Trying to figure out what lyrics actually mean never hurt me one bit, it only increased my vocabulary!
First watch the clip, listen to the song and read along with the lyrics.
Royals | Lorde
I've never seen a diamond in the flesh ____________________
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies ____________________ [as opposed to where?]
And I'm not proud of my address
In the torn up town, no post code envy ____________________ [why not?]
But every song's like
Gold teeth ____________________
Grey Goose ____________________
Tripping in the bathroom ____________________
Ball gowns ____________________ [meaning?]
Trashing the hotel room ____________________
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Diamonds on your timepiece ____________________
Tigers on a gold leash ____________________
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair __________ [who does "your" refer to?]
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 from money ____________________
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) ...
Now it's time to find out what the song is really about!
Try to write down what each underlined word or phrase means.
Talk about it with your neighbor and / or use the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary to look up unfamiliar words [google oald and use your smart
What is Lorde's message to us? Do you agree with her? Let's have a discussion now.