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Artist: Lorde
Suggested Track: Royals

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I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address
In a torn up town, no postcode envy

But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I, we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this, we didn't come from money

But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
We're bigger than we ever dreamed
And I'm in love with being queen
Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
Life is great without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy
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Lorde
Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (b. November 7, 1996), better known by her stage name Lorde, is a pop star hailing from New Zealand. While her earlier music focused on criticizing
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Lorde Lyrics
Lorde lyrics - 62 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Team", "Royals", "Everybody Wants To Rule The World".
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Melodrama by Lorde
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Te Ao Mārama - EP by Lorde
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Pure Heroine by Lorde
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Solar Power by Lorde
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Pure Heroine by Lorde
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Lorde – Stoned at the Nail Salon
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Lorde – Mood Ring
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Lorde – The Louvre
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Lorde – Supercut
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Lorde – California
[Verse 1] / Once upon a time in Hollywood / When Carole called my name / I stood up, the room exploded, and I / Knew that's it, I'll never be the same / That's when the doors swung
Lorde – Still Sane
“Still Sane” is a slow reflection on Lorde’s newfound fame and how it has affected her character. It’s one of two tracks on Pure Heroine to contain cursing, with the first being “
Lorde – Fallen Fruit
[Verse 1] / To the ones who came before us / All the golden ones who were lifted on a wing / We had no idea the dreams we had were far too big / Far too big / [Verse 2] / And we
Lorde – Homemade Dynamite
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Lorde – Sober
“Sober” is about “being a little bit involved with someone and it’s magic when you are out — you’re just king and queen of the weekend, you own the party.” On April 14, 2017 Ella
Lorde – Helen of Troy
“Helen of Troy” is the thirteenth song off Lorde’s 2021 album, Solar Power. This and another bonus track, “Hold No Grudge”, were released to the public on November 5, 2021, and
Lorde – Perfect Places
“Perfect Places” concerns a narrative often present at teenage parties, a story of drug usage and sex. Lorde ends the song and the album in general with a groundbreaking message
Disclosure (Ft. Lorde) – Magnets
Lorde joins Disclosure for a highly anticipated collaboration. “Magnets” was released two days before the release of Disclosure’s sophomore album, Caracal. Disclosure spoke about
Lorde – Dominoes
[Verse 1] / I heard that you were doing yoga / With Uma Thurman's mother / Just outside of Woodstock / Now you're watering all the flowers / You planted with your new girlfriend
Lorde – The Path
On “The Path,” Lorde introduces us to her third studio album Solar Power with hyperspecific lines about her past and by rejecting the notion that celebrities can give people
Lorde – Hold No Grudge
On “Hold No Grudge” Lorde reflects on multiple people who have left her life, and how, while she acknowledges that both she and the subject did something wrong, she does not hold
Lorde – Green Light
“Green Light” is about Lorde’s first major heartbreak and is “the first chapter of the last two wild, fluorescent years” of Lorde’s life before the song dropped. Over those years
Lorde – Swingin Party
This song is a cover of the song “Swingin' Party”, originally recorded and performed by The Replacements. It is an ode to the toll that constantly being in the public eye takes on
Lorde – No Better
“No Beter” is a promotional single taken from the extended version of Lorde’s debut album, Pure Heroine. On December 13, 2013, the track was released as a digital download single
Lorde – Yellow Flicker Beat
Warning: Mockingjay spoilers ahead. “Yellow Flicker Beat” is the lead single from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack, which Lorde is curating. On her Tumblr, Lorde
Lorde – Everybody Wants To Rule The World
