Gunfight

Artist: D.A.R.K.
Released on: Science Agrees (Track #3)
Duration: 3:17

LYRICS

  • CD VERSION

uuuuu-ah (dadadadadada)
uuuuu-ah
aaa-a-ah
ooo-a-ah

(Anything)
(Everything)
(Anything)

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Lost in your arms
You know I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Lost in your arms
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

People cost a lot (ta ta ta, ah)
People cost a lot
People got no soul (ta ta ta, ah)
People got no goal
People live and die (watching, watching, ah)
People they just cry
They can’t see the passion (ta ta ta, ah)
People cost a lot (people)

aaaa-aa-ah
aaaa-aa-ah
aaaaaah
o-a-a-aaah
a-a-aaah (it’s your life)

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Lost in your arms (a-a-ah)
You know I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Lost in your arms (a-a-ah)
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes (eeeh, a-a-ah)
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)

THE RAT RACE

Forward advances (a-a-ah)
Wealthy and handsome (a-a-ah)
I turn on the beat just (a-a-ah)
To study the dancers (a-a-ah)
Your eyes are a river (a-a-ah)
You blink and I shiver (a-a-ah)
I regret being clever
But it’s just dreams I deliver
Content with the knowledge (content with the knowledge)
That we dreamt it together (a-a-a-ah)
I loved you on paper (a-a-a-ah)
But never sent you the letter (a-a-a-ah)
Your eyes are a river (a-a-a-ah)
You blink and I shiver
I regret being clever (a-a-a-ah)
But it’s just dreams I deliver

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Lost in your arms
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die
It’s a gunfight

(There you go, there’s that)

(Yeah baby girl)


  • VINYL VERSION

uuuuu-ah (dadadadadada)
uuuuu-ah
aaa-a-ah
ooo-a-ah

(Anything)
(Everything)
(Anything)

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Is doing me harm
You know I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Is doing me harm
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

People cost a lot (ta ta ta, ah)
People cost a lot
People got no soul (ta ta ta, ah)
People got no goal
People live and die (watching, watching, ah)
People they just cry
They can’t see the passion (ta ta ta, ah)
People cost a lot (people)

aaaa-aa-ah
aaaa-aa-ah
aaaaaah
o-a-a-aaah
a-a-aaah (it’s your life)

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Is doing me harm (a-a-ah)
You know I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Is doing me harm (a-a-ah)
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes (eeeh, a-a-ah)
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die

No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)
No more war (a-a-ah)

THE RAT RACE

Forward advances (a-a-ah)
Wealthy and handsome (a-a-ah)
I turn on the beat just (a-a-ah)
To study the dancers (a-a-ah)
Your eyes are a river (a-a-ah)
You blink and I shiver (a-a-ah)
I regret being clever
But it’s just dreams I deliver
Content with the knowledge (content with the knowledge)
That we dreamt it together (a-a-a-ah)
I loved you on paper (a-a-a-ah)
But never sent you the letter (a-a-a-ah)
Your eyes are a river (a-a-a-ah)
You blink and I shiver
I regret being clever (a-a-a-ah)
But it’s just dreams I deliver

It’s a gunfight
Ring the alarm
This love life
Is doing me harm
You kow I can’t sleep
I remember your eyes
Hip to the fact that we’re all gonna die
It’s a gunfight

(There you go, there’s that)

(Yeah baby girl)

CREDIT INFORMATION

Written, performed and produced by Dolores O’ Riordan, Oleg Koretsky and Andy Rourke

MEANING

  • Official D.A.R.K. biography mentions that the song is about “loss of faith and dissatisfaction
  • In the English magazine “Classic Pop” issue of August/September 2016, Dolores revealed she “was a manic when [she] was recording Gunfight” as the song was taped under stressful circumstances (Dolores had spent three weeks in a psychiatric hospital trying different mediations for bipolar disorder). She explained “You’re very high and all of this stuff starts coming out of your mouth. You’re twitching and can’t sit down and are very afraid somebody’s going to hurt you. You’re paranoid all the time“.

NOTES

  • Retail CD’s and LP’s don’t have the same song. CD has the “lost in your arms” line when LP has “is doing me harm“.
  • The version of the song sent to journalists for the initial album release in May 2016 has the “is doing me harm” line.
  • 3rd song to be released before the release of the album and was available for download and streaming platform on July 20, 2016.
  • Lyrics on this page were transcribed by our team and aim to be the exact ones (even including all the la la la’s as much as possible) as official lyrics available in different album releases are most of the time incomplete and/or sometimes have mistakes.
  • Official lyrics (above photo) off the “Science Agrees” commercial CD, catalog number COOKCD642

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