And I'm not proud of my address
In the torn up town, no post code envy
Lorde is not proud of where she comes from in New Zealand, and doesn’t feel the need to “represent” it, like how Pitbull namedrops Miami constantly, yet she doesn’t wish she lived somewhere else either. This is extremely similar to “Team”:
There’s no post-code envy because nobody knows about her post code. Lorde often talks about how she feels New Zealand is pretty much irrelevant in modern society.
However, Lorde goes to one of the richest schools in New Zealand, and lives in one of the wealthiest suburbs in Auckland, so her claims of lacking “post-code envy” and coming from a “torn-up town” are somewhat controversial to people who actually live in NZ, regardless of the message of her song. In fact Lorde lives in the suburbs, which are areas that are for affluent, succesful people. Since Lorde thinks that nobody should envy her reveals that Lorde thinks that becoming affluent and successful shouldn’t be the only aims in life.
Despite this, even though Lorde isn’t proud of the “bad” neighborhood she lives in, she is not jealous of any other “postal code” (meaning neighborhood/area). Like she says later in the song, she’s “fine with this,” and that she “didn’t come from money.”
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