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[Verse 1]
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
Dropping glasses just to hear them break
You've been drinking like the world was gonna end (it's ending)
Took a shiner from the fist of your best friend (go figure)
It's clear that someone's gotta go home
We mean it but I promise we're not mean

[Pre-Chorus]
And the crowd goes loud (haa...)
They lose their minds for us
And how it plays out (haa...)
Now we're in the ring
And we're coming for blood

[Chorus]
(Oh! Oh!)
You can try and take us (oh-oh)
But we're the gladiators (Oh! Oh!)
Everyone a ranger (oh-oh)
But secretly they're saviors
Glory and gore go hand in hand
That's why we're making headlines (Oh! Oh!)
You can try and take us (oh-oh)
But victory's contagious

[Verse 2]
Tell a kid in every way but one (the swordplay)
God knows we like archaic kinds of fun (the old way)
Chance is the only game I play with, baby
We let our battles choose us

[Pre-Chorus + Chorus]

[Bridge]
No one around here is good at keeping their eyes closed
The sun's starting to light up when we're walking home
Tired little laughs, gold, light promises, we'll always win at this
I don't ever think about death
It's alright 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 you love this
Do you even wanna go free?"
Let me in the ring, I'll show you what that big word means

[Chorus]



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