We are looking for a song (artist and title).

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Other (independently solvable) puzzles of this type: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.


As figured out by both Lanny Strack and Rand al'Thor,

The image depicts five flags (American Samoa, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mozambique and Sri Lanka), with different types of weapons removed.

Combined with the title, the song must be

"Disarm" by The Smashing Pumpkins, which contains the line "disarm you with a smile".

Also, as noticed by Stiv,

The Smashing Pumpkins' logo is drawn in the four corners of Sri Lanka's flag.

  • $\begingroup$ Well done, this is correct. By the way, I did include a hint for the band name in one of the flags... $\endgroup$ – sarsaparilla Mar 9 '20 at 13:19
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    $\begingroup$ Nice... Also rot13(Purpx bhg gur flzoby va gur pbearef bs gur qentba frpgvba bs gur Fev Ynaxn synt - vg'f n Fznfuvat Chzcxvaf ybtb...) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Mar 9 '20 at 13:24
  • $\begingroup$ @Stiv Added, thanks! $\endgroup$ – Jafe Mar 9 '20 at 14:39

How about:

As all of the weapons are removed from the flags (of American Samoa, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mozambique, and Sri Lanka) --- 'Knives Out' by Radiohead.


Another generic word meaning 'weapons' (of all types) more likely to be found in a song title is 'arms'. There are several songs which seem apt for the solution, including:
'Farewell to Arms', by Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
'Arms Out', by Curve
'Empty Arms', by Stevie Ray Vaughan
'Open Arms', by Journey

  • $\begingroup$ Wow, beat me by 7 seconds :-) Have a +1, but I'm not sure if your song answer is correct as they're not all knives. (Not that I've done any better on the song, of course!) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 9 '20 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ Yeah, I'm not sure, either. Also, my answer doesn't tie in to the puzzle title, either. $\endgroup$ – Lanny Strack Mar 9 '20 at 10:08
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    $\begingroup$ rot13("Qvfnez" ol Gur Fznfuvat Chzcxvaf npghnyyl pbagnvaf gur jbeqf "jvgu n fzvyr".) $\endgroup$ – Jafe Mar 9 '20 at 12:46
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe: You've got the right answer. Go ahead and post it and get the credit. I'm OK with that. $\endgroup$ – Lanny Strack Mar 9 '20 at 12:58
  • $\begingroup$ @LannyStrack Alright, I posted a separate answer. $\endgroup$ – Jafe Mar 9 '20 at 13:02

These flags are for

countries which have weapons in their national flags, but with the weapons removed.


American Samoa without the spear, Bolivia without the spears/guns, Guatemala without the gun, Mozambique without the gun, Sri Lanka without the sword.

So the song must be

Something about "without weapons" or "without guns and spears"? (I don't know many modern songs.)


Like Lanny Strack and Rand al'Thor already stated..

They are flags(American Samoa, Bolivia, Guatemala, Mozambique and Sri Lanka) with the weapons removed.

So, based on that...

I think the answer might be The Beatles - Happiness is a warm gun

More reasoning:

You've written "with a smile" on the second part of the title, which makes me think of happiness. And also, to notice, these are all 'tropical' countries and this fits the warm part of the title of the song.


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