JANIE’S GOT A GUN, by Aerosmith (From the album Pump, 1989)
The inspiration for “Janie’s Got A Gun” came to frontman Steven Tyler after reading a Newsweek article about gunshot victims. The dark lyrics to this song reflect a girl who kills her father, who has been sexually abusing her. The intensive music video features realistic scenes pertaining to sexual abuse and incest and the realistic consequences of the two.
“Janie’s got a gun
Janie’s got a gun
Her dog day’s just begun
Now everybody is on the run
Tell me now it’s untrue.
What did her daddy do?
He jacked a little bitty baby
The man has got to be insane
They say the spell that he was under the lightning and
the thunder knew that someone had to stop the rain”