Don't you think that it's boring how people talk?
Making smart with their words again, well I'm bored
Lorde thinks gossip is boring and that talking is for the squares of the world. Actions always speak louder. The verbal prattle of gossip is like the back-and-forth of a tennis ball, and a courtly ritual, put bluntly.
As the first words of Pure Heroine, it presents just one part of the larger theme. She jabs against shallowness in adolescence in “Royals.”
This aspect is expanded on in A World Alone.
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