Shinedown - 45 Lyrics




Send away for a priceless gift
One not subtle, one not on the list
Send away for a perfect world
One not simply, so absurd
In these times of doing what you're told
Keep these feelings, no one knows

What ever happened to the young man's heart
Swallowed by pain, as he slowly fell apart

And I'm staring down the barrel of a 45
Swimming through the ashes of another life
No real reason to accept the way things have changed
Staring down the barrel of a 45

Send a message to the unborn child
Keep your eyes open for a while
In a box high up on the shelf, left for you, no one else
There's a piece of a puzzle known as life
Wrapped in guilt, sealed up tight

What ever happened to the young man's heart
Swallowed by pain, as he slowly fell apart

And I'm staring down the barrel of a 45
Swimming through the ashes of another life
No real reason to accept the way things have changed
Staring down the barrel of a 45

Everyone's pointing their fingers
Always condemning me
And nobody knows what I believe
I believe

And I'm staring down the barrel of a 45
Swimming through the ashes of another life
No real reason to accept the way things have changed
Staring down the barrel of a 45

And I'm staring down the barrel of a 45
And I'm swimming through the ashes of another life
There's no real reason to accept the way things have changed
Staring down the barrel of a 45

45
Staring down the barrel of a 45





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  2. Dennis Poissant

    Fucked up right now and i don't know how to stop

  3. Mehmet Fatih Alkan

    🇹🇷

  4. Rashawn McLean

    Hang in there. It's not as bad as you think because you're still alive. In 2014 I gave up hope. I turned to drugs & alcohol to cope & lost everything. If I had a gun @the time, I probably wouldn't be typing right now. I ate rat poison, hung myself, layed down on train tracks, carbon dioxide, etc., because the pain was unbearable. Honestly, after I decided I wanted to live, it didn't get any easier at first. The first few years was a struggle, but here in 2020, I can say that not only did I overcome, I got back what I lost & more because i faced my fears. So from somebody who's worn similar shoes, don't give up.

  5. Jerry Mccracken

    We lived with the best music ever

    Jerry Mccracken

    I’m 67

  6. Bat Man

    If you're a drug addict or addicted to anything. Fight! It does get better for us for YOU. DONT GIVE UP! MY friend took his life to addiction while listening to this song. Please if you're not an addict dont judge us. Pray for us.

  7. Matt Crosby

    The 10k dislikes are anti gun

  8. ian ethan vloke-wurth

    The Phantoms art on that wall... he did a similar piece on the Rage Against the Machine album Battle of Los Angeles

  9. Marcos Tabares Mujica

    My expression at the end of the song "Puta canción". They are monsters... Excellent theme.

  10. Odin’s Pride

    This song should be played for all law enforcement officials when Americans have had enough of their bullying bullshit

  11. Micheal R

    More people need to love this song so it can have 45M views

  12. Sandeep R

    When you're soul's been through enough pain..one would understand...not easy to suicide untill you're broken beyond repair..Pray for those wounded soul's..

  13. Sandeep R

    My song

  14. Furkan Akgün

    Evet bu şarkıyı keşfettim aga mutluyum

  15. ALYS PLAYTIME

    who else is listening in 2020?

  16. E III

    I get it but I over came it, as should we all.

  17. John Carlson

    My Daughter Nichole turned me on to this song a few years ago and I love it. I met her when she was 29 through what I can only call an act of divine intervention. She disowned me when I got a little too graphic about a certain situation that happened to me. I don't blame her. I would've done the same thing. I miss her dearly and I think about her and her three children often. After she left my life, it felt like I was staring down the barrel of a 45. So this song means so much more to me than when I heard it for the first time.

  18. Frecklez Love

    Story of my life I REGRET NOTHING!!!!!,😡😠😳😧😢😭👻💀

  19. God

    Why is no one talking about 0:25

  20. Luke Hart

    This is my first time hearing shinedown and I have to say it's fucking beautiful

  21. Rodney Laymon

    Wonder who wrote that?????????

