California. 15-year-old Charles Williams walked into school with his father's gun and fired 30 shots, killing 2 students and wounding 13 others.
Youth Of The Nation (Video shot to Album Version Audio)

"Jeremy By Pearl Jam" (1991)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it is also about a school shooting but he only kills himself. This song is about a boy who kills himself at school to get revenge on the students who tormented him. It is based on the true story of Jeremy Delle, a 16-year-old who killed himself in front of his English class at Richardson High School in Richardson, Texas on January 8, 1991.
Pearl Jam - Jeremy (Official Video)

"Take Out The Gunman By Chevelle" (2014)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about school shootings but it is more than that. It is hitting a little close to home," he explained. "However, certainly it's about that but the real point is about how the media sensationalizes it and how it perpetuates it, because we talk about it so much and concentrate on it so much, which is — when you put something on television, it just becomes bigger than life and then, you know, the age-old question is, if you don't put it on TV and nobody knows about it, will it happen less? I don't know."
Chevelle - Take Out the Gunman (Lyric Video)

"Pumped Up Kicks By Foster The People" (2011)

I think this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about a school shooting once again. The character in the song, Robert, is a manically depressed adolescent, who dreams of violence towards his classmates and peers. This song details his plans and ambitions for a school shooting, and dives deep into the causes of his emotions. Although this song is peppy and upbeat, Foster uses this to mask the true meaning of the song, and makes for a beautiful yet haunting composition.
Foster The People - Pumped up Kicks