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Janet Jackson - Son of A Gun

Released in 2001 on the "All for You" album
Full title : Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)
* Written by Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Carly Simon
* Produced by Janet Jackson & Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis

Notes : Features a sample of Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" written by Carly Simon

About "You're so vain"
In January of 1973, You're So Vain was the # 1 hit song on the radio.
Carly had just married fellow pop-superstar James Taylor a month before, so when You're So Vain hit the airwaves, it stirred intense curiosity about which one of her previous lovers was the subject of this wry nod to the male ego.
Was it Mick Jagger? Cat Stevens? Warren Beatty? Kris Kristofferson? It was common knowledge that she had been involved with each of them in the past.
Carly has never revealed who she had in mind when she wrote You're So Vain, and over 30 years later interviewers are still asking her this same question.

Like "You're So Vain", "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)" generated speculation of who exactly the man Jackson was talking about in the song.
The song is actually about men that's after Janet's mulitmillion dollar fortune but some fans still believed that the song was about Jackson's ex-husband Rťne Elizondo.

About "Son Of A Gun"
Son of a gun is a slang term present in American and British English.

In British naval slang this term refers to children of questionable parentage conceived on Gun Deck. Hence 'son of a gun'. However, children born on board British Naval Vessels to enlisted men were referred to as 'true son of a gun'.
In American folk idiom (American) this term has similar meaning to the British one, but was derived from military bureaucratic treatment of young enlisted men of uncertain familial background. If a recruit was unable to state his father's name, officers recorded "A. Gun


Son Of A Gun Ė lyrics

[Janet Jackson]
Ha, ha, who, who
Thought youíd get the money, too
Greedy motherfuckers
Try to have the cake and eat it, too.

[Carly Simon]
You're such a romantic hero
The way you dress and look yourself over
It's no wonder you would ponder that image
Of your greedy self in that mirror

[Janet]
Sharp shooter into breakiní hearts
A baby jiggalo, a sex pistol
Holleriní at everything that walks
No substance, just small talk
Know why youíre feeliní on that girlís behind,
You got a sleazy, one track mind
Workiní your work until you find
Whoís goiní home with you tonight.

Oh, Who you gonna give it to? Who you gonna steal it from?
Whoís your next victim?
Oh, Who you gonna lie to? Who you gonna cheat on?
Who you gonna leave alone?
Oh, What you gonna tell her, after she discovers,
you donít really love her?
Oh, Itís gonna be a show down, knock down, drag down,
gun slugger shoot Ďem up

[Janet & Carly]
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
Donít you, donít you, donít you.

[Janet]
Ha, ha, who, who
Thought youíd get the money, too
Greedy motherfuckers
Try to have the cake and eat it, too.

[Janet]
You tell 'em, Carly.

[Carly]
Clouds in my coffee

[Janet]
Go on.

[Carly]
Clouds in my coffee

[Remixed Voice]
Ha, ha, who, who
Thought youíd get the money, too
Greedy motherfuckers
Try to have the cake and eat it, too.

[Janet]
Sweatiní me but Iím not youíre type,
You think you irk me, and youíre so right,
Iíd rather keep the trash and throw you out,
Stupid bitch in my beach house
No, I ainít gonna go and act a fool,
And be the lead story, on the nigga news
Not me, sucker, Iíd never be your lover,
Iíd rather make you suffer, you stupid motha fucker

Oh, Who you gonna give it to? Who you gonna steal it from?
Whoís your next victim?
Oh, Who you gonna lie to? Who you gonna cheat on?
Who you gonna leave alone?
Oh, What you gonna tell her, after she discovers,
you donít really love her?
Oh, Itís gonna be a show down, knock down, drag down,
gun slugger shoot Ďem up

[Janet & Carly]
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
Donít you, donít you, donít you.

[Janet]
Ha, ha, who, who
Thought youíd get the money, too
Greedy motherfuckers
Try to have the cake and eat it, too. (Let's Dance)

You tell 'em Carly.

[Carly]
Clouds of various shapes and sizes
Most guys like to evaluate their prizes
We come with so many different tricks
The apricot scarf was worn by Nick
Nothing in the words refer to Nick!

[Janet]
Got a chip upon your shoulder, I just knocked it off,
Show me what youíre gonna do, I ainít Ďbout to run,
You have just run out of ammunition,
Shootiní blanks now, you son of a gun.


[Janet]
Oh, Who you gonna give it to? Who you gonna steal it from?
Whoís your next victim?
Oh, Who you gonna lie to? Who you gonna cheat on?
Who you gonna leave alone?
Oh, What you gonna tell her, after she discovers,
you donít really love her?
Oh, Itís gonna be a show down, knock down, drag down,
gun slugger shoot Ďem up

[Carly (over Janet)]
No, no, no, no, no, itís not what you say, itís what you do
Youíre so vain,
You probably think this song is about you,
Donít you, donít you, donít you, donít you.

[Janet & Carly]
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,

I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
Donít you, donít you, donít you.

I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
I betcha think this song is about you,
Donít you, donít you, donít you.

[Janet]
Oh, God.
Go on.

[Carly]
Janet and me, thick as thieves,
Never met jet but I'll venture a bet
There's a common threat to our common dream.

[Janet]
Tell 'em Carly

[Carly]
And if it wasn't for that damned cream
There'd be no
Clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee
Who do you think you are
Rambo? Or a cumulonimbus cavulotus?
Or a cirrus or an altostratus
Somebody to make somebody like me proud
In the encyclopedia of clouds? No, no no no.
It's not what you say, it's what you do.
You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you.

[Janet]
You tell 'em, Carly.

[Carly]
Probably think that this song is about you.
Yea, you probably think this song is about you.

(repeated various ways)

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