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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, your bottom dollar on me

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    anonymous
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    Sep 8th, 2006 9:40am report


    He's not actually taking the piss out of the music genre (indie rock and role), he's actually satirising the people who pretend to like this particular music style just because they believe it to be cool to try and fit into this certain stereotype, rather than actually identify with the music.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 14th, 2012 8:32am report


    I think they might be just saying that they're indie rock and roll but dont just like them because theyre indie



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    anonymous
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    Jan 10th, 2012 1:04pm report


    DUH! He's making fun of people liking indie rock n' roll because it's unpopular, not because they actually like it - he's NOT making fun of it because he doesn't like it himself. It's basically a song about being popular by being unpopular (if you get what i mean) and how all of it is just a big lie - i find the underlying message is just to be true to yourself or you'll just end up listening to music you don't like for the sake of being popular with people who ALSO don't like it! Lighten up!



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    anonymous
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    Jan 1st, 2012 1:32am report


    Lol guys has said in many interviews he and his wife met in a thrift store "Two of us fliping through a thrift store magazine" Meaning the where there looking at indie rock n roll. "Stay if you wanna love me" explains itself.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 26th, 2011 12:14pm report


    To me its not making fun of indie its more proving that you dont have to be a total mosher to listen to rock, Glam Indie Rock and Roll, its not really glam is it, more just listen to the song if you love it and get over what others think!



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2011 2:18pm report


    There obviously not taking the Micky out of indie rock and roll, because most of there music s indie, i just believe there showing how sometimes, people can make it cheesy, and think there cool, because they listen to this original style, although most people just enjoy it, i think this song states hoe it can be taken to far, and the meaning of it can be misused.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 22nd, 2011 2:17pm report


    There obviously not taking the Micky out of indie rock and roll, because most of there music s indie, i just believe there showing how sometimes, people can make it cheesy, and think there cool, because they listen to this original style, although most people just enjoy it, i think this song states hoe it can be taken to far, and the meaning of it can be misused.



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    NicQb1
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    Jul 19th, 2010 7:24pm report


    Ok, I think this has to do with the over optimistic exuberance of youth and their perpetual search for their niche that defines them as an individual which ultimately forces them to conform to a stereotypes thereby robbing them of their individuality. …..and not for my interpretation.

    Glamorous
    Indie rock'n'roll, is what I need (Oxymoron. Indie is the antithesis of glamorous. But in the genre the band that nobody knows but wants to see the band can be seen as glamorous to the followers.)
    It's in my soul, it's what I need (sounds like someone is desperately trying to convince themselves that this defines them as a person.
    Indie rock'n'roll, it's time (he decides to start an indie band to enjoy the glamorous lifestyle.)

    Two of us (he finds someone why is going through the same thing)
    Flipping through a thrift store magazine (magazine = catalogue. Brand new vintage indie items for sale to wanna be indie kids trying to become part of the “in” / out crowd.)
    She plays the drums, I'm on tambourine (at least she has some skill. He’s just a wanna be musician)
    Bet your, your bottom dollar on me (he’ll be successful no matter what. If he gets signed and goes mainstream he’s golden, if not he’s being true to the “Indie” ideals and just never sold out)

    It's Indie rock'n'roll for me (he seems to be choosing Indie, not born to it and by saying it enough times..maybe it will become true.)
    It's Indie rock'n'roll for me
    It's all I need (over optimistic exuberance of youth…kind of like falling in love the first time..you think you’ll die without it, but really its puppy love)
    It's Indie rock'n'roll for me

    In a clutch (in a pinch but more dramatic….or a woman’s dress purse….could be the beginning of an interview with the local underground scene mag)
    I'm talking every word for all the boys (no one else in the band knows crap so to keep from sounding stupid he spills out everything he knows about indie. This gives the band street cred.)
    Electric girls with worn down toys (could be dirty, or a reference to their instruments. Eg. Electric guitars with chipped body paint, worn frets and original pickups which the band credits for their unique sound. Even the knobs have had the numbers worn off by the many hours of playing….not necessarily by the person who owns the guitar now….but the dirty version is fun too!)
    Make it up, break it up, what do you care (This is how the band comes up with their songs. Where their emotional angst comes from….they either make it up or force an emotional confrontation with their significant other in order to create drama that they will later use to inspire the lyrics for their songs)
    Oh what do you care? (who cares if they made it up or forced the situation that are singing about with such pain and emotion….it’s a good song!)

