And we're slipping off the course that we prepared
But in all chaos, there is calculation

from Lorde – Glory and Gore Lyrics on Rap Genius


Lorde compares her journey and the journey of her generation to a ship that has moved off course. At the start of her life, she was idealistic and desired a life of pure and virtuous pursuits.

However, time has worn her out and he resolve to be good has been drained. Countless people who start with good intentions are eventually corrupted.

Despite the deviation from her intended path in life, Lorde thinks that there is something that can save her, something which will redeem her. She will be glorious.

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