Gun

Album: The Bones of What You Believe (2013)
Charted: 55

Songfacts®:

  • Chvrches are a Scottish Electropop band consisting of lead singer Lauren Mayberry, guitarist Iain Cook and keyboardist Martin Doherty. The band name has no religious connotation and they inserted a Roman "v" in order to avoid confusion with actual churches on internet searches.
  • On the face of it, Mayberry appears to be taking aim at a former lover:

    "You had better run from me
    With everything you own
    Cause I am gonna come for you
    With all that I have
    I am gonna break you down
    To tiny, tiny parts"

    However the Scottish singer denied this is the case. "A lot of people think 'Gun' is about a relationship, but it's not," she told Consequence of Sound. "But I think that's the great thing about it. What they meant to me isn't what they'll mean to all when they hear them."
  • Mayberry told NME regarding the song's bitter and violent imagery: "We're not really in the business of writing summery pop songs. They're great when you get a good one, but I'd never want to write 'La la la, I love you' pop songs."

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