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Pistols At Dawn

Kasabian performing Pistols At Dawn in Lille on 28 February 2012

Pistols At Dawn was written by Sergio Pizzorno and released as a b-side to Days Are Forgotten.

BackgroundEdit

Written together with most of the album tracks, Pistols At Dawn was eventually left off Velociraptor!, despite Tom fighting to have it included, because it was deemed too long and didn't fit.[1]

The song was featured on the international version of the Avengers Assemble soundtrack in 2012.[2]

LiveEdit

Pistols At Dawn was debuted in Lille on 28 February 2012 and has been performed live four times in early 2012, with guitar technician Dave White joining the band on a third guitar.

QuotesEdit

"We had to drop a tune called 'Pistols At Dawn', which was my favourite, and I'm screaming at Serge at three in the morning going, 'Fucking no way, it's going on there!' And he's like, 'Listen, man, chill the fuck out. We've got 12 songs and this song's about eight minutes too long.' 'Nah, man, I fucking don't care, it's getting on there!' But that's healthy, you know, that's good, that heated discussion. I was like, I'm taking it to war, something stupid like that; I'm taking the Velociraptor to war!"
— Tom (Rolling Stone Australia, December 2011)

ReleasesEdit

Albums

Singles / EPs

LyricsEdit

Pistols

Pistols At Dawn lyrics written by Tom

I'm the smoke
Behind the screen
Astronaut in a limousine

Barbiturates
Amphetamines
Put taxidermy in your magazines

The mutiny
Amongst the thieves
All the cards hiding up my sleeves

Bandages
On strippers' thighs
Tell the jury you're an animal

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
This aggravation is heavy duty

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
You got to slow down and see the beauty

Straighten up
Take your pills
Nurse is watching so forget your thrills

Plastic limbs
Antidotes
Now you see it was all a hoax

Micro chips
Inside your ears
Tapping into your inner fears

Lousy kids
Weekend sick
Beaten up with the ugly stick

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
This aggravation is heavy duty

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
You got to slow down and see the beauty

Oh temper temper merci
Resorting to violence if you disagree
Oh the rhythm, the rhythm is slow
Have to admit you're the star of the show

Oh temper temper merci
Sitting there laughing it's now that you see
All the visions, the visions are black
Says on your gravestone you're not coming back

I'm a spook
A mockingbird
The filthy joke that you overheard

So here's the squeeze
I am you
You always thought but you never knew

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
This aggravation is heavy duty

Best laid plans can wait
Don't need them now
You got to slow down and see the beauty

ReferencesEdit

  1. Rolling Stone Australia, December 2011
  2. The Avengers (soundtrack)

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