Royals Lyrics – Lorde

English 1 June 3, 2013
The lyrics of "Royals" by Lorde is a song that critiques materialism and the obsession with luxury and wealth in modern society. It contrasts the extravagant lifestyles depicted in popular culture with the more modest reality of the singer and her friends. The song celebrates simplicity and individuality, rejecting the idea that one needs wealth or status to be happy or successful. ...Read More

Royals Lyrics

[Verse 1: Lorde]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Lorde]
But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel room
We don't care, 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 don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

[Chorus: Lorde]
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: Lorde]
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

[Pre-Chorus: Lorde]
But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, tripping in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashing the hotel room
We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tiger's on a gold leash
We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

[Chorus: Lorde]
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

[Bridge: Lorde]
(Oh, oh-oh)
We're bigger than we ever dreamed
And I'm in love with being queen
(Oh, oh-oh)
Life is great without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

[Chorus: Lorde]
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

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Last Update: March 28, 2024

Royals Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Royals" song?

"Royals" song is sung by Lorde.

Who is the lyrics writer of "Royals" song?

"Royals" song lyrics written by Lorde & Joel Little.

Who is the music producer of "Royals" song?

"Royals" song music composed & produced by Joel Little.

When was "Royals" song released?

"Royals" song was released on June 3, 2013.