Under the Gun

The Sisters of Mercy

About Under the Gun

Under The Gun is a song by The Sisters of Mercy from their album A Slight Case of Overbombing: Greatest Hits Vol.1. The single reached no. 19 on the UK Singles Chart. The song was co-written by Andrew Eldritch, Billie Hughes, and Roxanne Seeman, co-produced by Andrew Eldritch and Billie Hughes and mostly is a cover of "Two Worlds Apart", a song written by Hughes and Seeman and released (only in Japan) on Hughes' album Welcome to the Edge. "Under The Gun" featured Terri Nunn on vocals. Additional production was credited to Ian Stanley. 


109 Views
Playlists:
#1

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer

You don't have to say you're sorry
To look on further down the line
Into the sun
Too close at heaven
Love is fine
But you can't hold it like a...

Two worlds apart two together
Into that good night kiss away
One takes the hard, one the other
Kiss away

Are you living for love?
Are you living for love?
When the road gets too tough
Is your love strong enough?

Are you living?
Are you living for love?
Are you living for love?
Are you living?
Are you living for love?
Are you living for love?

Do you feel your head is full of thunder?
Questions never end?
Empty nights alone?
No wonder
It all comes back again

Are you living for love?
Are you living for love?
I've been under the gun
I've lost and I've won
Are you living for love?
Are you living for love?
I've been under the gun
I've lost and I've won

(two, three, four)

Forget the many steps to heaven
It never happened and it ain't so hard
Happiness is a loaded weapon and a
Short cut is better by far
Explosive bolts, ten thousand volts
At a million miles an hour
Abrasive wheels and molten metals
It's a semi-automatic, get in the car
Corrosive heart and frozen heat
  
We're worlds apart where we could meet

Where the street fold round and the motors start
And the idiot wields the power
Where the chosen hold the highest card
On the field of honour where the ground is hard
So the highest hand is joking wild
And the house soon fold and no one stand
I put my finger on and dialled
The tower, the moon, the gun and
Nine nine nine, singer down
Cloudburst and all around
The first are last, the blessed get wired
The best is yet to come
I put my finger on and fired
Heat-seeking, out of the sun
You can set the controls for the heart or the knees
And the meek'll inherit what they damn well please
Get ahead, go figure, go ahead and pull the trigger
Everything under the gun

 Watch: New Singing Lesson Videos Can Make Anyone A Great Singer


The Sisters of Mercy

The Sisters of Mercy are an English rock band that formed in 1980. After achieving early underground fame in UK, the band had their commercial breakthrough in mid-1980s and sustained it until the early 1990s, when they stopped releasing new recorded output in protest against their record company. Currently, the band is a touring outfit only. more »

FAVORITE (2 fans)


Genre:
Style:

Written by: ROXANNE SEEMAN, BILLIE HUGHES, ANDREW ELDRITCH

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Under the Gun Lyrics with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Under the Gun Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 31 Jul 2021. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/30484716/The+Sisters+of+Mercy>.

    Missing lyrics by The Sisters of Mercy?

    Know any other songs by The Sisters of Mercy? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Under the Gun

    565.9K
    4,792     94

    Browse Lyrics.com

    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Songs

    »

    Quiz

    Are you a music master?

    »
    The song "Adore You" is performed by?
    • A. Shawn Mendes
    • B. Harry Styles
    • C. Billie Eilish
    • D. Justin Bieber

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    The Sisters of Mercy tracks

    On Radio Right Now

    Loading...

    Powered by OnRad.io


    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!

    Movies in which is played

    Under the Gun

    »