No piercing stare, just out of shape with messy hair but

from The Vaccines – Teenage Icon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

If you’ve seen The Vaccines in older performances or older videos you may have noticed that they were just normal looking messy dudes that probably didn’t go to the gym much, but it’s ironic because they’ve gotten new hairstyles now and are sort of molding into the musical identity that people want.

Circa 2010

Circa 2012

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