Lorde - Royals
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Royals Lyrics

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 the torn up town, no post code envy

But every song's like:
Gold teeth
Grey Goose
Tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains
Ball gowns
Trashing 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're 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 lux 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 for money
But every song's like:
Gold teeth
Grey Goose
Tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains
Ball gowns
Trashing 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're 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 lux 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 ooh
We're better than we've every dreamed
And I'm in love with being queen
ooh ooh oh ooh
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 lux 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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Songwriter(s): Joel Little
Copyright: Emi Music Publishing Australia Pty Ltd.
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Meaning to "Royals" (4 meanings)
true dreams 12/02/13,14:03
+12

The inevitable existence of pretending to be someone else or pretending to be better than you are, richer than others always brings you down in the end. We should be who we are, and accept the truth that real treasure is deep inside. Lorde is talking about this and says "we are not royals" nor we wanna be. Our dreams kept us higher and it is not about being a better you, indeed it is about finding what is hidden in you.
aly 12/15/13,18:44
+4

She means it's nobody walks tigers on a gold leash. Be true to your inner self. Be yourself not who you want to be like. Basically nobody goes to clubs and gets drunk and gets messed up. We aren't caught up in your love affair. Be you!!!!

And that's my opinion!!!!!
SlipknotLover00 02/27/14,11:25
+2

This song, was very confusing at first, you can't really find a meaning to it... But after reading the lyrics over about 3 times, I got what she's saying in the song; be yourself, people have dreams/ideas, to be there rich people and really that just makes you feel like you're better than everyone that's not like you, no one walks tigers on gold leashes. No one does all of this stuff that has respect. Be yourself, in doing that, you earn respect for yourself, and you respect others, this money and fame is nothing! And I'm saying a lot here, becasue I don't even like this type of music, I'm more of a metal-head/Rocker; but I like this song though, because it has good meaning.

~MAGGOT4EVERGIRL~
banz 02/15/14,03:20
+1

the song simplifies the meaning of true self. "us" dreaming of wealth is natural but what we forget is that, it's just a dream.. we forget our true self and treat others inferior than us. "when we die we want to carry our wealth with us"
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