Betty's a Bombshell
Grouplove Lyrics


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Betty's a bombshell, she just got paid
Crossing the street on passionate gates
Billy's a looker he's from upstate
He ran into Betty and he took her on a date
And it's a sunny day, we were goin', on a holiday
And it's okay, all that's left for me is glitter in our sleep
But don't you wait (don't you wait), for the faster you go will receive what you need
Oh oh oh

And Betty said "Billy why you makin' that face
Since you moved in you've been on a different page
You've been out of commotion, hiding in the kitchen
And Freddy came over and you couldn't even listen
It's a great escape from your heartache, it's your replay
It's a great escape from your heartache, it's your replay

And it's okay, all that's left for me is glitter it's our sleep
But don't you wait (don't you wait), for the faster you go you will receive what you need

It's okay, all that's left for me is glitter it's our sleep
But don't you wait (don't you wait), for the faster you go you will receive what you need

Uh uh uh

It's a sunny day, we were goin' on a holiday




It's a sunny day, we were goin' on a holiday
It's a, uh uh uh, holiday holiday

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Grouplove's "Betty's a Bombshell" tell a story about two people, Betty and Billy, who meet and go on a date. The upbeat melody paired with the use of imagery, such as "crossing the street on passionate gates" and "glitter in our sleep," creates a playful tone to the song. However, as the lyrics progress, Betty confronts Billy about his behavior since he moved in, saying, "You've been out of commotion, hiding in the kitchen." The chorus repeats the phrase, "It's okay, all that's left for me is glitter in our sleep, but don't you wait for the faster you go, you will receive what you need."


In essence, "Betty's a Bombshell" is a song about two people who connect but have different approaches to life. Betty seems to be living in the present, embracing the moment and enjoying life's little pleasures, while Billy appears to be stuck in the past and mired in heartache. The message of the song seems to be that everyone moves at their own pace, and it's important to embrace life's journey, even if it means taking a step back and enjoying the glitter in our sleep.


Line by Line Meaning

Betty's a bombshell, she just got paid
Betty is an attractive woman who has just received her paycheck


Crossing the street on passionate gates
Betty is walking down the street confidently and energetically


Billy's a looker he's from upstate
Billy is an attractive man from a region further north


He ran into Betty and he took her on a date
Billy coincidentally met Betty and asked her out on a date


And it's a sunny day, we were goin', on a holiday
The weather is nice and they are going on a trip for leisure


And it's okay, all that's left for me is glitter in our sleep
Life is good and the only thing left for them is to enjoy their dreams and memories


But don't you wait (don't you wait), for the faster you go will receive what you need
Don't hesitate or delay, for the faster you act the more likely you are to achieve your goals


And Betty said "Billy why you makin' that face
Betty notices a strange expression on Billy's face


Since you moved in you've been on a different page
Ever since Billy moved in, they seem to be disconnected or not on the same wavelength


You've been out of commotion, hiding in the kitchen
Billy has been avoiding the main activity or excitement, staying in the kitchen instead


And Freddy came over and you couldn't even listen
When their friend Freddy visited, Billy was not even paying attention


It's a great escape from your heartache, it's your replay
Billy is using the situation as a way to escape from his emotional pain and relive past experiences


It's a, uh uh uh, holiday holiday
They are continuing to enjoy their vacation and leisure time




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: ANDREW WESSEN, ANDREW MEKEAL WESSEN, CHRISTIAN ZUCCONI, CHRISTIAN TYLER ZUCCONI, HANNAH HOOPER, HANNAH BOLTON HOOPER, RYAN RABIN, SEAN GADD, SEAN ALEXANDER GADD

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