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Lorde - Tennis Court Lyrics

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TitleTennis Court
ArtistLorde
AlbumPure Heroine (Extended) [2013], Track 1
Pure Heroine [2013], Track 1
Tennis Court - Single [2013], Track 1
GenreAlternative, Pop
Duration00:03:22
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Song lyrics
Don't you think that it's boring how people talk
Making smart with their words again - well, I'm bored
Because I'm doing this for the thrill of it, killing it
Never not chasing a million things I want
And I am only as young as the minute is full of it
Getting pumped up on the little bright things I bought
But I know they'll never own me (Yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, be the class clown, I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care (Yeah)
We're so happy even when we're smiling out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)

Pretty soon I'll be getting on my first plane
I'll see the veins of my city like they do in space
But my head's filling up fast with the wicked games, up in flames
How can I fuck with the fun again when I'm known
And my boys trip me up with their heads again, loving them
Everything's cool when we're all in line for the throne
But I know it's not forever (Yeah)

[Chorus]
Baby, be the class clown, I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care (Yeah)
We're so happy even when we're smiling out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)

It looked alright in the pictures (Yeah)
Getting caught's half of the trip though, isn't it (Yeah)
I'll fall apart, with all my heart (Yeah)
You could watch from your window (Yeah)
You could watch from your window

[Chorus]
Baby, be the class clown, I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care (Yeah)
We're so happy even when we're smiling out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
And talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
And talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
And talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
And talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)
Let's go down to the tennis court and talk it up like, yeah (Yeah)

© 2013 Lorde
Written by Ella Yelich-O'Connor & Joel Little
submitted by Aisha on June 7th, 2013
corrected by Katie, Jess_Keko on November 29th, 2013
written by Little, Joel / Yelich-O'connor, Ella
copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing




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0 likes - like | 13-07-2013 13:21 emily11111 
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Lorde is quite obsessed with aristocracy and traditional European customs. Based off that, I think this song is her relating the rebellious "we don't care" attitude of today's youth (the class clowns, beauty queens in tears) to the rebellious attitude of the French Revolution (tennis court oath of 1789). Just an idea