Glory and Gore Lyrics


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, SONGS MUSIC PUBLISHING
writers: Joel Little
album: Track 7 in album Pure Heroine
release date: 2013-9-27
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Pop
styles: Synth-pop/Indie Pop
length: 3:31
producer: Joel Little
lead vocals: Ella Yelich O'Connor
mixer: Joel Little
engineer: Joel Little
instrument: Joel Little
writer: Joel Little, Ella Yelich O'Connor

Cover Art

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
Drop them glasses just to hear them break
You've been drinking like the world was gonna end (it's end)
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 quiet goes out
They lose their minds for us
And how it plays out
Now we're in the ring
And we're coming for blood

You can try and take us
But we're the gladiators
Everyone a ranger
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand and hand
That's why we're making headlines
You can try and take us
But victory's contagious

Delicate in every way but one (the swordplay)
God know's we like arcade kinds of fun (the old way)
Chance is the only game I played with, baby
We let our battle choose us


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 life promises, we'll always win at this
I don't ever thing about death
It's all right 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 a love fish
Do you even wanna go free?
Let me in the ring, I'll show you what that big word means

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