Glory and Gore
Lorde Lyrics


There's a humming in the restless summer air
And we're slipping off the course that we prepared
But in all chaos, there is calculation
Dropping glasses just to hear them break
You've been drinking like the world was gonna end (it didn't)
Took a shiner from the fist of your best friend (go figure)
It's clear that someone's gotta go
We mean it, but I promise we're not mean

And the cry goes out (ha)
They lose their minds for us, and how it plays out (ha)
Now we're in the ring and we're coming for blood

(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But we're the gladiators (Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager (oh-oh)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're making headlines (Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But victory's contagious

Delicate in every way but one (the swordplay)
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun (the old way)
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
We let our battles choose us

And the cry goes out (ha oh)
They lose their minds for us and how it plays out (ha oh)
Now we're in the ring and we're coming for blood

(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But we're the gladiators (Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager (oh-oh)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're making headlines (Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But victory's contagious

No-one 'round here's good at keeping their eyes closed
The sun's starting to light up when we're walking home
Tired little laughs, gold lie promises,
We'll always win at this, I don't ever think about death
It's alright if you do, it's fine
We gladiate but I guess we're really fighting ourselves
Roughing up our minds so we're ready when the kill time comes
Wide awake in bed, words in my brain,
"Secretly you love this, do you even wanna go free?"
Let me in the ring, I'll show you what that big word means

(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But we're the gladiators (Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager (oh-oh)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're making headlines (Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us (oh-oh)
But victory's contagious

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ELLA MARIJA LA YELICH O'CONNOR, JOEL LITTLE

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Jhade Magsanay

There's a hummin' in the restless summer air
And we're slippin' off the course that we prepared
But in all chaos there is calculation
Droppin' glasses just to hear them break
You've been drinkin' like the world was gonna end (it didn't)
Took a shiner from the fist of your best friend (go figure)
It's clear that someone's gotta go
We mean it, but I promise we're not mean
And the cry goes out (Oh!)
They lose their minds for us
And how it plays out (Oh!)
Now we're in the ring, and we're coming for blood
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But we're the gladiators
(Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager
(Oh! Oh!)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're makin' headlines
(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But victory's contagious
Delicate in every way but one (the swordplay)
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun (the old ways)
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
We let our battles choose us
And the cry goes out (Oh!)
They lose their minds for us
And how it plays out (Oh!)
Now we're in the ring, and we're coming for blood
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But we're the gladiators
(Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager
(Oh! Oh!)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're makin' headlines
(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But victory's contagious
No-one 'round here's good at keepin' their eyes closed
The sun's startin' to light up when we're walking home
Tired little laughs, gold-lie promises
We'll always win at this, I don't ever think about death
It's alright if you do, it's fine
We gladiate, but I guess we're really fighting ourselves
Roughin' up our minds, so we're ready when the kill time comes
Wide awake in bed, words in my brain
"Secretly you love this, do you even wanna go free?"
Let me in the ring, I'll show you what that big word means
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But we're the gladiators
(Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a rager
(Oh! Oh!)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're makin' headlines
(Oh! Oh!)
You could try and take us
(Oh! Oh!)
But victory's contagious



All comments from YouTube:

mimi Maria

this is one of those songs that you'd likely skip in a playlist but truly it's a hidden gem in and of itself, especially the part in the middle <3 Lorde is seriously a genius when it comes to songwriting, I envy her writing skills

Owen Hein

Found it on a playlist that was playing songs recommended based on my play list

BDZ

Not me...chances are, this would be the MAIN reason i was listening to that particular playlist itf place!
😏

Daniel Bird

11a1111l1111ĺ

Janusz

@Rueben Llongoria like for real.. its my favorite from Lorde alltogether with couple another ones like Yellow Flicker Beat, Mood Ring, Sober II.

Rueben Llongoria

Who the hell skips this song?

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MissSerenity

Pure Heroine really is a fantastic album.

Valisive

@Jimmie Routledge lay off the weed, man. it's rotting your brain 😭

Jimmie Routledge

@Wanye Kest No meds needed. Awakening of the conscience happens only when right brain thought initiates. This can be achieved through meditation, proper nourishment of the pineal gland and living right. Sounds like the artists have possibly danced circles around your sleepy head, while the lyric found its way to the enlightened ones. My advice is not meds, but rather that the coffee you drink of a morning...Someday you will wake up to it's aroma, and then snide and negative comments will no longer be necessary for you. Peace to you

Wanye Kest

@Jimmie Routledge Forget to take your meds, Jimmie?

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