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NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:05 am
by Generic
Pistols at Dawn
by Jon Eric

This bed's a battleground
Our house is upside-down
My mouth a gunshot wound
Landmines in every room

Time was, you couldn’t help but hold me
Nothing could keep us apart

(chorus)
Everything you say to me
Becomes some kind of machinery
That I fall upon
Every night we're trading intimate
Injuries so why can’t we admit
What our words become

Pistols at dawn

Your shadow at the door
The looming fog or war
Impassive steely stare
That icy whoosh of air

Lately I just can't help but hurt you
I keep on breaking your heart

(chorus)

Some creepy masquerade
Big spinning disco ball
A freshly polished blade
That's hanging on the bedroom wall

Somebody called your bluff
That measured eerie calm
An oiled leather glove
That smells of Scotch and Tiger Balm

Your flushed and ringing ears
This empty fifth of gin
Big crocodile tears
The world's smallest violin

(Chorus)
Pistols at Dawn (x7)

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:49 am
by Adam!
Pistols At Dawn
by Max Bombast

I came riding into town
On the trail I was hunting down
A bounty worth a thousand pounds of gold

I stepped into the old saloon
And saw my mark whom I presume
Must be a cowboy near a century old

and I said
Put 'em up to the sky
The wanted sign said dead or alive
And I know which one I'd choose
If I were you

The ancient rider looked through me
With milky eyes that did not see
And said only a showdown will settle this

I said
Then I'll meet you at high noon
Right out front of this saloon
And we'll see who is quick and who is dead

He said
By noon I'll be on my way to bed
Look at me man, I am almost dead
If I gotta go make it pistols at dawn

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:52 am
by furrypedro
Balance Lost (shadow)

I said a few bad things
That couldn't be withdrawn
I glove-slapped the wrong guy
Now it's pistols at dawn
Why do I have to get up?
Do I have to rise so soon?
What is the rush?
What's wrong with pistols at noon?

Too late to run away
To live again, I say
Today I'll face my fate in vein

A different way to play
Than I've become so used to
It's still the game of love
But when did it become so cruel?
Why do I have to get up?
Do I have to rise so soon?
What is the rush?
What's wrong with pistols at noon?

B-b-b-ba B-b-b-ba woohoo etc.

Too late to run away
To live again, I say
I lost the duel within my brain
Too late to run away
To live again, I say
Today I'll face my fate in vein

I said a few bad things
That couldn't be withdrawn
I glove-slapped the wrong guy
Now it's pistols at dawn

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:40 am
by vowlvom
Vom Vorton (shadow)

you’ve had it up to here
with the kid from down the lane
he’s been messing up your yard
he’s been calling you names
he’s been fucking up your shit
along with his little brother
but that doesn’t give you reason
to take it out on their mother

I know her kids have been
trespassing on your lawn
but please don’t point your
pistols at Dawn

the guns may get results
but do I really need to mention
that the threat of violence
will only lead to more tension?
they’re a bit hyperactive
a little highly strung
don’t they remind you of yourself
when you were only young?

I know her kids have been
trespassing on your lawn
but please don’t point your
pistols at Dawn

let’s all sit down
and talk this over
they’re restless kids
you’re a disgruntled loner
surely you can find
some common ground
other than the ground that’s in dispute:
some other place for these kids mess around

I know her kids have been
trespassing on your lawn
but please don’t point your
pistols at Dawn
I know her kids have been
trespassing on your lawn
but please don’t point your
pistols at Dawn

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:51 am
by seemanski
See-Man-Ski (Shadow)

always callus and withheld
doing anything just to save yourself
pay no mind to the victim of your crime
she's a worthless human being
who serves no purpose in your eyes

but we all know what you did
and we won't let you get away with it

CHORUS

don't point your pistols at Dawn
she's been working for your happiness
and yours alone

don't point your pistols at Dawn
she may crave attention
but she's done nothing wrong

but you keep, setting aim
and you'll never take the blame

don't point your pistols at Dawn
when the fault in this crisis
lies with you all along

V2

I can't sleep at night
thinking of the suffering
brought on by fight or flight
nobody should feel trapped in their own home
to afraid to ask for help
never getting past the dial tone

and she's aware that all hope has gone
but this love in her heart keeps her going on

