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Jackie Morris: Music

CRAZY EDDIE GOT A GUN

(Jackie Morris)
November 15, 2017
Jackie Morris

This song was written as a companion piece for a new novel called FINAL NOTICE by Van Fleisher -- a faced-paced thriller advocating the need for gun control.  The song was supposedly written by one of the protagonists in the story, and it's available for free with the purchase of the book. 

FINAL NOTICE (along with Crazy Eddie Got a Gun) is available for sale on Kindle for just $2.99 and, in sympathy with #MarchForOurLives, $1.00 of every book sold from now through the end of March 2018 will be donated to gun control organizations such as Everytown for Gun Safety and MomsRising.org.  

I am proud to lend my voice to this worthwhile cause (and a very good read, too!)  To learn more about FINAL NOTICE, visit www.FinalNoticebook.com. 

CRAZY EDDIE GOT A GUN                                      

© Words and Music by Jackie Morris

 

I read the headline

Another shooting at a school

A senseless nightmare

By another crazy fool

His name was Eddie

Mental problems from the war

But at the gun store

No one checks that anymore.

 

CHORUS:

Oh Mama, poor Mama

What has this world become

That a sweet child should perish

By the hand of anyone?

Oh Mama,

He should’ve never had a gun.

But that is what the NRA has done.

 

I heard the story

Of an accident at home

A blind old lady

Grew afraid to live alone.

She bought a pistol  

And when her neighbor rang the bell

She thought:  a burglar, and meant to scare him   

She fired. Her neighbor fell.

 

CHORUS:

Oh Mama, poor Mama

What has this world become

That a good man should perish

By the hand of anyone?

Oh Mama,  

She should’ve never had a gun.

But that is what the NRA has done.

 

BRIDGE:

And it gets worse, that endless curse

Of greed, from day to day

They’ll sell a gun to anyone

As long as they can pay

The criminal, abusive spouse

Terrorist or dealer

All the suspects on “No Fly” lists

They’re OK with the NRA.

 

Now crazy Eddie

Is locked up in the pen

But all the prisons

Can’t bring loved ones back again.

Congress has failed us

In the cruelest, shameful way

They’re in the pocket

Of the good old NRA

 

CHORUS:

Oh Mama, poor Mama

What has this world become

That a sweet child should perish

By the hand of anyone?

Oh Mama

Crazy Eddie got a gun.

And that is what the NRA has done.

Yeah that...is what the NRA has done.