Lorde - Glory and Gore Lyrics

Lorde Pure Heroine cover art
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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
Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Tennis Court
  • 2 400 Lux
  • 3 Royals
  • 4 Ribs
  • 5 Buzzcut Season
  • 6 Team
  • 7 Glory and Gore
  • 8 Still Sane
  • 9 White Teeth Teens
  • 10 A World Alone


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
    writers: Joel Little
    album: Track 7 in album Pure Heroine
    release date: 2013-9-27
    popularity : 77 users have visited this page.
    genres: Pop
    styles: Synth-pop/Indie Pop
    length: 3:31
    producer: Joel Little
    lead vocals: Lorde
    mixer: Joel Little
    engineer: Joel Little
    instrument: Joel Little
    writer: Joel Little, Lorde
    Album Information
    label: Universal Music NZ
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 602537518982
    script: Latin