Gun Has No Trigger Lyrics

by The Dirty Projectors

If you had looked, you might have just seen them
Stretched in the background
Youd see the oceans swell
And the mountains shook

Youd see a million colors
If you really looked
Now quick the night draws near
Her curtain spreads quicker
The safetys off

But the gun has no trigger.
If you had looked, youd be no ones coward
Distance, justice, power
Youd glimpse the password

You wouldnt need the book
Youd own both slave and master
If you just had looked
But now the banks all closed

And nothing gets bigger
The crowd will yell
But the gun has no trigger.
If you had looked, you might reconsider

Or just maybe you already have
They watch you sleeping
You watch their garbage cook
Youd weep a bowl of tears
If you had looked

But now the gate comes down
The pangs are growing dimmer
You hold a gun to your head
But the gun has no trigger