Yellow Flicker Beat - Lorde



The Experience: I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than the storm... Lorde brings us the sound of Mockingjay Part 1's sorrows and struggles...

Music video: Lorde lives total isolation in a music video that tries to get inside the Mockingjay's head. The message: no one knows your struggles, and no one can help you get through them, and no strength except your own heart. Only you can persevere, especially when the people who used to shout my name, now they whisper it.


The Meaning of Yellow Flicker Beat: Lorde has said that the Mockingjay soundtrack, which she has been picked to curate, will be a total surprise, but that doesn't seem to stop her from being genuine Lorde. This lead single is in perfect tune with Lorde's enigmatic style. Alone, and abandoned verges on cold and heartless. But Lorde's not willing to tell us who's fault that is... theirs or ours.

Ask yourself: Do life's storms polish you or rough you up? Are your scars good for you?

LYRICS:

I'm a princess cut from marble,smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they're silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me
I move through town, I'm quiet like a fire
And my necklace is of opal, I tie it and untie it

And our people talk to me, but nothing ever hits
So people talk to me, and all the voices just burn holes
I'm going in (ooh)

This is the start of how it all ever ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I'm speeding up and this is the
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart
We rip the start, the colors disappear
I never watch the stars there's so much down here
So I just try to keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

I dream all year, but they're not the same kinds
And the shivers move down my shoulder blades in double time

And now people talk to me I'm slipping out of reach now
People talk to me, and all their faces blur
But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison
And I'm locking up everyone that ever laid a finger on me
I'm going in (ooh)

This is the start of how it all ever ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I'm speeding up and this is the
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart
We rip the start, the colors disappear
I never watch the stars there's so much down here
So I just try to keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

Oh oh oh

And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart

Oh oh oh

And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat-beat-beat-beat.

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