What does Team mean?

Lorde: Team Meaning

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Album cover for Team album cover

Song Released: 2013

Team Lyrics

Wait 'til you're announced
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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Dec 22nd 2013 !⃝

    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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Mar 25th 2014 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Jan 7th 2015 !⃝

    This song is about people behind the New World Order calling upon this girl to call out to the youth, girls with braces and boys with acne,
    to dance and twirl in the night to their false words.

    Everyone is inspired and focused on something that they believe will bring about love, but never will.
    And these people behind the message will continue living in a world the public will never see (which is incredibly well-run, but apparently ugly to most)

    Then it describes that she's abandoned this innocence she had when she was younger, when she didn't care and now she's aware and very much a part of it. As a puppet for entertainment to distract the masses, nothing else. (wow, that sort of rhymed)

    and then a reminder that fellow musicians in the mainstream, they're all a team.

  4. anonymous
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    Dec 2nd 2021 !⃝

    It’s interesting to see these varied interpretations.
    I always thought it was about a little Scotsman named Ronnie. It’s semi-autobiographical, about his life and attempts at relationships. As a short Scot he’s always been called “wee Ronnie”, and the song uses his unusual surname, hence “wee Ronnie Chuther-Steam”.

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2018 !⃝

    The hounds will stay in chains the 3 headed dog will stay in chains we've not yet lost all our graces we've not yet fallen so far from god they call out send they call out send they call it our sin call it our sin

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 6th 2014 !⃝

    first timer so bash however..just be honest.

    To me it can apply to everyone and anyone.
    We are all waiting on "love," in whatever its guise. We reach it or not, our expectations, our feeling we have reached it,only to realize it an empty fulfillment.

    To me, We're on each other's team," reflects
    we are all in one community, world, planet earth.

    So, I enjoy this song and again, to me; this can be applied to anyone's life. Rich or poor.

    Ok, braced,

  7. anonymous
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    Oct 19th 2014 !⃝

    I understand that it's obvious Lorde's words have deep meanings--but I think the illuminati thing is overblown. Sure, some freaks might really be them, but I doubt that it goes so far to include all these artists. Lorde is clearly stating what she has in all her other songs: she's content with her "ugly" life, and she's not alone. I too believe that the Second Coming will come, but it's something no one can predict. Dozens have, and they have all been proved wrong. Please read up on Revelations so you can read the actual signs, and quit making Lorde's good lyrics look like part of a conspiracy theory. People of every generation are accused of being supporters of the anti-Christ; now, how many actually have been?

  8. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2014 !⃝

    The biggest hoax and superstition I've ever heard is the Illuminati there is no massive conspiracy the false profit and the anti-christ WILL come but the illuminati is BULLSHIT...

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 30th 2014 !⃝

    Illuminati reference revealing the truth she deff did not write this song.

  10. anonymous
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    May 4th 2014 !⃝

    If you were in a spirit filled church youd know what she was talking about but until then you wont understand any music made out of inspiration.... just know that grace comes from God and to him the ladies are all the people who stand as thee church his figurative bride the call goes out for her!!!

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  11. anonymous
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    Apr 16th 2014 !⃝

    She is referring to the Illuminati King being announced as New world order ruler.The true Illuminati Queen is still hidden,and will be reunited with the King when the call is sent out upon Him recognizing his position as ruler.Even the sheeple has disagreement.The Illuminati runs a kingdom you will never see on screen,not very pretty but they sure know how to run things,a living in ruins of a palace in their dreams,they(the Family and club)are all in each other"s team(Katy,Miley,Taylor,Riri,Celine,Mariah,Directioners,etc,etc..)Is is Freemason Illuminist symbolism,just like the rest of the club"s musical expression,that deals with the New King and Queen of the Order.

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  12. anonymous
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    Apr 10th 2014 !⃝

    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".

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 14th 2013 !⃝

    It's about hanging out with malcontents who are worth something to each other.

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