CHORUS

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 5:10 pm
by crumpart
Pistols at Dawn - Hot Pink Halo

***

It's Saturday evening
In early springtime
With our feet on the road and our
Heads in the sky line
We wind through the back lanes in
Our only suits as the
Man up ahead calls out "stop"
And he shoots

And I'm gone with a glance
Thinking of you on my way to
The dance

We whirl round the room
Our heads filled with stars
Keeping the rhythm of
Our beating hearts
I pulled you close to me and we
Held our heads high
Stopped, hesitated then we
Stepped to the line

And I'm gone, took my chance
Thinking of you on my way to
The dance

I looked down the barrel
Under cover of night
My mind's eye stepped backwards
As he lined up the sights
We marched over fields
And into the dawn
We spun soft and light
When the pistols were drawn

And I'm gone, took my chance
Thinking of you on my way to
The dance
And I'm gone, time's askance
Thinking of you on my way to
The dance

And I'm gone
Gone
The moment it shifted while we
Danced to the song
And I'm gone
Gone
We stepped to the side and then
Time moved along
And I'm gone

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:03 pm
by truth
Pistols at Dawn
by Cavedwellers

Imagine a world where a poorly picked word
Would send gentlemen to a frenzy
The rush to react, to demand satisfaction,
Blood redder than Cardinal Arinze
Say what you dare, but you learn to be careful
Preserving yourself for the future
‘Cause it sure ain’t nice to pay such a price
When escaping still means a suture
But who is to care who agrees
When freely we may let fly all of those clattering keys?

In the old days men drew pistols at dawn
But now crowds doxx and destroy you
They’ll ransack your world with the world looking on
And blaming, and shaming, and boy who
Wouldn't take pistols at dawn!

The founders wrote clauses of justice by laws
But now we’re ruled by online disapproval
The ire of strangers is clear present danger
Multiplied by the bots and rubles
The wrath of the mob may well make hearts throb
More powerfully than teenage longing
For fighting or flighting is far more exciting
And anger and fear set bells bonging
And if they don’t like what you said
You must disappear or at least must appear to play dead

In the old days men drew pistols at dawn
But now crowds doxx and destroy you
They’ll ransack your world with the world looking on
And blaming, and shaming, and boy who
Wouldn't take pistols at dawn!

Murder is easier than building a reputation
A lifetime to build and an hour for assassination

Innocent, guilty, or gray may be true
But there is no recourse when discourse demands that you’re through

In the old days men drew pistols at dawn
But now crowds doxx and destroy you
They’ll ransack your world with the world looking on
And blaming, and shaming, and boy who
Wouldn't take pistols at dawn!

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Sun Jun 28, 2020 9:06 pm
by grumpymike
we’ve come to an impasse
the only place that we agree is that this can’t last

there is no other way
when neither of us hears what the other has to say


bring your pistol at dawn
meet me at the capitol lawn
you’ve insulted my reason
with the ideas you profess

bring your pistol at dawn
i’m done with discussion
i can’t persuade someone so wrong
without


this isn’t my first preference
i’d prefer you confess your astounding misconception
because that won’t happen on my side, no no
and stalemate is a nonstarter compromise

if i cock my head you might make more sense
but i’d rather cock my gun than concede you have an argument

Re: NUR EIN XV - Pistols at Dawn

Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:54 am
by sailingmagpie
Pistols at Dawn by The Serviettes

This rudderless boat has finally hit land
Salt on our lips
The waves cascade upon the sand
The sun in the sky obscured by rain clouds up above
It's an omen
For our love

Now rations ran dry several weeks ago
Mutiny revealed itself simmering below
The facade of our normality
But now that's gone
The only way that this will end is
Pistols at dawn

No need to drop the anchor
We won't be coming back
As soon as we disembarked you viciously attacked
Your words felt like a rapier plunged into my breast
Choose your weapons well
For pistols at dawn
Pistols at dawn
Pistols at dawn
Pistols at dawn

Our cursed vessel has finally run aground
Recriminations and excuses abound
But in the end the rocks below the water did us in
I guess loving you
Was my cardinal sin