Giving Up the Gun Song Lyrics

Vampire Weekend

Vampire Weekend Contra cover art
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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

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


  • credits


    album: Track 8 in album Contra
    release date: 2010-1-11
    popularity : 76 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