Let me be your ruler (ruler), you can call me Queen Bee

from Lorde – Royals Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Lorde has confirmed that this is indeed “queen bee.” As in the insect, not Beyoncé. So she does show some desire to be in charge, but doesn’t want to be the actual queen. She would rather be the “queen” of her own group, not the ruler of an entire country.

Bees are incredibly special as they work on a “hive mind” mentality. Lorde and her group share their intelligence, which allows them to become more enlightened. This is a stark contrast to modern society, which unknowingly isolates everyone.

This carries on the buzz mentioned before — Bees make a buzzing sound.

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