This is one of a few Aerosmith songs to deal with a heavy social issue. Vocalist and front man Steve Tyler said he came up with the title and melody of this song fairly easily. It however took nine months to finish the lyrics! Tyler was inspired by a Newsweek article on gunshot victims, he connected that topic with the theme of child abuse and incest to come up with Janie’s Got a Gun.
here’s Aerosmith with “Janie’s Got a Gun”