Loaded Gun in the Closet

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Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, though two out of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama. Their music uses three guitars as well as bass, drums, and now keyboards. Like many alternative country acts, the Drive-By Truckers record in analog (using 2 inch, 16-track open reel tape recorders). However, unlike the majority of their contemporaries, the Drive-By Truckers have consistently pushed their labels to also release the band's records in a vinyl format. more »


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2003
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I got a loaded gun in the closet 
And another one in the dresser drawer 
Just in case the one in the closet didn't make a big enough hole. 

She had his breakfast ready every morning 
And his lunch in a box sitting there by the kitchen door. 
She'd make sure he had everything he needed 
And hug his neck and tell him how much she loved him 
And it was beautiful. 
You should have seen it. 

Then she'd make herself a pot of coffee, 
Just the way she liked it 
And sit down and enjoy the quiet of the house all alone, 
But, by two-o-clock or so every afternoon 
The quiet would start getting to her and she’d watch 
The clock until he came back home. 

And she understood just what he needed 
When he came home every evening 
Was a couple of beers and a couple of minutes 
To cuss about his day. 
So she'd fix him a nice hot supper 
While he ranted and raved about one thing or the other. 
And she never once told him what he was going on about 
Didn't add up to a thing. 
And she never touched that gun in the closet. 
It was his and it was there just because he wanted it to be. 
She didn't get out much, so she never knew just what it was 
That made him so afraid. 

Most women today would say she was a disgrace. 
Most men would say she wasn't much to look at. 
And they all would say she'd be a lot better off 
If she cared a little more about what they all think. 
She could have a life of her own if she had a little pride, 
Some silicone implants, and another man on the side. 
But she's got a loaded gun in the closet. 
And it's there anytime she wants it. 
And her one and only man knows it and 
That's why he put it there in the first place.

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Written by: JOHN MICHAEL COOLEY

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