Giving Up the Gun Song Lyrics

Vampire Weekend

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album: Track 8 in album Contra
release date: 2010-1-11
popularity : 42 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
length: 4:47
producer: Rostam
lead vocals: Ezra Koenig
mixer: Justin Gerrish and Rostam
engineer: Shane Stoneback, Rostam and Justin Gerrish
guitars: Rostam
additional guest cello: Seth Rosenfeld
guest additional cello: Hamilton Berry
additional guest: Anne Donlon and Libby Gery
programming: Ezra Koenig
guest additional double bass: Nat Baldwin
assistant engineer: Fernando Lodeiro
additional guest frame drum: Jeff Curtin
composer: Ezra Koenig, Christopher Tomson, Chris Baio, Rostam
lyricist: Ezra Koenig
instrument arranger: Jesse Novak

Album Information

label: XL Recordings
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 634904042929
script: Latin

Cover Art

Vampire Weekend Contra cover art

Lyrics

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Burn beneath the rising sun
Its locked up like a trophy
Forgetting all the things it's done
And though it's been a long time
You're right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
But now you're giving up the gun

When I was 17
I had wrists like steel
And I felt complete
And now my body fades
Behind a brass charade
And I'm obsolete
But if the chance remains
Burn beneath the rising sun
Its locked up like a trophy
Forgetting all the things it's done
And though it's been a long time
You're right back where you started from
I see it in your eyes
But now you're giving up the gun

When I was 17
I had wrists like steel
And I felt complete
And now my body fades
Behind a brass charade
And I'm obsolete
But if the chance remains

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Horchata
  • 2 White Sky
  • 3 Holiday
  • 4 California English
  • 5 Taxi Cab
  • 6 Run
  • 7 Cousins
  • 8 Giving Up the Gun
  • 9 Diplomat’s Son
  • 10 I Think Ur a Contra