Glamorous Indie Rock & Roll
The Killers Lyrics


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Glamorous
Indie rock'n'roll is what I want
It's in my soul, it's what I need
Indie rock'n'roll, it's time
Two of us
Flipping through a thrift store magazine
She plays the drums, I'm on tambourine
Bet your bottom dollar on me

It's indie rock'n'roll for me
It's indie rock'n'roll for me
It's all I need
It's indie rock'n'roll for me

In a clutch
I'm talking every word for all the boys
Electric girls with worn down toys
Make it up, break it up, what do you care
Oh what do you care?

I take my twist with a shout
A coffee shop with a cause, then I'll freak you out
No sex, no drugs, no rock, no roll

When it comes today

Stay if you wanna love me, stay
Oh don't be shy, let's cause a scene
Like lovers do on silver screens
Let's make it yeah, we'll cause a scene

It's indie rock'n'roll for me
It's indie rock'n'roll for me
It's all I need
It's indie rock'n'roll for me

In a clutch
I'm talking every word for all the boys
It's all I need
Make it up, break it up, what do you care
It's indie rock'n'roll for me

Two of us, flipping through a thrift store magazine
Indie rock'n'roll for me
It's all I need




Makin' up, breakin' up, what do you care?
It's indie rock'n'roll for me, ow

Overall Meaning

The Killers' "Glamorous Indie Rock and Roll" is a tribute to the indie scene, which they are part of. The song expresses the band's love for indie rock and roll music and its significance to them. They describe the kind of life that they enjoy living, one where they can easily get lost in the sound of their guitars and drums, and not care about anything else. It is all about the freedom, the rebellion, the passion, and the unity that the genre brings to music lovers who appreciate it.


The song also portrays how the band wants to make their presence known in the music industry. The lyrics ask for attention and encourage listeners to take note of them, urging people to place bets on them because they know that they will make it big. They are confident about their abilities and are not afraid to take chances, regardless of the risks. The chorus repeats that the indie rock and roll genre is all they need, and they will not compromise their values for anything.


In summary, the song is an expression of The Killers' love and loyalty to indie rock and roll, their desire to make it big in the music industry, and an invitation to embrace the genre's ethos of freedom, rebellion, and passion.


Line by Line Meaning

Glamorous
The singer finds indie rock and roll to be an attractive and stylish genre of music.


Indie rock'n'roll is what I want
The singer is expressing their desire for indie rock and roll music.


It's in my soul, it's what I need
The singer believes that indie rock and roll is an essential part of who they are.


Indie rock'n'roll, it's time
The artist believes that the time for indie rock and roll music is now.


Two of us Flipping through a thrift store magazine She plays the drums, I'm on tambourine Bet your bottom dollar on me
The artist and their friend are casually looking through a magazine, with the friend playing the drums and the artist playing the tambourine. The artist is confident in their abilities.


It's indie rock'n'roll for me It's all I need It's indie rock'n'roll for me
The singer reiterates their love for indie rock and roll music and how important it is to them.


In a clutch I'm talking every word for all the boys Electric girls with worn down toys Make it up, break it up, what do you care Oh what do you care?
The singer is speaking up for indie rock and roll as a genre, and is challenging those who don't think it matters. They acknowledge that indie rock and roll is often associated with people who are seen as outsiders, but they don't care what others think.


I take my twist with a shout A coffee shop with a cause, then I'll freak you out No sex, no drugs, no rock, no roll When it comes today
The artist enjoys the unconventional and exciting nature of indie rock and roll. They reference a coffee shop with a cause that excites them. They see indie rock and roll as different from other genres that may include sex, drugs, and rock and roll.


Stay if you wanna love me, stay Oh don't be shy, let's cause a scene Like lovers do on silver screens Let's make it yeah, we'll cause a scene
The artist is encouraging someone to stay with them and enjoy the excitement and drama of life together, like the characters in movies. They want to create a memorable moment together.


It's all I need Make it up, break it up, what do you care It's indie rock'n'roll for me
The artist reiterates that indie rock and roll is all they need and challenges those who don't appreciate it to leave them alone.


Two of us, flipping through a thrift store magazine Indie rock'n'roll for me It's all I need Makin' up, breakin' up, what do you care? It's indie rock'n'roll for me, ow
The singer and their friend continue to flip through a magazine, with the singer again expressing their love for indie rock and roll and challenging anyone who doesn't understand it.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Brandon Flowers, Dave Brent Keuning, Mark August Stoermer, Ronnie Jr. Vannucci

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