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The 1975 - Robbers

She had a face straight out a magazine
God only knows but you'll never leave her
Her balaclava is starting to chafe
When she gets his gun he's begging, "Babe stay, stay, stay, stay, stay."

I'll give him one more time
We'll give you one more fight

Said one more line
There'll be a riot, cause I know you

Now if you never shoot, you'll never know
And if you never eat, you'll never grow

You've got a pretty kinda dirty face
And when you're leaving your home she's begging you, "Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay."

I'll give you one more time
We'll give you one more fight
Just said one more line
There'll be a riot, will I know you

Well, now that you've got your gun
It's much harder now the police have come
Now shoot him if it's what you're worth
And if you just take off your mask
To find out that everything's gone wrong, wrong, wrong

Now everybody's dead
And they're driving past my old school
And he's got his gun, he's got his suit on
She says, 'Babe, you look so cool'

You look so cool, you look so cool, cool, cool, cool
You look so cool, you look so cool, you look so cool, cool, cool, cool, cool

This is a love song about a toxic relationship. They are too focused on each other to notice the destruction they cause each other. The title “Robbers” refers to how the lovers are robbing each other of happiness and chances in this world apart from one another. They can’t move on and grow in love because they are so caught up in their toxic relationship. The 1975 frontman, Matty Healy said the following about the song: “ ‘Robbers’ was originally inspired by my love of the Quentin Tarantino film True Romance, the story of an Elvis-obsessed loner who falls in love and marries a prostitute. In the movie the couple run away to California after killing her pimp and stealing his drugs to start a new life financed by a once in a lifetime drug deal. It’s the sentiment behind the film that appeals to me, the hopelessly romantic notion that two people can meet and instantly fall in love, an escape story where love is the highest law and conquers all against the odds. Characters like Bonnie and Clyde always appealed to me as a teenager – couples so intoxicated with one another that they fear nothing in the pursuit of the realization of each other, actions fueled by blind unconditional love. ‘Robbers’ is an ode to those relationships. The type of relationship all humans long for. All or nothing. This video is about when love makes two people feel they are the centre of the universe.”

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