Jan 14, 2014

We'll Never Be Royals

Two reasons why this summer hit is awesome (and needs more recognition than Wrecking-effin-Ball!).

1. The singer/songwriter is only 16 years old. Masya Allah, yaaaa. At 16, my biggest accomplishment was bolos sekolah siang bolong dan nggak ketauan.



2. She sings about how she is fascinated with - but not interested in being - the wealthy "royals". 

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, 
Krystal, 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.
But everybody's like, 
Krystal, 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

“I’ve always been fascinated with aristocracy. I’m really interested in the Ivy Leagues, the final clubs, all the really old-money families, the concept of old money.” -Lorde

Admit it, 90% of the people we follow on Instagram are probably the "royals". We've always been captivated by the beautiful sons and daughters of rich families with old money, who buy branded bags as easy as I buy Teh Botol, travels to Japan only for lunch, and have pet leopards. Including me. No, I'm not being cliche and criticizing / hate-envy them. I'm sincerely fascinated by them.

Alas, such lifestyle, even if it's presented to me on a silver plate, does not suits me. I'm not caught up in your love affair (with material wealth). That kind of lux is ain't for me, I'm craving a different kind of buzz.

12 comments:

  1. kalok kata david bowie, si lorde ni "the voice of the future". agak lebay tapi berhubung yang ngomong david bowie, sapalah yang mau membantaaah...

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  2. Cepe: Future banget Cep, soalnya doi umur 16 tapi muka 36 hahahaha #kejaaam. Etapi emang berbakat banget ya dia. Lirik dan lagunya bagus-bagus deh...

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  3. lorde ini makan apa ya umur 16 tahun udah begini??? dia kan suatu hari pernah ngekritik taylor swift dan bieber. nah pas bulan lalu swift ke melbourne skalian bikin birthday lunch, diundang dong lorde, dan disinyalir jadi BFF :)))) #teah

    btw itu foto baby leopards nya gue jg baru liat hari iniiii.. jd bingung, secara kucing gue klo pipis sembarangan suka gue tabokin, kalo leopard gimana ngehukumnyaaa?? *masalah bgt*

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  4. Dan gue malah googling r1ch4rd muLjad1, hahahah... aku kurang gaul nih tak tau siapa dia, bisa2nya ngangon leopard :D

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  5. 1. wh..wh..whaaattt... 16? thanks for the lyric. iya. keren. gue tu kadang denger lagu cuma denger beat nya (like this song) tapi ada juga lagu yang dicari liriknya. terakhir true love nya pink. haha. ndeso kalo lagu =))

    2. ceeeuk... akoh juga suka ig walking just for the sake of "oh wow" like that RM. the eligible bachelor who got ferrari before chrismast (stalk much?).
    Atau this 23 y.o girl di kalimantan who own jet and shop hermes setempat tidur penuh. men! gue aja belanja charles n keith ga bisa segitu amat. hihihi.
    or this hijab fashionista yang liburan muluk lengkap ootd plus hashtag.
    and yes.. that lifestyle is beyond me. and yes. i'm also just fascinated. ah. you speak me ah.

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  6. suka ending nya: Alas, such lifestyle, even if it's presented to me on a silver plate, does not suits me.

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  7. maris brengsek. gimana hukumnya?!! :))

    aku juga suka lorde!

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  8. Marissa: Don't diss the Swift! Hahahaha. Lorde-nya tengsin nggak? Masa ya, taun ini gue aja RADA kecantol sama Taylor Swift zzzz.

    Aduh jangankan pipis maakkk, ngasih makan aja kayaknya si Ricet udah kerepotan! #akrab

    Icha: Hahaha aku juga kurang tau bekgronnya, pokoknya NGE-YACHT SABAN WIKEEEEN! Mandi champegneeee! Hahaha tajir kelas kakap.

    Iyut: True Love tuh anthem wajib banget deh bagi yang nikahnya udah 3-5 taun keatas. Pas bagian "ur an asshole, but I love you" aja gue sama Teguh langsung pegangan tangan trus bilang, "Kita bangeeeet!" :D

    Hermes sekasur, meeenn! Seru yaaa :)) Sumpah, gue nggak nge-judge apalagi dengki, wong emang seru kok ya liat kehidupan mafioso kaya raya bak vklip rap gitu :D

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  9. Stella: Hukumannya suruh nulis halus aja 10 halaman :)))

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  10. ih ih ih apa apaan ini nama kokocayang dicebutcebut dicini…

    *tiba-tiba muncul menyeruak dari kandang leopard*

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  11. Yang kasian itu emang kaum2 kelas menengah (dan kadang menengah atas, cuma bukan atas banget), yang kebanyakan buka socmed ngeliatin kaum2 macem si RM itu, terus ngutang buat beli tas, liburan, makan di tempat mewah, dan ujung2nya cuma buat dipamer lagi di socmed! HUAHAHAHA... *jelas2 gak bisa jadi royal, yang ada bisa jadi bangkrut*

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