Bulletproof
La Roux Lyrics


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Been there, done that, messed around
I'm having fun, don't put me down
I'll never let you sweep me off my feet

I won't let you in again
The messages I've tried to send
My information's just not going in
Burning bridges shore to shore
I break away from something more
I'm not turned on to love until it's cheap

Been there, done that, messed around
I'm having fun, don't put me down
I'll never let you sweep me off my feet

This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof
This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof

I won't let you turn around
And tell me now I'm much too proud
To walk away from something when it's dead

Do, do, do your dirty words
Come out to play when you are hurt
There's certain things that should be left unsaid

Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch
Yeah, life's too short for me to stop
Oh, baby, your time is running out

I won't let you turn around
And tell me now I'm much too proud
All you do is fill me up with doubt

This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof
This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof

This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof
This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof

This time
I'll be
Bulletproof
This time
I'll be
Bulletproof

This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof
This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof

This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof




This time, baby, I'll be
Bulletproof

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to La Roux's "Bulletproof" show the resolve of someone who has been hurt and is determined not to let it happen again. The repeated mantra "been there, done that, messed around" emphasizes the singer's experience and suggests that they are no longer willing to tolerate being mistreated or taken advantage of. The singer acknowledges that they are currently having fun, but this enjoyment does not mean they are willing to compromise their boundaries or let their guard down for someone who has hurt them before. They are determined to remain "bulletproof," impervious to any attempts to hurt them again.


The lines "I won't let you turn around / And tell me now I'm much too proud" reveal that the singer has likely been accused of being too prideful or stubborn in the past. However, they see this as a strength rather than a weakness and are willing to walk away from anything that is not working for them. The reference to "dirty words" suggests that the person they are addressing may resort to insults or name-calling when they are hurt or feeling vulnerable, but the singer is not willing to engage in that kind of behavior. Overall, the lyrics demonstrate the singer's resolve to protect themselves and maintain their own sense of self-worth.


Line by Line Meaning

Been there, done that, messed around
I have had experience in love and relationships, some good and some bad


I'm having fun, don't put me down
I am enjoying myself, don't criticize or judge me for it


I'll never let you sweep me off my feet
I won't let anyone be so charming that they completely win me over and control me


I won't let you in again
I won't give someone who has hurt me before another chance to hurt me again


The messages I've tried to send
I have tried to communicate my feelings, but they have not been received or understood


My information's just not going in
My attempts to make myself heard or understood are failing


Burning bridges shore to shore
I am cutting ties and walking away from things and people that no longer serve me


I break away from something more
I am leaving something behind, even though it may have seemed like it was significant or important at some point


I'm not turned on to love until it's cheap
I don't become invested in a romantic relationship until I feel like it's not a risk or a sacrifice


This time, baby, I'll be Bulletproof
I am determined to be strong and not let anyone hurt me or get the best of me again


I won't let you turn around
I won't allow someone to change their story or manipulate me


And tell me now I'm much too proud
Don't tell me I'm too stubborn or arrogant for standing up for myself


To walk away from something when it's dead
I won't cling to something that is no longer working or alive


Do, do, do your dirty words
Don't say hurtful things to me


Come out to play when you are hurt
Don't lash out or try to hurt me because you are hurting


There's certain things that should be left unsaid
Some things are better left unsaid, especially if they are hurtful or damaging


Tick, tick, tick, tick on the watch
Time is ticking, and life is too short to waste on things that don't matter


Yeah, life's too short for me to stop
I won't waste my time on things that don't matter or things that are a waste of my energy


Oh, baby, your time is running out
Time is running out for you to treat me right and respect me


All you do is fill me up with doubt
I am constantly doubting myself because of your actions and how you treat me




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Eleanor Jackson, Benedict Langmaid

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Comments from YouTube:

@someczechguy

This was ahead of its time

@impulsivetwat4728

Still is.

@brandonhill2183

Or behind. As it would fit perfectly in the mid 80's

@Zesrii

no its not, it's synthpop... which basically hit its prime in the 80s

@Supa-SubscribeNoficantionsLike

well her music is

@NeroIsBack2

@@Zesrii Well you're right it's synthpop which is basically based to the 80s but her looking is
futuristic and the combination of both parts is the reason why it still is ahead of it's time

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@rtlthemusician5598

Fun fact, this wasn’t in your recommendations, you searched for it

@erikerik4391

Wrong

@TheMariana2115

It was in my recommendations.

@phancypahnts

Actually, I never heard this song before, it was 100% in my recommendations... Weird because I was 23 when this came out, and really would have liked it back then.

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