Lorde - Royals

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Listening — Advanced Level
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Activity

Listen to the song and complete the lyrics


I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And 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
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
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a buzz
Let me be your ruler
You Queen Bee
And baby 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 to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're
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
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
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a buzz
Let me be your ruler
You Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule...
Let me live that fantasy

We're bigger than we ever dreamed
And being queen
Life is great without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a buzz
Let me be your ruler
You Queen Bee
And baby I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule...
Let me live that fantasy

Discussion

Practice your writing skills by discussing the questions below


  1. What do you think the singer means by "postcode envy"?

  2. What do you think is the main idea of this song?

  3. Do you think current society is materialistic? Why or why not?

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