Green Light - Lorde




The Experience: I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it... Hope that someone better is out there, even as you sort through the ruins of your last relationship...


Music video: A disheveled Lorde leaves the club and he doesn't come with her - it's over. The rest of the night is spent travelling. Searching for something. For someone different. She doesn't find him. But she does find hope - the promise of dawn on the horizon as she rests against the chain link fence.

The Meaning of Green Light: I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth. He hurt her. But she can't let go of it - but honey I'll be seein' you 'ever I go. She's waiting for something, for someone new. Because it's not enough to end it - come get my things. That just leaves you empty. An emptiness that more of the same thing - sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom - just can't fill. Lorde knows that someone else has to fill that void. A red light can stop the mess, but it can't help you let go. To do that, a green light has to offer you a new path, a new person, a truer relationship.

Ask yourself: Should I give up on relationships if every one so far was a d-mn liar?

Album: Melodrama (2017)

LYRICS:

I do my makeup in somebody else's car
We order different drinks at the same bars
I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth
She thinks you love the beach, you're such a d-mn liar

Those great whites, they have big teeth
Hope they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey I'll be seein' you 'ever I go
But honey I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom
I whisper things, the city sings 'em back to you

All those rumors, they have big teeth
Hope they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey I'll be seein' you 'ever I go
But honey I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Yes, honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin

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