Team - Lorde



The Experience: We live in cities you'll never see on screen. Team means how ordinary people aren't tied up by a TV-screen lifestyle, don't get chased by paparazzis, don't have to always fake smiles. Yes, maybe where we live is not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free. Lorde calls out to her non-famous friends: we're still friends, I still prefer you, we're on each other's team. 
Music Video's meaning is a world of ruins and forests, a world where adults have disappeared, and where teens rule alone. A black-and-white queen (Lorde), an enclave-community which shares water and simplicity, an initiation via jousting on motorcycles... Lorde based the video on a dream she had - she continues to make her dreams come true.

The meaning of Team is how Lorde continues to critique the protocols of glamour-lifestyle - wait 'til you're announced... Call all the ladies out. So much of it seems faked for the cameras - even the comatose, they don't dance and tell. What's most important to her is her Team of friends. They're from cities you'll never see on screen, she prefers the friends she's always had to the fake new friends of fame. Lorde's Team means how she doesn't forget her friends in her fame - she holds them closer. A promise: I'll be there for you, you for me. We're on each other's team. 
Click here for reviews of other songs from Lorde's album Pure Heroine. 

Ask Yourself:
Do I value being popular more than a true friend? Or would they be the only true friends I would have? Do I really have true friends?

LYRICS:
Wait 'til you’re announced
We’ve not yet lost all our graces
The hounds will stay in chains
Look upon your greatness
That you’ll send
The call I'll send [Repeat]

Call all the ladies out
They’re in there finally
A hundreds 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 told
Dancin' around big eyes as well
Even the comatose they don’t dance and tell

We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team

I'm kind of over being 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 recieve
Cause what this palace wants is release

We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team

I’m kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air
So there
I’m kinda older than I was when rebelled without a care
So there

We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
And you know, we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know, we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know, and you know, and you know

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