Robbers

Album: The 1975 (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song is about two lovers who aren't good for each other. She's having second thoughts but they keep putting off the inevitable end of the relationship. In doing so they are robbing each other of happiness.
  • The video finds frontman Matthew Healy and his girl rob a shop at gunpoint to fund their alcohol and drug addiction. The clip was inspired by one of the singer's favorite movie characters. "I got really obsessed with the idea behind Patricia Arquette's character in True Romance when I was about 18," he said. "That craving for the bad boy in that film, it's so sexualized," he added. "It was something I was obsessed with."

    "'Robbers' is about a heist that goes wrong," Healy added. "I suppose you can read it as a metaphor, and a girl who's obsessed with her professional killer boyfriend. It's a romantic ideal."

Comments: 1

  • Bold from EuropeHe was just high when he wrote the song. I find more beauty in the melancholy behind the metaphor of a disastrous relationship!
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