Here is a link to the song:

The second line of the second verse is, according to the internet and my own ears:

We're the shaking gun in a service station line

You can hear it in the video at 50 seconds in.

I've never been able to understand this line. According to dictionary.com a "service station" is just a gas station or similar establishment. I don't see any relationship to guns there. Is there another meaning to one or more of these words- or perhaps an idiom somewhere- that I'm just missing? Or a reference to some cultural or historic event?


The image this gives me is of the gun-shaped gas nozzle being shaken to get out the last few drops of gas (aka "petrol") as someone is filling their tank --maybe to the annoyance of the person waiting.

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