VAMPIRE WEEKEND


Giving Up The Gun Lyrics

Your sword’s grown old and rusty
Burnt beneath the rising sun
It’s 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
That 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 remained
To see those better days
I’d cut the cannons down

My ears are blown to bits
From all the rifle hits
But I still crave that sound

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I heard you play guitar
Down at a seedy bar
Where skinheads used to fight

Your Tokugawa smile
And your garbage style
Used to save the night

You felt the coming wave
Told me we’d all be brave
You said you wouldn’t flinch

But in the years that passed
Since I saw you last
You haven’t moved an inch

CHORUS

I see you shine in your way
Go on, go on, go on

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Songwriter(s): Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig
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Meaning to "Giving Up The Gun" song text (2 meanings)
morise svenson 05/16/12,22:13
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its about losing sexual desire an libido as you age and giving up on joy because you have an erectile disfunction.
VampireWeekendFan 01/17/10,16:37
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This is the best song on Contra- bought the new album when it came out and it's another awesome set of tracks.
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