Roll The Credits
Peter Bjorn and John Lyrics


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Let's take the easy way out,
Let's move away for good,
Let's pull the curtains down and leave.
It's between me and her now,
Can't separate at all,
Let's put the cards back in the sleeve.

She's stepping on my shoes
And I couldn't want it more
That way I always know she's close
She's like a big orchestra




Playing my tiny tune
Let's pull the curtains down and leave

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Peter Bjorn and John's song Roll The Credits seem to explore a sense of escapism, with the singer urging someone to take the easy way out and move away for good. The repetition of the line "let's pull the curtains down and leave" emphasizes this desire to escape or hide away from the world. The reference to putting the cards back in the sleeve suggests a desire to keep things hidden or secretive.


The line "it's between me and her now, can't separate at all" hints at a deep connection between two people that cannot be broken. The singer is willing to let go of everything else in order to hold on to this bond. The image of someone stepping on the singer's shoes is a metaphor for how intertwined they are, as if they are dancing together and moving as one.


The metaphor of a big orchestra playing the singer's tiny tune further emphasizes this idea of being swept up in something larger than oneself. The desire to keep the curtains down and escape into this world with another person is strong, even as the song fades out with the repeated line "let's pull the curtains down and leave."


Line by Line Meaning

Let's take the easy way out,
Let's avoid any difficult decisions or actions.


Let's move away for good,
Let's permanently leave this situation or place.


Let's pull the curtains down and leave.
Let's put an end to this situation or relationship and move on.


It's between me and her now,
This matter is only for me and her to resolve or understand.


Can't separate at all,
It's impossible to break apart or distance ourselves from each other.


Let's put the cards back in the sleeve.
Let's conceal our true intentions or emotions from others.


She's stepping on my shoes
She's asserting control over me or my situation.


And I couldn't want it more
And I am willing to accept it or even desire it.


That way I always know she's close
That way I can feel her presence or influence in my life at all times.


She's like a big orchestra
She has a powerful and complex impact on my life.


Playing my tiny tune
Despite her grand influence, she is still following my lead or affectable by me in some way.


Let's pull the curtains down and leave
Let's end this situation or relationship and move on, once again emphasizing this sentiment.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JOHN ERIKSSON, PETER MOREN, BJ�RN YTTLING

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Let's take the easy way out,
Let's move away for good,
Let's pull the curtains down and leave.
It's between me and her now,
Can't separate at all,
Let's put the cards back in the sleeve.

She's stepping on my shoes
And I couldn't want it more
That way I always know she's close
She's like a big orchestra
Playing my tiny tune
Let's pull the curtains down and leave



All comments from YouTube:

@torabisu420

Even after hitting 30, it still pulls the same feelings as it did back then. When I need it most.

@spankymccloud

"There will never be an album like Writer's Block". A friend of mine told me this as we we're riding our bikes home one summer night back in middle school.

@pixie4368

this song gives me goosebumps every time i hear it

@rochellevenecia3365

Its the most romantic song ever written. Period.

@dewarenjana3426

Agree

@collinmc90

One of my favorite memories is driving home from a musical festival and blasting this in my van. Kind of tacky I know but it was amazing.

@skyhigh_butterfly

Not tacky at all. It's these moments that make life special.

@ColonelNegative

Collin that isn't tacky at all. It's your life and this is the soundtrack to it.

@CELERYLAWN

Thank you all and thank us. This one truly changed my life and all of this truly did change my life.

@chileab79

This is probably the best song ever

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