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Filter - Hey Man Nice Shot (High Quality)

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Published on Sep 28, 2012

Filter - Hey man nice shot with lyrics
Released - July 18th, 1995
Length - 5:18
Genre - Alternative metal/Industrial rock

The song, at first, was thought to be about Kurt Cobain who committed suicide in April 1994 but was later proven to be written about the January 22, 1987, public suicide of Pennsylvania state treasurer R. Budd Dwyer. Dwyer had been convicted on bribery charges in December 1986, and was expected to receive a massive sentence from U.S. District Court judge Malcolm Muir. Professing his innocence and decrying the legal system, Dwyer shot himself during a press conference with a .357 Magnum. A May 1996 interview with Filter in Addicted to Noise magazine and an official statement by the band confirmed this interpretation. Filter later gave the following statement:
The song 'Hey Man, Nice Shot' is a reaction to a well-documented public suicide, where the guy CLEARLY planted the gun in a manila envelope. Totally planned it. It is not a celebration or glorification of taking one's own life. The phrase 'hey man, nice shot' is a reference to the final act itself; which, was a damn good shot and an expression of guts and determination of a person standing up for what they believe is right, i.e. self-murder, public-style. We are extremely sensitive and respectful to the family and friends of Mr. Dwyer. We have both lost friends to suicide and felt nothing but sympathy and loss for the victims, and those involved in such a tragedy.

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