HW Pick: “Royals,” Lorde (video)

Lorde’s hot new album “Pure Heroine (Extended Edition)” featuring “Royals” . They call it the USA version.

“Royals”

[Verse 1]

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

Blood stains, 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.

[Verse 2]

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.

Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room,

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams.

What is this?

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.

Ooh ooh oh

We’re bigger than we ever dreamed,

And I’m in love with being queen.

Ooh ooh 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.

Great commentary on the state of affairs and some priorities.

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