What does Ribs mean?

Lorde: Ribs Meaning

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Song Released: 2013

Ribs Lyrics

The drink you spilt all over me
'Lover's Spit' left on repeat
My mum and dad let me stay home
It drives you crazy, getting old

We can talk it so good
We can make it so divine
We can talk it good
How you wish it would be all the...


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    Mar 17th 2018 !⃝

    Lorde is describing her nostalgic disposition toward her childhood / early adolescence. Her voice becomes more exhausted and more frantic as the song progresses to embody her efforts to keep up with the pace at which life moves. She provides specific visuals tied to this era in her life: spilled drinks, the same song on repeat, and then her friends from her childhood. Lorde directly reminisces on this time of innocence through the lyrics, “you’re the only friend i need, sharing beds like little kids, laughing til our ribs get tough, that will never be enough”

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    Jan 25th 2015 !⃝

    It's about her fear of growing old.

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