"Percussion Gun" as written by and Gregory Thomas Roberts Stephen Daniel Patterson....
Well, how do you do? A kiss on the cheek It's been a while So I'll just beg, borrow And steal all your time We'll call it dignified Well now it all seems to be cut and dry So I know which way to run You're tired my love, I feel the same Well, take it from me What else could you do? Ah where do you get off And how can I get there, too? All your time well call it dignify Well, now it all seems to be cut and dry So I know which way to run You're tired my love, I feel the same, ah You'll never come back My god, can't you see that? I know which way to run You're tired my love, I feel the same The Lebanon won't speak my name Well, everyone's saying rise and shine It might not be true romance is fine 'Cause I know which way to run You're tired my love, I feel the same The Lebanon won't speak my name We're leaving this we're jumping ship Ah, just give me a piece of mind 'cause I


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"Percussion Gun" as written by Gregory Thomas Roberts Stephen Daniel Patterson

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  • +4
    My InterpretationI believe the song is about bumping into the ex-girlfriend after a bad breakup. She didn't break if off very gracefully; she just left and talked badly about him to everyone. She thinks he still wants to be with her. Even though he still has feelings for her, he wouldn't want to continue - he's tired of trying too. He just wants an explanation. I listened to a couple versions of the song and believe I have all the lyrics - it was tough!

    Well how do you do?
    The kiss on the cheek
    It's been a while
    So I'll just beg, borrow
    and steal all your time
    We'll call it dignified
    Well now it all seems to be cut and dried
    So I know which way to run
    You're tired my love
    I feel the same

    Now take it from me
    What else could you do?
    Well, where do you get off
    And how can I get there, too?
    All your time we'll call it dignified
    Well now it all seems to be cut and dried
    So I know which way to run
    You're tired my love
    I feel the same

    You'll never come back
    My God, can't you see that
    I know which way to run?
    You're tired my love
    I feel the same
    The leather lung won't speak my name

    Well everyone see it rise and shine
    It might not be true and that's just fine
    Cause I know which way to run
    You're tired my love
    I feel the same
    The leather lung won't speak my name
    Now even rats would jump this ship
    Just give me some peace of mind
    Cause I...

    ("Leather lung" is someone who is loud and outspoken. Took me forever to figure that line out! For the longest time I thought he was saying "tried" also, but then I heard an acoustic version, and he's definitely saying "tired".)
    micomommieon October 31, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment"well crawl dignifed"

    i think he's saying "we'll call it dignified" instead.
    jenni adrenochrome.on July 04, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about former lovers that run into each other. One has gone on to achieve fame, and the other is saying that he knows the truth about how the person really is. Underneath all the veneer, she is just a child, as is he. Here's my translation of this terrific song.


    Well how do you do?
    A kiss on the cheek
    It's been a while
    So I'll just beg, borrow
    and steal all your time
    We'll call it dignified
    Well now it all seems to be cut and dried
    So I know which way you run
    You’re a child my love
    I feel the same

    Now take it from me
    What else could you do?
    Ah, where do you get off
    And how can I get there, too?
    At the time we called it dignified
    Well now it all seems to be cut and dried
    So I know which way you run
    You’re a child my love
    I feel the same

    You'll never come back
    My God, can't you see that
    I know which way you run?
    You're a child my love
    I feel the same
    The leather lung won't speak my name

    Now everyone can see you rise and shine
    It might not be true and that's just fine
    Cause I know which way you run
    You're a child my love
    I feel the same
    The leather lung won't speak my name
    Now even rats would jump this ship
    Just give me some peace of mind
    Cause I...
    tennischickon December 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentim not a fan of most indie music
    and i cant even identify wat i like about them
    but i like this song

    o yea
    and some of the lyrics r a little off
    BienPeempininNICEon May 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's "Now it all seems to be cut and dry", and then maybe "'Cause I know which way to run", but I'm not as sure about that part. But if so, then it's probably "So let them run, and speak my name". And then at the end, "Just give me some peace of mind, 'cause I..."
    LavenderIsGreenon May 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm pretty glad they finally added these lyrics, since i had NO idea what they were saying. :p
    lexuron May 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one that thinks the singer's voice borders on whiny? It's a little irritating, but the music is good. I liked it pretty well.
    keiskleiriana1on June 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso what's the song about?
    DTeeon July 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song's about fight club - it starts off with the brad pitt laugh from the movie - talks about dont 'speak my name' etc.
    pchristleon July 12, 2009   Link
  • 0
    My Interpretationhere's my attempt::

    "Well how do you do?"
    A kiss on the cheek
    "Hey, it's been a while"
    So I'll just beg, borrow
    and steal all your time
    We'll call you dignified
    Well not it all seems to be cold[cut?] and dry
    So I know which way you run
    You're tired my love,
    I feel the same, oh.

    Now take it from me,
    What else could you do?
    Now where do you get off?
    And how can I get there too?
    Oh, in time, we'll call you dignified
    But now it all seems to be cold and dry
    so I know which way you run
    You're [a child?]tired my love,
    I feel the same, oh.

    (Oooooh)
    We'll never come back
    God, can't you see?
    That I know which way you run
    You're tired my love, I feel the same,
    The loving[?] wrong won't speak my name, no!

    Oooooh Oooooooh oooooh ooooh
    Will everyone see you rise and shine?
    It might not be true, well this is fine,
    'Cause I know which way you run,
    You're tired my love, I feel the same,
    the [sounds like levenrong?] won't speak my name,
    Now even less, we'll jump this ship,
    Oh just give me some peace of mind
    Cause I...
    osugeroon July 22, 2009   Link

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