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Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1) is the sixth single released by AURORA and the third single from the album "All My Demons Greeting Me As A Friend". It was written by AURORA and Odd Martin Skålnes and produced by Skålnes and Magnus Skylstad. The song has two versions, the acoustic was released with a music video on August 25, 2015 and the studio version was released officially worldwide along the acoustic on September 4, 2015.

The studio version is on the standard version of the album while the acoustic is on the deluxe version.

About the song Edit

AURORA uses song writing as therapy as a way of helping her face fears. The lyrics for this tune are penned from the victim's perspective: "He holds the gun against my head. I close my eyes, then bang! I'm dead." In this song she deals with the difficult things we must do to protect the people we love.

She said to the 405: "It's a tragic love story. Very tragic. The saddest thing is that he really loves her."[1]

Lyrics Edit

Studio version Edit

5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1

He holds the gun against my head
I close my eyes and bang, I am dead
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
And here I go

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he holds me tight

He did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
And here I go

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he cries and cries

He did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries

5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Ahahahah
Ahahahah
Ahahahah
Ahahahah
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1

The gun is gone
And so am I
And here I go

Acoustic version Edit

5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1

He holds the gun against my head
I close my eyes and bang, I am dead
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

And he holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he holds me tight

Oh, he did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries
I know he knows that he's killing me for mercy

And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
And here I go
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh

He holds my body in his arms
He didn't mean to do no harm
And he holds me tight

Oh, he did it all to spare me from
The awful things in life that comes
And he cries and cries

5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1
5, 4, 3, 2, 1

The gun is gone
And so am I
And here I go

Music Video Edit

A music video for the acoustic version was released on August 25, 2015. It was directed by Kenny McCracken.

AURORA - Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

AURORA - Murder Song (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Another music video for the studio version was published on October 11, 2016.
AURORA - Murder song (Alternative version)

AURORA - Murder song (Alternative version)

Audio (Studio version) Edit

AURORA - Murder Song (5,4,3,2,1) - Studio Version

AURORA - Murder Song (5,4,3,2,1) - Studio Version

References Edit

  1. https://www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/aurora-track-by-track-145