Marina Radu
We're just animals, still learning how to crawl.
Team
Artist: Lorde
Album: Pure Heroine



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 (repeat line x15, gradual fade)

Call all the ladies out, they're in their finery
A hundred jewels on throats
A hundred jewels between teeth

Now bring my boys in, their skin in craters like the moon
The moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the room
Dancin' around the lies we tell
Dancin' around big eyes as well
Even the comatose, they don't dance and tell

[Chorus]
We live in cities you'll never see onscreen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run things
Livin' in ruins of a palace within my dreams
And you know we're on each other's team

I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air
So there

So all the cups got broke
Shards beneath our feet
But it wasn't my fault
And everyone's competing for a love they won't receive
Cause what this palace wants is release

[Chorus]

I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air
So there
I'm kind of older than I was when I reveled without a care
So there

[Chorus]

We're on each other's team
And you know we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know and you know and you know


Glossary:

the hounds - a metaphor for Lorde’s vindictive, vicious side. While she doesn’t like to show that side of her often, but she will if she needs to
the call out - an occasion when someone is asked to come to a person's home or to a particular place in order to do a job, help someone
a finery - beautiful clothing and jewellery worn on a special occasion
a hundred jewels on throats//a hundred jewels between teeth - a reference to jewel encrusted grills that rappers often wear or reference to braces which have joints that could be mistaken for jewels. Lorde tries to make her situation more glamorous by romanticizing the little that they have
their skin in craters like the moon - pimply teenage boys
the comatose - very tired or in a deep sleep because of extreme tiredness, hard work, or too much alcohol
how to run things - to operate/to be in control of everything
we're on each other's team - being on a team represents trusting everyone else in it completely and working together
I'm kind of over gettin' told to throw my hands up in the air - it's about most of the popular songs being played that are all about clubbing and partying. Most of them even do say, "put your hands in the air". It gets boring
shards - a piece of a broken glass, cup, container, or similar object
revel - taking pleasure in something


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@темы: Song Annotation, Music Video, Music, Lyrics, Lorde, English