  22. Maria Lucio

    His voice pulls you in

  23. caseyann Gregory

    45.......

  24. Jones Magee

    Colt 45

  25. Poo Rathman

    A crazy message but great song

  26. Greg Jay

    Montrose burnham. Chi towm cruise

  27. Greg Jay

    Dipp fucks

  28. danthedewman1

    NO nose rings

  29. Jamie Kay

    My dad is a victim of suicide. I wish nobody ever had to feel that pain. I remember wishing for death as young as 12. If you ever feel suicidal there are those who seem like strangers who would help you and be there. We are all one. Much love to all!!!

  30. Mrknowyou

    The electric guitar really brings this song to life on 0:58

  31. Jenny Lee

    Does anyone else hear the song from a star is born in the beginning?!

  32. Caitlin Eiler

    this song s so bad

  33. Rodney Laymon

    America was a bunch of user of his heart!!!!!!!!!!

  34. ant eko

    Swimming through the ashes of another life

    Helen Storm

    No real reason to accept the way things have changed

    ant eko

    @Helen Storm love for whu love you and whu deserve

  35. Bryson Bishop

    I love this song

  36. DONNAJEAN COLBERT

    I love this song

  37. Munnky VonderPuddin

    Not crazy about thier newer stuff but this one is classic. This and Simple Man.

  38. RACE TRAKK

    Dog: woof

    Cat: meow

    Sped: 2020?

  39. Troy Isbell

    Who is still listening in 2035

    Stefanie Dice

    I will be if I'm still alive then 😉🤷💯

    WikkedVoodooNinja

    Only sure thinv in life is death,taxes,and the fact i will ALWAYS BE BUMPIN SHINEDOWN AND ALL MY 90'S AND 00'S ROCK SHIT

    Lonely Gamer Girl Wolf

    Troy Isbell sorry 3095

    Lum ii

    oi, over here! 👋

  40. Shepherds Outcry

    God has invested more in YOU than you will ever know! I’m living proof! I see. I am no better or more loved by him than YOU! Hold on! Gain patience. I tell you. Surely nobody I’ve seen or heard of suffered this much other than Jesus. But God does miracles as he sees fit. Don’t judge God. I make that mistake. Pray in sincerity for the blood of Jesus. Wait. He is there with you waiting on YOU to receive him with your heart. Got an unfixable problem!? I’ve seen miracles. But HE only let me see them because I already had faith enough to be allowed to see them. Miracles are everywhere, always. We might not see them. God is the great orchestrator. He makes every GOOD thing happen. Our suffering is worth it. It is NOT punishment, no. It is for many reasons. I know it is part of our test. “I can’t live in hell another second. God kill me, I’m afraid I’ll have to do it if you don’t!” I’ve prayed this a million times. I’ve attempted tenfold or more. But God cares for me, you and every other human equally. I pray, Dear ABBA FATHER PLEASE DO NOT LET IT BE YOUR WILL THAT THIS PERSON SHOULD ENTER INTO ETERNAL CONDEMNATION AT THEIR OWN HAND BUT PLEASE CONVICT THEM TO SEE AND KNOW AND ACCEPT JESUS THAT HE MAY GUIDE THEM ALL THE DAYS, EVEN AS THEY LIVE IN THIS ACCURSED FLESH ON THIS PLANET. BLESS THEM AS YOU SEE FIT. I WILL WHAT YOU WILL LORD. LET THEM LIVE TO SEE THE GOODNESS IN THE LAND OF THE LIVING. IN JESUS’ NAME, AMAIN.

  41. See Bär

    Listening that at 00:45 am (accidently)

  42. balzonyr4head

    2020 and my neighbors still listen to this when I do 🤘🏻

  43. Ash ash

    Fired point blank!

  44. Sumaiya Tracy

    2020, wishing music was more like this still ❤

    Helen Storm

    I know, right?

