Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
Lorde contrasts these trends of the modern party culture to the opulence of the very rich. As Queen Bee, Lorde paints the picture of her being the leader of the people who aren’t royal.
However, the contrast of the two different sides of society shows that these sides aren’t as different as one might think. With both aspects revealing great excess — the Grey Goose drinkers and the blood-stained royals indulging.
These “royals” pretty much define luxury, whereas the violence Lorde mixes in with conveys that even they see something wrong with their positions. Lorde isn’t happy that these people have their lives' already made for them — when the rest of the world lives in poverty.
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