Lorde: Team Meaning
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Song Released: 2013
We've not yet lost all our graces
The hounds will stay in chains
Look upon your greatness and she'll send the call out
Send the call out
Call all the ladies out, they're in their finery
A hundred jewels on...
anonymous Apr 10th, 4:45am report
Lorde seems to constantly be referring to the obnoxiousness of the club scene. "Jewels between teeth", braces? Skin with craters, acne? Her song seems to point out that this whole culture of perfect teeth and skin is a hoax to the rest of us normal people, people on the "team". She seems to say that as you get older and wiser, the things you did without thinking (throw your hands up in the air, rebel without a care) get old as well. That one line also almost sounds like "reveled without a care".
anonymous Mar 25th, 3:29pm report
I believe she is saying that no matter what aspect of life we look from we are still in the same shoes. Therefore we should stop trying to be better than everyone else because in reality we aren't. When we were younger we would entertain all this foolishness but as we get older we get wiser and throw our hands in the air and forget about it. We come from the same place, a city that's not so hot so what makes you think you are better than me? that's my interpretation of it.
anonymous Dec 22nd, 2013 12:10pm report
Lorde is suggesting that you pick your battles. Why compete for a love you won’t receive? The effort will never satisfy the desire, so the end never justifies the means. We might all fight for things that are futile in life, despite knowing better. But you can survive such situations when you have your team behind you and supporting you. She is indicating that rebellion is no longer reserved as the war or the battle of youth, and as you get older and care more about things, there is more at stake when you take a stand. So choose your battles wisely. Lorde thinks it’s better to be poor and beautiful (on the inside and outside) than rich and hollow. Lorde has referenced this before, and she’s proud of where she is from. After all, it’s better to be in chains with friends than in a garden with strangers, right? Right.
anonymous Dec 14th, 2013 12:56pm report
It's about hanging out with malcontents who are worth something to each other.
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