400 Lux - Lorde


The Experience: We're never done with killing time. Can I kill it with you? A song about being normal, about waiting in the car with someone you're cool with.  
Music video: Still waiting... 

The Meaning of 400 Lux is - like most of Lorde's songs - about the simple things. Killing time, you pick me up and take me home again. Yeah, not a lot to do (or a lot to not do). It may be hollow (empty) but at least we're brave enough to admit it. As we kill time, I'm glad you're with me, glad you stayed. I like you.
Click here for reviews of other songs from Lorde's album Pure Heroine. 

Ask Yourself: Do I rush around doing things or spend time, even killing time with the people I like? Am I for things or for people?


LYRICS:

We're never done with killing time
Can I kill it with you?
Till our veins run red and...blue
We come around here all the time
Got a lot to not do, let me kill it with you

You pick me up and take me home again
Head out the window again
We're hollow like the bottles that we drain
You drape your wrist over the steering wheel
Moses can drive from here
We might be hollow, but we're brave

And I like you
I love these roads where the houses don't change
And I like you
Where we can talk like there's something to say
And I like you
I'm glad that we stopped kissing the tar on the highway
And I like you
We move in between streets
I'd like it if you stayed

Now wear long sleeves, and the heating comes on
You buy me orange juice
We're getting good at this
Dreams of clean teeth
I can tell that you're tired
But you keep the car on
While you're waiting out front

You pick me up and take me home again
Head out the window again
We're hollow like the bottles that we drain
You drape your wrist over the steering wheel
Moses can drive from here
We might be hollow, but we're brave

And I like you
I love these roads where the houses don't change
And I like you
Where we can talk like there's something to say
And I like you
I'm glad that we stopped kissing the tar on the highway
And I like you
We move in between streets
I'd like it if you stayed

We're never done with killing time
Can I kill it with you?
Till our veins run red and...blue
We come around here all the time
Got a lot to not do, let me kill it with you

And I like you
I love these roads where the houses don't change
And I like you
Where we can talk like there's something to say
And I like you
I'm glad that we stopped kissing the tar on the highway
And I like you
We move in between streets
I'd like it if you stayed

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