ROYALS

POETRY ANALYSIS THROUGH MUSIC

Lorde

Lorde is a 16 year old girl from New Zealand. Lorde’s first single, “Royals,” is one of the fastest charting alternative tracks in music history. It describes the modern society and expresses how she and her friends have "cracked the code" to it.

LITERAL OR FIGURATIVE LYRICS

The lyrics of this are meant to be taken figuratively by the listener. For anyone older, if you look back on your teenage years, you may remember how little you knew back then. Sure, we may have thought we knew what we were doing, what we saw or said, but with age some of us have realized differently. As a teenager it is very easy to get lost in our own egos, that we often don't see the world for how it really is.

Lorde - Royals (US Version)