Still Sane - Lorde



The Experience: I'm not in the swing of things yet. Not exactly sure of where I'm going or what I want or what I really mean with my newfound fame...   

Music Video: Still waiting...


The Meaning of Still Sane is about Lorde and her newfound fame. But fame is like being a politician - only bad people live to see their likeness set in stone. So where is she headed? She asks herself what does that make me? She doesn't know herself, hiding that I'm terrified, not really in the swing of things. No-one (least of all, at 17) can tell what their future will be. Lorde at least leaves us with the promise that she's still sane, and that she doesn't want to be like other fame-drugged artists, tripping over onstage. 
Click here for reviews of other songs from Lorde's album Pure Heroine. 

Ask Yourself: What would I do if I was suddenly famous? What would I change? What should I hold onto?


LYRICS:
Today is my birthday
And I'm riding high
Hair is dripping,
Hiding that I'm terrified
But this is summer,
Playing dumber than in fall
Everything I say falls right back
Into everything
I'm not in the swing of things
But what I really mean is
Not in the swing of things yet

Riding around on the bikes,
We're still sane
I won't be her,
Tripping over onstage
Hey,
It's all cool
I still like hotels
But I think that'll change
Still like hotels
And my newfound fame
Hey,
Promise I can stay good

(Everything feels right)
I'm little but I'm coming for the crown
I'm little but I'm coming for you
(Chase paper, get it)
I'm little but I'm coming for the title
Held by everyone who's up
All work and no play
Never made me lose it
All business all day
Keeps me up a level
All work and no play
Keeps me on the new sh-t
Yeah


All work and no play,
Lemme count the bruises
All business all day
Keeps me up a level
All work and no play
Lonely on that new sh-t
Yeah
Yeah

Only bad people live to see
Their likeness in stone
Only bad people live to see
Their likeness set in stone
What does that make me

I'm not in the swing of things
But what I really mean is
Not in the swing of things yet
Not in the swing of things yet

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