But my head's filling up fast with the wicked games,

from Lorde – Tennis Court Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

However, fame has a negative consequence as well. Seeing some success, Lorde begins to be paranoid. She grows afraid of the negative effects fame and fortune may have on her.

Lorde experiences blood rushing to her head due to her fame. This is similar to the veins of the city which keep the city alive.

Also, considering that Lorde is a fan of The Weeknd, she may have used the phrase “wicked games” in homage to their single of the same name. The song discusses sex and drugs and typical rock ‘n’ roll shenanigans associated with fame.

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