LOL...yes I know. But, some of us sleep better at night knowing that our castle is protected. As John Lennon once said: "Happiness is a warm gun"!
I always thought he was refering to a needle full of heroin. Bang bang, shoot shoot.
Songs are hard to judge by their titles. You're correct, the Beatles were refering to heroin.
Happiness is a Warm Gun Lyrics Meaning - Beatles Song Meanings
Another example is a song by Nirvana called "Rape Me" which has nothing to do with rape. It was about what he viewed as unfair treatment by the media. Especially in regards to a Vanity Fair article.
Lennon denied that the song had anything to do with drugs.
IMO, the following lyrics in the song makes it clear that it's about drugs.
"I need a fix cause I'm going down
Down to the abyss that I've left up town
I need a fix cause I'm going down"
The audience can always read anything they want into a song. Lennon denies that the song was about drugs.
"Happiness Is A Warm Gun was another one which was banned on the radio - they said it was about shooting up drugs. But they were advertising guns and I thought it was so crazy that I made a song out of it. It wasn't about 'H' at all."
Here's the magazine cover.
A lot has been read into this song but most of the lyrics and images were bits and pieces of things that were heard in conversations or read about in the papers. Lennon put all those pieces together in a bit of a collage and voila!
"She's well acquainted with the touch of a velvet hand" -- Refers to a woman who's husband was into fetishes and used a moleskin glove
"The man in the crowd with muticolored mirrors"-- about a soccer fan who put mirrors on his shoes to see up women's skirts
"While his hands are busy working overtime" --about a man who used false hands as a shoplifting technique
"A soap impression...donated to the National Trust" -- about people defecating on public land owned by the National Trust.
"Mother Supeior" -- a term of endearment John used for Yoko.
Its really not much more complicated than that.