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Riff: Lorde – “Royals”

Aug 21, 2013

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh/I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies

from Royals lyrics by Lorde

Staking her claim as pop’s most astute 16-year-old, Lorde reflects on the gaping chasm that exists between her dollar-counting reality and the Cristal-drinking private jet lifestyle of the hip-hop royalty she listens to before accepting that she’s actually perfectly content with her lot; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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