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Penelope Scott: Lotta True Crime Meaning

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Lotta True Crime Lyrics

So this girl's outside behind the bar
She's a good girl
She called a car
Y'got three motherfuckers in a big white van
Two dumb friends and one mean man
Well she'll fucking kill you
She wins every fight
She's gonna rock your shit by the end...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 13th 2022 !⃝

    This song is about how society treats serial killers. Glorifying them, and even some considering themselves to be terrifying like them. "Shaking, quaking, terrified. That someday, they might meet me." However, what people don't take into account is how the victims, or families of the victims feel about this. "They took our girls away from home, they're in the woods. They're all alone" Eventually Penelope snaps, saying that in the end. Serial killers are disgusting people, and that living a life of crime isn't so glamorous after all.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Jun 13th 2022 !⃝

    How serial killers are over glorified by media and the family of a serial killer attack deal with the lose of there two daughters who were killed


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Apr 2nd 2023 !⃝

    I think what she was saying like “they found their bodies, but not their eyes” she was maybe referring to the serial killer who took out his victims eyes. His name is Charles Albright but also known as “The eyeball killer”

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 30th !⃝

    Do you think it’s about Bianca Devins case? Think about it, “You’re not special, for winning a game with someone who you know was never playing” I think this part means you didn’t accomplish anything since Brandon knew that Bianca didn’t like him, but he still liked her. “She could’ve killed you, she had every right, you just caught her off guard tonight.” I think this part means when they were at the party, when Bianca kissed someone Brandon got jealous and after the party, when they went to the car Bianca slept, then Brandon caught her off guard and killed her in a forest.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 28th !⃝

    The way I interpret this song is similar to the other interpretations, but at the same time, quite different.

    The chorus always goes back to Penelope's POV, how she enjoys listening to these true crime podcasts.

    The first verse is talking about this girl who's called a cab that, once arrived, there are two seemingly drunk people in the back "Two dumb friends" and a serial killer "one mean man". The girl is talked about in this verse as though she will easily take down this trio out of self-defense, or something along those lines.

    Although the second verse and pre-chorus are based around the idea of Penelope supposedly criticizing different serial killers (Ted Bundy, Dennis Rader, David Parker Ray, etc.)."You know Dennis Rader and David Parker Ray sit together in Hell, shaking, quaking, terrified that one day, somehow, someway, they might meet me" I believe this is Penelope slowly starting to go insane over the amount of stories she's listened to, and is starting to imagine these serial killers fearing her. She soon snaps in the next segment "They took our girls away from home, in the woods, and all alone...ropes are heavy, knots are tight, tied by a monster (supposedly Ted Bundy) and his oblivious wife"

    She then proceeds to criticize the living hell out of Ted Bundy, saying "Well, I hope this doesn't seem too impolite, but Ted Bundy was just never that f*cking bright, he was just sorta charismatic and white, alright? And he was so f*cking sure he had the right, but he's ugly, and I'm glad he's dead, cause there was no f*cking candle in his pumpkin head". Then I'm assuming she goes back to talking about these killers in general "You're not special for winning a game with someone who you know was never playing" then it goes back to the girl from the first verse "She could have killed you, she had every right, you just caught her off guard tonight, but it's alright, she'll be fine"

    The bridge is so critical to the song!! "One of our young turned up last night, they found their body but not their eyes" seems to be talking about parents getting the news of their child's murder, the killer in question seems to be the Eyeball Killer (forgot his real name), who does exactly this, taking the eyeballs of his victims (as trophies?) after murdering them. "Somebody new must've gone bad" a young child's body decomposing in the ground "Where's the lord to take care of that" criticizing God for not protecting the child?

    And then the song ends with one final run though of the chorus

  6. anonymous
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    Jul 26th !⃝

    think the first part of the song is basically her going from the perspective of a true crime podcast (so this girls out back behind the bar)
    next part is Dennis rader and David Parker ray eg is the media glorifying them next part is the parents of the 2 daughters talking about how their children got kidnapped. The rest of the song is from Penelope’s perspective about how serial killers are bad ppl.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 5th 2022 !⃝

    Women can be just a strong as men if not stronger. We are sometimes the perfect people to get away with a crime, because sometimes we are presumed as weak and helpless, in need of saving.

  8. anonymous
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    Jun 18th 2022 !⃝

    That Tedd Bundy had come out and said something really rude about girls and there way of doing stuff .

  9. anonymous
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    Feb 10th 2022 !⃝

    I believe it's talking about how true crime podcasts and television shows make women the victim or choose stories that make women the victim my evidence is in the song it's only women being prayed on by these killers

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