And we'll never be royals (royals)

from Lorde – Royals Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Becoming a royal is not something that just happens spontaneously, so Lorde accepts that she’s never going to be one. In fact, Lorde doesn’t want to be a royal. She knows that she is secretly above the, and that she is her own Queen B.

Surprisingly, Lorde stated that her original idea for this song came from the Kansas City Royalseven though they are far from baseball royalty!

In an interview with VH1 Lorde stated that she saw a picture of a baseball player (George Brett and this gave her the idea for the song:

I’d been kind of thinking about writing that song for a while and been pulling together a couple little lines here and there, and I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said Royals. I was like, I really like that word, because I’m a big word fetishist. I’ll pick a word and I’ll pin an idea to that.

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