    Nick Venom

    Sumaiya Tracy indeed

  45. jason thompson

    My suicide song

  46. thespankdmonkey

    Needs to be watched in full screen. Awesome!

  47. Johan Svensson

    I don't wanna fuck my mom and her boyfriend, I JUST WANNA FUCK MY MOM!

  48. Joseph Edgerly

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNUyo5hDiJU&fbclid=IwAR03Ev5TjO24qQrmoHzfFoMC0LSt1AZPYZTROVGvkLjDt8nOn3hC9u9w6q0

  49. Greg Jay

    Airforce

  50. Greg Jay

    Medical bs usaff milw wi

  51. MoonLight Productions

    I would prefer to stare down the barrel of a .22 LR.

    Tyler Steffine

    Funny joke but not the point of the song. If you don't know the story behind look up their live version. He tells the meaning behind the song and it is about 11minutes long

  52. Christy Howle

    Verse 1]
    Send away for a priceless gift
    One not subtle, one not on the list
    Send away for a perfect world
    One not simply so absurd
    In these times of doing what you're told
    Keep these feelings, no one knows

    [Pre-Chorus]
    Whatever happened to the young man's heart?
    Swallowed by pain, as he slowly fell apart

    [Chorus]
    And I'm staring down the barrel of a .45 (.45)
    Swimming through the ashes of another life (Another life)
    No real reason to accept the way things have changed
    Staring down the barrel of a .45

    [Verse 2]
    Send a message to the unborn child
    "Keep your eyes open, for a while
    In a box high up on the shelf
    Left for you, no one else
    There's a piece of a puzzle known as life
    Wrapped in guilt, sealed up tight"


    [Pre-Chorus]
    Whatever happened to the young man's heart?
    Swallowed by pain, as he slowly fell apart

    [Chorus]
    And I'm staring down the barrel of a .45 (.45)
    Swimming through the ashes of another life (Another life)
    No real reason to accept the way things have changed
    Staring down the barrel of a .45

    [Bridge]
    Everyone's pointing their fingers
    Always condemning me
    And nobody knows what I believe
    I believe

    [Chorus]
    And I'm staring down the barrel of a .45 (.45)
    And I'm swimming through the ashes of another life (Another life)
    There is no real reason to accept the way things have changed
    Staring down the barrel of a .45
    And I'm staring down the barrel of a .45 (Woah)
    Swimming through the ashes of another life (Woah)
    There is no real reason to accept the way things have changed (Woah)
    Staring down the barrel of a .45 (.45)


    [Outro]
    .45
    Staring down the barrel of a .45

  53. Ethan Hopper

    Anyone bumping this in 2020 😂

  54. moutasem jamal

    It’s 2020 and i still listening to this song

  55. Dutch Bishop

    Anyone listening in 2020?

    January 1 2020
    1:49 am

    ejxl

    3:54 am

    JuiceX SADLY_

    Yep. 1:20 am

  56. WWElno Inc

    2020 anyone?

  57. A Drunk Steelers Fan

    He's talking about malt liquor right? Cuz I'm totally staring down the barrel of some colt 45s right now.

    Tyler Steffine

    If you don't know the back story of the song look up the live version of this song. It is 11minutes and he tells the meaning behind it

  58. Tammi Schultz

    Lovin you

  59. George Johnson

    My vaporizer will hold c.meth and will help soldiers live in serious situations.

    George Johnson

    My vitamins vaporizer

    George Johnson

    Including honey to lower cholesterol

  60. Helsor 666

    The lead singer changed so much

  61. S P

    i flipped a car at 125 mph listening to this song

    Skittley_Skeleton

    Really?

  62. ZRobbie D

    The minute hour brought me here

  63. Love Me

    🕯S.S.U.

  64. seden dakın

    🌖🌗🌘🌑🌒🌓🌔

  65. Kenneth Hammon Jr.

    President 45, anyone? Do you realize he is an entity of the business man, a self pleasing faucet, that brags about having the tallest building after 9/11.

