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"Guns & Gold", also known as "Guns And Gold", is an unreleased song by Poppy. The song is an outtake from the "Bubblebath" EP.

Background

When a snippet of the song was first leaked, Titanic Sinclair claimed that the snippet was fake in a reply to a fan on Twitter, though most fans doubted this statement. An uploader could also receive a copyright warning from Island Records if the snippet was uploaded on YouTube.

Singer-songwriters Cat Pierce and Christian Langdon both helped co-write the song.

Theme

"Guns & Gold" is a slow song that includes instruments not common in Poppy's music, such as violin and piano. The song appears to be referencing Mars Argo's video titled "Everybody Wants It All", referring to Mars' gun in the video and her famous line, "Everybody wants it all".

Leak History

  • Early 2016 - A low-quality 17-second snippet was leaked on YouTube by an unknown person.
  • December 2nd, 2016 - The same snippet was leaked in higher quality on SoundCloud by user MichaelFoley.
  • August 9th, 2018 (early) - A short 20-second snippet of the second verse had been sent out to potential buyers of the song by Hauntedbymel.
  • August 9th, 2018 (later) - The full song was leaked on SoundCloud by the user That Poppy Archive.[1]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Are you gonna shape up?
It's coming up tomorrow
A mission's all they gave us, but you wanna follow
Running underneath the surface of a broken town
I can't breathe the air up there, I walk it underground

[Chorus]
Guns, gold and control
Scoopin' up more than you can hold
Everybody wants it all
Wake up, they're watching us fall
Seeing your life in a crystal ball
Everybody wants it all
Everybody wants it all
Woah-oah
Everybody wants it all

[Verse 2]
Can you buy the sky?
Or can you own the ocean?
Maybe when you die, you'll find a new devotion
Will you recognize it when you see it face-to-face?
Could you hold the weight of the world on your shoulder blade?

[Chorus]
Guns, gold and control
Scoopin' up more than you can hold
Everybody wants it all
Wake up, they're watching us fall
Seeing your life in a crystal ball
Everybody wants it all
Everybody wants it all
Everybody wants it all

[Bridge]
And when you have it all
Will you be happy then?
When will you have it all?
And when you have it all
Will you be happy then?
When will you have it all?

[Outro]
Guns, gold and control
Scoopin' up more than you can hold
Everybody wants it all

Wake up, they're watching us fall
Seeing your life in a crystal ball
Everybody wants it all
Everybody wants it all
Everybody wants it all

Audio

Poppy - Guns & Gold (Everybody Wants It All) FULL SONG

Poppy - Guns & Gold (Everybody Wants It All) FULL SONG

Trivia

  • This song's instrumental samples an unreleased song by Mars Argo, "Creepshow".
  • On October 19th, 2018, Poppy made an edit to the Genius song bio of "Guns & Gold", stating "This song was written in 2012".
    • Unlike other unreleased songs that she edited, she did not replace the bio with "This is not a Poppy song" or "This is not a song by Poppy".
  • The leaked version is most likely a demo, due to the original .mp3 file having "ruff" (likely an abbreviation for "rough demo") in the title.

References

  1. https://soundcloud.com/thatpoppyarchive/leak-poppy-guns-gold
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