    I take my twist with a shout (Beatles reference? Possibly to the "Please Please Me" album which helped catapult them into fame and glory...side note...I know this is a cover for the Beatles but this album was big for them….also it just sounds great)
    A coffee shop with a cause, then I'll freak you out (A coffee shop dedicated to local unknown “talent” which more often plays hosts to Feebie (girl from Friends) type music…..freaks me out!)
    No sex, no drugs, no life, no love (The Vapors reference…….they were indie-ish and then……[go to next line])
    When it comes to today (they are gone. I think the lead singer is a lawyer now. Maybe they were cool largely unknown back in the day but today….run of the mill guys.)

    Stay if you wanna love me, stay (talking to the original girl that plays drums)
    Oh don't be shy, let's cause a scene (lets show way too much PDA)
    Like lovers do on silver screens (Lots of tongue here. We’re makin up!)
    Let's make it yeah, we'll cause a scene (The Indie band that stayed together and “made it”….mainstream or continued to play “just for the music”)

    The rest is the same. Strange thing is that a once poser wanna be Indie can actually force the point and become a major (if that’s possible) Indie influence. The dedication to learning the art of being Indie eventually has a Zen like effect of “no mind” when the practitioner is so well versed in the ideals that they actually begin to believe and be that way. Mind over….nature?



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    Woo
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    Mar 2nd, 2010 3:00pm report


    I think it's a story about a guy who joined a band, despite having no real musical tallent, in order to chat up a girl.
    "Two of us, flipping through a thrift store magazine. She plays the drums, I'm on tamborine." But he doesn't really get what the whole indy scene in this band is, he's trying to be super enthusiatic about it (It's indy rock and roll for me, it's all I need.) But the rest of the band seem far more lethargic and apathetic. "I'm talking every word for all the boys" No one else in the band really communicates, so he's trying to keep it all together and fill the silence. The guys in the band don't really talk to him, and the girls are a bit hostile. "Oh, what do you care?" could be construed sarcasticly.

    Still, he's persuing the idea of being in the band for the sake of this girl. He's trying to be the cock-sure, confident type, but just comes across badly with the whole "Stay if you wanna love me, stay. Oh don't be shy, lets cause a scene like lovers do on silver screens."

    Thats just what I kinda got the feeling of there.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 31st, 2008 7:27am report


    I think that, plain and simple, it's a love song TO Indie Rock & Roll.



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    anonymous
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    May 27th, 2008 5:41am report


    I love this song I think it's about two people in a band who rise to fame all of a sudden. The male possibly gets into drugs and drinking etc. and the relationship ends badly. 'lets cause a scene'.

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    twinkle_toes
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    Feb 18th, 2008 2:34pm report


    This song always makes me feel good, and I really think that's what it's about, how good indie rock and roll makes you feel (not that the killers are indie) but lets face it when you find a new indie band that no1 else knows, and you listen to their album and it just makes you feel good, isn't that an amazing feeling? It's really just about the simple things in life like that. GOD BLESS THE KILLERS



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    anonymous
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    Oct 15th, 2007 10:03pm report


    I think it's just a salute to their genre of music simple as that.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 2nd, 2006 10:19pm report


    He could be making fun of indie r 'n r, it's simple. Indie is the absence of scene, thus becoming a scene, making it unliked by its own followers. It just becomes even more indie to make fun of indie.



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    012345670
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    Jun 8th, 2006 6:39pm report


    I think there just saying They love INDIE ROCK AND ROLL!!



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    Migduh
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    Apr 16th, 2006 4:08pm report


    I must say, I agree with prongs666. If he were to be making fun of indie rock & roll, he would belittle The Killers' entire album. I don't really know what this song is about, but I love it anyway. 'Tis one of my favorites.

    -Migduh

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