"Stadium Love" as written by and Emily Haines Joshua Winstead....
Wanna make a bet
We'll be neck to neck taking off the gloves
Spider versus bat
Tiger versus rat, rabbit versus dove

Wanna make a bet
Odds are neck to neck taking off the gloves
Spider versus bat
Tiger versus rat, owl versus dove

Every living thing pushed into the ring
Fight it out to wow the crowd
Guess you thought you couldn't just watch
No one's getting out

Without stadium love
Without stadium love

Wanna make a trade
Cougar for a snake, wanna fall in love
Wanna make a deal
Angel versus eel, owl versus dove

Every living thing pushed into the ring
Fight it out to wow the crowd
Guess you thought you couldn't just watch
No one's getting out

Without stadium love
Without stadium love

We've got stadium love
We've got stadium love
We've got stadium love
We've got stadium love

Stadium love, love, love, love
Stadium love, love, love, love


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"Stadium Love" as written by James Shaw Emily Haines

Lyrics © RUNAWAY MUSIC CANADA, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +6
    General CommentThe ACTUAL lyrics:

    Wanna make a bet
    We'll be neck to neck
    Taking off the gloves
    Spider versus bat
    Tiger versus rat
    Rabbit versus dove

    Wanna make a bet
    Odds are neck to neck
    Taking off the gloves
    Spider versus bat
    Tiger versus rat
    Owl versus dove

    Every living thing
    Pushed into the ring
    Fight it out to wow the crowd
    Guess you thought
    You couldn't just watch
    No one's getting out

    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, without stadium love
    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, without stadium love

    Wanna make a trade
    Cougar for a snake
    Wanna fall in love
    Wanna make a deal
    Angel versus eel
    Owl versus dove

    Every living thing
    Pushed into the ring
    Fight it out to wow the crowd
    Guess you thought
    You couldn't just watch
    No one's getting out

    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, without stadium love
    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, without stadium love

    Oh-oh-ooooo, Oh-oh-ooooo

    We've got stadium love

    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, we've got stadium love
    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, we've got stadium love
    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, we've got stadium love
    Ooo, Ooo, Ooo, we've got stadium love

    Stadium... love
    Stadium... love, love, love, love...
    SadXuHuangon March 11, 2009   Link
  • +6
    General CommentThis article is posted in Metric's Official Site. Emily explains the meaning of Stadium Love:

    “I had just gotten back from Coachella, and I walked into the studio and noticed on the bulletin board that Joules had written ‘spider vs bat,’ i think he had been obsessively watching all these National Geographic animals-fighting-each-other-videos in his hotel room. For me, that phrase triggered an entire narrative that was about a gladiator-style enormo-dome where everything turns in on itself, with every form of aggression on display for spectators: monster trucks ramming into each other, bull fighting, sweaty men wrestling. And then you have these animals completely disconnected from the logic of their natural habitat, so you have a swan pecking the shit out of an elephant and pigs biting the necks out of tigers, and bats attacking spiders. And then in the seats, the spectators are kicking the shit out of each other too. There’s this completely blurred line between spectator and participant, and we’re all trapped in this fucked up Noah’s Ark. The images came to me all at once, and I wrote the lyrics on the spot.”
    k.ro.gomezon March 31, 2009   Link
  • +5
    General CommentDang, and here I thought it was about Pokemon.
    mister care-too-muchon January 26, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love how Emily's voice sounds when she sings "Every living thing pushed into the ring, fight it out to wow the crowd."
    JaMaTion January 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAfter hearing this song a number of times I have a good feeling it could very well be about Pokemon. Animals, fighting, trading. Its a stretch but if you think about it, it makes sense.
    Zinpikeon July 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationJust wanna say, this song is AMAZING live. I saw them in MPLS last june. Before they ended with this song, Emily talked about how humans were systematically destroying the natural world. I know she gave an explanation in an interview, but today this interpretation dawned on me.

    Wanna make a bet
    We'll be neck to neck
    Taking off the gloves
    Spider versus bat
    Tiger versus rat
    Rabbit versus dove

    Wanna make a bet
    Odds are neck to neck
    Taking off the gloves
    Spider versus bat
    Tiger versus rat
    Owl versus dove
    wetferreton July 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm, out of all the new songs this is my least favourite, no offence! I do love Metric!
    hplaRon October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally?
    i love the verses of this it sounds so siiiick.
    dustybreezeon February 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"without stadium love"
    in every chorus except for the last. ;)
    dustybreezeon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFabulous party song. I would dance my ass off to this in a bar.
    mad_world87on March 10, 2009   Link

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