Gunfight

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

LYRICS

  • Lyrics from cd booklet

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

People cost a lot
People cost a lot
People got no soul
People got no goal
People live and die
People they just cry
They can’t see the passion
People cost a lot

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

No more war – No more war – No more war – No more war
No more war – No more war – No more war
The rat race!
Forward advances
Wealthy and handsome
I turn on the beat just
To study the dancers
Your eyes are a river
You blink and I shiver
I regret being clever but
It’s just dreams I deliver

Content with the knowledge
That we dreamt it together
I loved you on paper but
Never sent you the letter
Your eyes are a river
You blink and I shiver
I regret being clever 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

  • Lyrics transcribed by CW team – 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)

A-a-ah, a-a-ah, aaah
O-a-a-ah, 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)

  • Lyrics transcribed by CW team – 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)

A-a-ah, a-a-ah, aaah
O-a-a-ah, 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

  • Third song of D.A.R.K.’s debut album to be released.
  • Available for download and on streaming platform on July 20th, 2016.
  • It seems the version of the song sent to journalists for the initial album release in May 2016 slightly differs from that released officially on July 20th as the line “this love life is doing me harm” was replaced by “this love life, lost in your arms”.  The “demo” version that featured the “doing me harm” line was also that available from mid May in an extract on Shazam!
  • Retail CD’s and LP’s don’t have the same song. CD has the “lost in your arms” version when LP has “is doing me harm”.

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