While the song is already part of the Hunger Games Soundtrack, it is also featured on the new Assassin’s Creed Unity Trailer with a few minor changes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Lorde – Invisible Ink*
Lyrics from Live Performance at Newquay / [Verse] / Friends of mine / We're in the prime of our lives / I think it's high time your self preservation / Met my rising sun
Lorde (Ft. Khalid, Post Malone & SZA) – Homemade Dynamite (Remix)
The original “Homemade Dynamite” was about finding a relationship in a party, and the remix continues the trend. Khalid’s and Post Malone’s verses, similar to Lorde’s verses on the
Lorde – Million Dollar Bills
“Million Dollar Bills” is the third track on Lorde’s debut EP The Love Club. The song focuses on the young lifestyle of partying, being free, and wanting nothing more but money!
Lorde – Liability (Reprise)
Typically, reprises in musical theatre play the tune to a previous song but with reimagined lyrics. Much like its predecessor “Liability”, this track is self-reflection as much as
Lorde – Precious Metals
“Precious Metals” is believed to be an outtake from Lorde’s sophomore album Melodrama. She debuted the song live on the American leg of her Melodrama Tour in Milwaukee on March 1
Lorde – Team
“Team” is the third single for Lorde’s debut LP. It’s a bittersweet, dreamy track with a beat that further criticizes the glamour depicted in “Royals” through a fantasy world.
Lorde – Tennis Court
“Tennis Court” is a solemn reflection on Lorde’s then-upcoming fame. It uses a darker backing than “Royals,” with even more electronic flairs embedded. The music video is a one-
Lorde – Biting Down
“Biting Down” is the fifth and final track of The Love Club EP. It is described as a minimalistic track due to its simple production, and the repetition of the phrase “It feels
Lorde – Silver Moon*
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Lorde – Hard Feelings/Loveless
“Hard Feelings/Loveless” may be about Lorde’s 2015 break-up with her ex-boyfriend. Its two parts juxtapose each other both sonically and thematically. The first part of the song
Lorde – Secrets from a Girl (Who's Seen it All)
[Verse 1] / Dancing with my girls, only having two drinks, then leaving / It's a funny thing, thought you'd never gain self-control / Guess it's been a while since you last said
Lorde – Royals
Royals is the lead single off Lorde’s 2012 breakout EP The Love Club. It debuted at #1 in New Zealand, and eventually topped the Billboard Hot 100, outranking Katy Perry’s “Roar
Lorde – Big Star
“Big Star” is a song about Lorde’s dog, Pearl, and how much she loved him. In November 2019, Lorde sent an email to her fans where she revealed that Pearl had unfortunately passed
Lorde – Ladder Song
Following lead single “Yellow Flicker Beat”, here’s Lorde’s second solo contribution to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 soundtrack that she also curated. It’s a cover of the
Lorde – Writer In the Dark
“Writer In The Dark” serves as as a vocally powerful, stripped back ballad in which Lorde laments that, while she’ll love her ex forever, she will still move forward. As a singer/
Lorde – 400 Lux
“400 Lux” is a slow-burning track with a sunny ambience about driving home with another during a sunrise and enjoying each other. It’s the second track off of Lorde’s debut LP
Lorde – Leader of a New Regime
[Verse 1] / Wearing SPF 3000 for the ultraviolet rays / Made it to the island on the last of the outbound planes (Ah-ah) / Got a trunk full of Simone and Céline, and of course, my
Lorde – Flicker (Kanye West Rework)
Warning: Mockingjay spoilers are on this page. Here is the heavily anticipated track from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I Sountrack, “Flicker”. It is a different take on the
Lorde – A World Alone
[Verse 1] / That slow burn wait while it gets dark / Bruising the sun / I feel grown up with you in your car / I know it's dumb / [Verse 2] / We've both got a million bad habits to
Lorde – Tennis Court (Flume Remix)
[Verse 1] / Don't you think that it's boring how people talk? / Making smart with their words again, well I'm bored / (Well, I'm bored, well I'm bored, well I'm bored, well I'm
Lorde – The Man with the Axe
[Verse 1] / If I had to break it down / I'd say it's the way you love to dance / Movin' the furniture when my back is turned / The flick of the lights and the world falls away / [
Lorde – White Teeth Teens
“White Teeth Teens” re-explores the characters of “The Love Club” to further criticize the hollowness of cliques. The track seems to reference feeling comfortable and feeling safe
Lorde (Ft. Run The Jewels) – Supercut (El-P Remix)
[Intro: Lorde] / In my / Supercut of us / Supercut / Supercut of, supercut of, supercut of us / [Verse 1: Lorde] / In my head / I play a supercut of us / All the magic we gave off
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