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Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 18 May 2013 09:40

GUNFIGHT

Here's a little story how the west was won
The white man came and took out everyone
They used dirty blankets and they used machine guns
And they didn't think twice about what they'd done

Here's a little story 'bout Kevin Bacon
He had a bunch of money but he got taken
He got a bunch of lawyers and he tried to sue
But Bernie looked him and said " Hey f*ck you."

Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose.
Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose.

Here's a little story about the congressmen
They bailed out all of their billionaire friends
You can blame Bush, or you can try to blame Obama
But you should've f*ckin' learned from your daddy or your mama

That you don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose.

Some fights just ain't fair
Some fights just ain't fair
No some fights just ain't fair
Ya' don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose!

Here's a little story about Tiananmen Square
The people rose up and said "Life ain't fair."
Now they're sweating in a shop making iPhones thin
If you stand in front of tanks, the tanks are gonna win!

Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose.
Don't bring a knife to a gunfight, you'll lose.

NO!

Edit: with help from a youtube poster and Tabitharees! Thank you!
Edit 8/5: I just fixed a couple small things so that they match the liner notes.
Last edited by rapscallion on 18 Oct 2013 18:29, edited 6 times in total.


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 18 May 2013 09:43

Based on the video below. I am missing that half line in the 3rd verse, so if anyone can get that, or if you hear something different than what i have, please let me know!


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 07 Jun 2013 10:06

This week was the 24th anniversary of the massacre at Tiananmen Square. Thanks SP for reminding me that I reap the benefits of that regime. It is too easy to ignore the human rights violations that continue in China. But we shouldn't. We can't continue to ignore it for simple economic reasons. We may need to ask ourselves, how much is a life worth?

I love these lyrics. This is the most political that I have heard SP be, though "Cancer" is close.


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Unread postby Rose » 07 Jun 2013 12:27

rapscallion wrote:I love these lyrics. This is the most political that I have heard SP be, though "Cancer" is close.


Agreed, I love political statements in music, the riptide video is by far my favorite because of that.


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 09 Jun 2013 16:00

Oh! Of course Riptide! Ha. Some lines in that song get under my skin, so i don't listen to it very often. "I won't get vaccinated" - Thanks for diminishing herd immunity! But the chorus is great, and i do love the video. It is great to do your own thing, and don't be judgemental, and all that good stuff, but at the same time you do have to think about how your actions impact other people, and that first verse really just irks me in that regard.

Aaaaanyway. Gunfight. Found this preview from last year.



Also, sorry about getting all preachy. I was in a weird mood. (more so than usual.) But this verse about Tiananmen Square is gold.


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Unread postby Tabitharees » 04 Jul 2013 10:22

I think it's "you stand in front of tanks/the tanks are gonna win!". The part about Tienanmen Square is very clearer and easier to hear in the album preview.


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 04 Jul 2013 10:37

Tabitharees wrote:I think it's "you stand in front of tanks/the tanks are gonna win!". The part about Tienanmen Square is very clearer and easier to hear in the album preview.

Oh! You are totally right! I am fixing it now.

And actually, if you have a moment to look at "Die to Save You," there is a line that I can't make out and it is driving me batty.


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Unread postby Cassie » 14 Jul 2013 21:27

This song is so "bouncy". If that makes sense. I'm not too crazy about all the effects on his voice on the recorded version, but like it sounds amaaaazing.


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Unread postby jls07 » 15 Jul 2013 15:35

I'm sure this has been said but im pretty sure this NEEDS to be the next single.


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Unread postby Cassie » 15 Jul 2013 23:48

jls07 wrote:I'm sure this has been said but im pretty sure this NEEDS to be the next single.

Yea...hmm idk. I can't get over the weird voice stuff. I like Die to Save You for that, or Walking Away...


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Unread postby Dana » 16 Jul 2013 06:27

Yea idk about as a single. I think walking away would be a better 2nd single.


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Unread postby Splasher » 16 Jul 2013 14:17

Dana wrote:Yea idk about as a single. I think walking away would be a better 2nd single.


I'd think Run would be the most obvious single wouldn't it? So bloody catchy and it's more pop-rock than hard-rock like TNGB which always does better on the radio (in Australia anyway - Maybe was played so much over here)


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Unread postby Dana » 16 Jul 2013 16:52

I think the 2nd one should be more rock since TNGB wasn't.


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Unread postby Cassie » 17 Jul 2013 07:38

Dana wrote:Yea idk about as a single. I think walking away would be a better 2nd single.

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Unread postby VTISHOME » 17 Sep 2013 07:32

:rock: i can rock out to this song all day long and sing and if im not singing it its stuck in my bran. i think i may have been singing it on the bus home the other day as it was blasting in my buds.



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Unread postby VTISHOME » 17 Sep 2013 07:42

rapscallion wrote:Based on the video below. I am missing that half line in the 3rd verse, so if anyone can get that, or if you hear something different than what i have, please let me know!



it is about how they the people that mack apple phones over sees and the cushions and when they stand up for what they wont they have no power. that's how i got it
as the meaning for the 3er vers



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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby Dana » 18 Sep 2013 13:55

Here's a little story of Tiananmen Square, the people rose up and said life aint fair, now they're sweating in the shops making iphones thin, you stand in front of tanks, the tanks are gonna win.

It's about the protests at Tiananmen Square in China


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 22 Sep 2013 07:40

Haha. Yeah. I was trying to figure out "they bailed out all of their billionaire friends" but that was before the cd was released, so I was doing it from the live versions. I kinda jumped the gun on posting lyrics before the liner notes were out.... But it was so fun!


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Unread postby angelbear425 » 06 Oct 2013 14:39

I have to say that I like this song much better live than on the CD.


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Re: Gunfight

Unread postby rapscallion » 09 Oct 2013 04:20

angelbear425 wrote:I have to say that I like this song much better live than on the CD.

Agreed. All those effects on the vocals? :ugh:


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