Song of the Day #2,022: ‘Tennis Court’ – Lorde

lorde_pure_heroinGuest blogger Dana continues…

Dana’s Best Songs of 2013
Lorde – ‘Tennis Court’

 
Truth be told, I would probably put ‘Royals’ in this spot, but, since you have already featured that one on your blog, I am going instead here with another major favorite.

I came to ‘Royals,’ like most people (other than you:-)), through radio play. But I came to discover ‘Tennis Court’ through my daughter’s obsession with Lorde and her purchase of the album (Thank you iCloud!).

When I first listened to the album, I was predisposed to believe that nothing could come close to ‘Royals,’ but I was disabused of that notion after about 10 seconds of listening to this opening track.

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, killin’ 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 from the little bright things I bought
But I know they’ll never own me (Yeah)

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 smilin’ 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 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)

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 smilin’ 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 soft with the triple is it
I fall apart, with all my heart
And you can watch from your window
And you can watch from your window

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 smilin’ 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)

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3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,022: ‘Tennis Court’ – Lorde

  1. Dana says:

    Is this the official video? Odd.

  2. Clay says:

    Yeah… pretty creepy, huh?

    I had the same experience with this album. I’d heard ‘Royals’ and read good things about Lorde overall but I was still pleasantly surprised right out of the gate when I heard ‘Tennis Court.’ It’s so spare and evocative.

  3. pegclifton says:

    Well, I’m about to go play tennis and this puts a whole new meaning to the game for me :)

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