A World Alone - Lorde


The Experience: My fake friends and all of their noise. There's a lot of two-faced smiles and double-edged schemes, people are talking behind your back about you. Who cares? You're my best friend - when I'm with you, I'm dancing in a world alone.

The Music Video: Still waiting. 

The Meaning of A World Alone attacks fake friends and all their noise. Fake friends who pretend they're studying business. Lorde just remains biting my tongue, I study the floor. When she finds a real friend, her best friend, she leaves that society of pretenders behind and goes dancing in a world alone with her. Ironically, it's actually the fake friends who really live in a world alone - there's no-one they can ever really share the truth with. Forget them, let 'em talk.

Ask Yourself: Do I worry that people are talking behind my back? Or is it enough for me to have my best friend and be in that world alone?


LYRICS:

That slow burn waits while it gets dark
Bruising the sun
I feel grown up with you in your car
I know it's dumb


We both got a million bad habits to kick

Not sleeping is one
We're biting our nails, you're biting my lip
I'm biting my tongue
But people are talking, people are talking
But people are talking, people are talking


Raise a glass, cause I'm not done saying it

They all wanna get rough, get away with it
Let 'em talk, cause we're dancing in this world alone,
World alone, we're alone


All my fake friends and all of their noise

Complain about work
They're studying business, I study the floor
And you haven't stopped smoking all night
Maybe the Internet raised us, or maybe people are jerks
But people are talking, people are talking
But not you
But people are talking, people are talking


Raise a glass, cause I'm not done saying it

They all wanna get rough, get away with it
Let 'em talk, cause we're dancing in this world alone,
World alone, we're alone


All the double-edged people into schemes

They make a mess, then go home and get clean
You're my best friend and we're dancing in a world alone,
A world alone, we're all alone


I know we're not everlasting

We're a trainwreck waiting to happen
One day the blood won't flow so gladly
One day we'll all get still, get still


Raise a glass, cause I'm not done saying it

They all wanna get rough, get away with it
Let 'em talk, cause we're dancing in this world alone,
World alone, we're alone


All the double-edged people into schemes

They make a mess, then go home and get clean
You're my best friend and we're dancing in a world alone,
A world alone, we're all alone


But people are talking, people are talking...

Let 'em talk


Review by Simon Cleary