"Wrestlers" as written by and Joseph/taylor Goddard....
It's me versus you in love
It's me versus you in love
It's me versus you in love
It's me versus you in love
It's me versus you in love
We'll tag team, double up
Hit you in the sweet spot
And make you wish you'd coughed up

The gloves are off
The gloves are off
It's me you've messing round
Taking us a man down
While you've got us on the ropes
We've planned to play the mess around
He's technically trained
You've got him buckled up
And he will misbehave
You weigh bigger than a train
But I've got the power and the glory
In my boardy brains

The gloves are off
The gloves are off
So why'd you go and have to fight dirty?
Don't fight dirty, don't hit me with the chair
The gloves are off
So why'd you go and have to fight dirty?
Don't fight dirty, don't bat me in the face
The gloves are off

Now what you gonna do when I come for you
With all I've got?
I've got a roll of coins, I'm aiming for your loins
And I will never stop

I learned all I know from watching the wrestling
I think you think I'm about to throw the towel in

Here comes Floor Jack
Watch your back, watch your back
He'll charm you with a double-axe
And then he brings the tie attacks
He's not dressed for a cage
He's robed in garments strictly for another age

Here we come, drop kick
Half nelson, full nelson,
Willie Nelson, Willie Nelson
Body slam, suplex,
Headlock, somer-slam
Elbow drop, jelly-flop
Cage match, grudge match
Snamsno, snamsniey
Alfieley, alscgoboi
Nelsonmas all day, skeluas
Ooh, ooh

It's me versus
Me versus me versus me versus me versus me
I learned all I know from watching the wrestling
I think you think I'm about to throw the towel in

Everyone knows Monday night means wrestling


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"Wrestlers" as written by Alexis Benjamin Taylor Joseph Goddard

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  • +1
    General CommentApparently it's about Alexis' love of wrestling along with metaphorical "wrestling" with James Murphy, the lead singer of LCD Soundsystem over Al Doyle, the guitarist for both bands.

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    StickstoMagneton June 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about SEX, dumb dumbs. Not gay sex, not "metephorical wrestling" with the lead singer of LCD soundsystem (really guys? really?), not monday night smackdown.

    SEX.

    Say it with me.

    SEX.
    mandybeccaon November 24, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd also simultaneously playing off the relationship dynamics of a couple. But mostly. Sex.
    mandybeccaon November 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, maybe its a love song? maybe its a funny take on everyday life or maybe its a song about wrestling with a friend just for fun.
    fjordingon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfunny analogy to sex if it is to sex
    but the "roll of coins" really makes me think
    rushyon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song made me laugh. The words + the musical style makes it sound like some great love making song, but it could just as easily be about Pro Wrestling.

    If anyone wants to know what the reversed vocals are, it's the same thing, starting from "suplex / Headlock, somer-slam ... "
    Way_AEon January 28, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. I think it is a love song - it's about fighting with your lover - but at the end of the day it's just routine - it doesn't mean anything. They know eachother so well that it doesn't really matter "I think you know I'm about to throw the towel in". The lyrics are pretty ambiguous - (apparently based on a txt message from the guy from LCD Soundsystem?)
    andrew_yeahon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"I think you know I'm about to throw the towel in"

    He says think, not know. So yeah... I think it's just a song about sex, not fighting with your lover. Sorry.


    And regarding the lyrics, I think it's "and make you wish you duffed up." Pretty sure it's some UK thing. Plus, 'coughed up' doesn't make sense imo. (and it doesn't really even sound like that)
    BarrelofMonkiezon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm surprised that no one has said how much this sounds like that R.Kelly song called Ignition(remix)...and nearly 90% of his songs are about sex...so maybe the similarities between the songs could hint at the meaning?
    Brit525on June 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this is no pro-wrestling fluff, it's more about masculine behavior, how the majority believes they have to sacrifice their brains over big muscles. comforted by the idea that you only find true manhood in a fighting warrior behavior.
    so this is more a smart and ironic depiction of how men of today are still so easily conditionned to be bellicose and too small-minded...
    and feed that stupid idea watching 'sport'programs like those, or else.
    Hot chip in a light way are talking here of how much the kind of society we evolve in is basically a brutal, primary and really agressive one.
    naivadaon August 11, 2008   Link

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