  66. Michael W Mitchell

    Underrated can't grasp this band...

  67. Angee GTP

    I am in a room full of people standing alone.

  68. Jason Garcia

    About to give up can't take homeless no more

    David Harris

    No reason to give up. Each day is a gift from the universe to You. For every dark day in your life You will be given an equal number with brightness. Walk towards the light friend.

    Doug's Dog Training and Daycare

    Email me or contact me...Im here for you bro.

  69. Patrick Barragan

    Who is still listening in 2019?

  70. Orange Aquatics

    The supposed....Brent Stephen Smith...looks like Meatloaf.

    _idekanymore

    Now you’ve got me wanting a ‘Paradise by the dashboard light’ cover from Shinedown

  71. Conner Barnes

    " i dont need to think" i already know what i am

  72. Jeremy Barrett

    10k people are deaf. Let us take a moment of silence for them. "Tap their shoulder when you're done." 😂😂

    E M

    Love your comment! 💯😂🤣😂😭

  73. erik wille

    Where's a 45 when I could really use one ?

  74. Kaylyn Williams

    Can’t wait to eventually see them in concert again! This band never lets me down! 👌

  75. Jess Osborne

    How people dont love shinediwn baffles me!!!

  76. Cole Moran

    just lost my dog. she was my baby. my best friend. plaeas like

    GLOLK Kimberley Jensen

    Awe, that is really rough. I was a basket case when my 17 year old cat died. Hugs

    Rickey Cooley

    I get that, missing my pitbull "Lola"...

    Skelemania332

    Imagine using deaths for likes

  77. Son of Israel

    Damn, I had a good mood till I heard this...

  78. indian rider4

    Swallow the pain and live on

  79. limptera13

    i dont know if i should feel happy or depressed ive been listening to shinedown for 16 years....lol

    Daryn Rogers

    Happy! I wish I would have been listening to them for that long. But I'm only 19 haha

  80. Helen Flanagan

    Still sounds as good as the day it was released 😍

  81. Megan Alabran

    I love. This band

    Megan Alabran

    Omg I'm pretty sure my 8 year old wrote that!😁

  82. David Ransom

    Anyone else notice the rage against the machine album cover

  83. Travis Baker

    What ever happened to the young mans heart swallowed by pain

  84. Bazooka Llama Productions

    that moment when youre an experienced singer, but STILL cant sing ANY shinedown XD

  85. Jonas

    Das hier ist der "Ich komm von Knossis Stream" Button.

  86. Snaek

    Anybody listening to this during the decline of Byzantium, 1025 A.D. ?

    Connor Jones

    No but I'm listening during the death throes of the Holy Roman Empire.

    Snaek

    @Connor Jones neat bro. Say hello to the Emperor for me

    Ethevillager

    Nah mate, livin in the space age of 42069

  87. christian clark

    I saw a music reaction thats coming up and its this song so id figure id check it out for the first time myself as well

  88. Obama Doesn't Love Me No More

    Song sounds alot more f*cked up in 2019 than it did in 2006!😮💯

  89. Melissa Ruiz

    I love this song, the words are great...hate the video though

  90. DeFiiZe Gaming

    "The will to live will always outweigh the ability to die"

  91. Josh Abatecola

    just discovered these guys

  92. Michael Lockwood

    I think if we end up listening to the lyrics a clearly ends up stating a relationship that's going through a miscarriage

  93. NeoEvincar

    No one sent here from the Dresden Files?

  94. Logan G

    The gun... that killed Ma...

  95. Juan Espinoza

    3:17 the gun goes off...the gun...the gun that killed Ma

  96. Art Vandelay

    Shinegarden

  97. Andy Gardner

    Is this about killing your self?

  98. Felipe Ramirez

    Anyone else recognize the rage against machine symbol on the wall? In the beginning