Giving Up the Gun

Vampire Weekend

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album: Track 8 in album Contra
release date: 2010-1-11
popularity : 9 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): Germany
format: CD
barcode: 634904042929
script: Latin

Cover Art

Vampire Weekend Contra cover art

Lyrics

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Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
When I was 17
And I felt complete
Behind a brass charade
But if the chance remains
I cut the canons down
From all the rifle hits

Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
I heard you play guitar
Where skinheads used to fight
And your garbage style
You felt the coming wave
You said you wouldn't flinch
Since I saw you last

Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
I see you shining your way
Forgetting all the things its done
You’re right back where you started from
Now you’re giving up the gun
Go on go on go on

Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
When I was 17
And I felt complete
Behind a brass charade
But if the chance remains
I cut the canons down
From all the rifle hits

Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
I heard you play guitar
Where skinheads used to fight
And your garbage style
You felt the coming wave
You said you wouldn't flinch
Since I saw you last

Burn beneath the rising sun
Forgetting all the things it's done
You're right back where you started from
But now you're giving up the gun
I see you shining your way
Forgetting all the things its done
You’re right back where you started from
Now you’re giving up the gun
Go on go on go on

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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