Vampire Weekend – I Think Ur A Contra

I’ve woken up thinking of this song almost every day for the past two weeks. It’s the purty, it really is… I still don’t know what a contra is though; and I don’t think they mean a member of the guerrilla force that opposed a left-wing government in Nicaragua. Maybe they just mean contradiction, or contradictory.

Vampire Weekend - Contra

I had a feeling once that you and I
Could tell each other everything for two months
But even without hope, with truth on our side
When you turn away from me, it’s not right

I think you’re a Contra
I think you’re a Contra
I think you’re a Contra
I think you’re a Contra

My revolution thoughts, you little lies of desire
I wanna trace ’em to the source and the wire
But it’s not useful now since we both made up our minds
You gonna watch out for yourself so will I

I think you’re Contra
I think that you lie
Don’t call me Contra
‘Til you’ve tried

You wanted good schools and friends with pools
You’re not a Contra
You wanted rock ‘n’ roll, complete control
Well, I don’t know

Never pick sides, never choose between two
But I just wanted you, I just wanted you
Said never pick sides, never choose between two
But I just wanted you, I just wanted you

I think you’re Contra
I think that you lie
Don’t call me Contra
‘Til you’ve tried.

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