Song of the Day #4,176: ‘Homemade Dynamite’ – Lorde

Best Albums of the 2010s – #14
Melodrama – Lorde (2017)

Both of Lorde’s albums came out this decade, with 2013’s Pure Heroine introducing the startling young talent to the world and 2017’s Melodrama proving that she was far from a one-album fluke.

I’m a big fan of both albums, but for my money Melodrama is definitely the stronger effort. It takes more risks both musically and lyrically, all of which pay off.

While being completely herself, Lorde managed to usher in a new sound you can hear in acts like Alessia Cara, Halsey and Billie Eilish. Her influence can also be heard in the newer music of established artists like Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. Quite an accomplishment for a woman who had barely turned 20 when this album was released.

Lorde is one of seven acts in my 2010s Top 20 who I saw in concert during the decade. That tour (for this album) did not do very well, unfortunately. I’m sure Lorde will rebound from that disappointment by once again doing whatever the hell she wants to do artistically, and I for one can’t wait.

[Verse 1]
A couple rebel top gun pilots
Flying with nowhere to be
Don’t know you super well
But I think that you might be the same as me
Behave abnormally

[Pre-Chorus]
Let’s let things come out of the woodwork
I’ll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies
Yeah, awesome right?
So let’s let things come out of the woodwork
I’ll give you my best side, tell you all my best lines
Seeing me rolling, showing someone else love
Dancing with our shoes off
Know I think you’re awesome, right?

[Chorus]
Our rules, our dreams, we’re blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite

[Verse 2]
Might get your friend to drive, but he can hardly see
We’ll end up painted on the road
Red and chrome
All the broken glass sparkling
I guess we’re partying

[Pre-Chorus]
So let’s let things come out of the woodwork
I’ll give you my best side, tell you all my best lies
Seeing me rolling, showing someone else love
Hands under your t-shirt
Know I think you’re awesome, right?

[Chorus]
Our rules, our dreams, we’re blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Now you know it’s really gonna blow

Our rules, our dreams, we’re blind
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite

[Outro]
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite
Our friends, our drinks, we get inspired
Blowing shit up with homemade d-d-d-dynamite

4 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,176: ‘Homemade Dynamite’ – Lorde

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    I’m not sure I would agree that Lorde’s sophomore album was stronger than her debut, but I too look forward to hearing more from Lorde in the future.

  2. willedare says:

    Thank you yet again for opening my ears to some new (to me) music. All I knew about Lorde was her original big hit Royals.

  3. Maddie says:

    I do think this album was stronger in some ways, I’m looking forward to seeing what’s next for Lorde. She’s not an artist I return to quite so often, but she has some really well-contructed songs on here as well as on her first album.

  4. The Cool Guy (Daniel) says:

    I love the raw energy of Pure Heroine. Though there are many moments where I find Melodrama musically and lyrically stronger, there’s something about the tightened up production and sheen everything is glossed with that makes me gravitate towards the first album more. I do feel that Melodrama is a great album and definitely deserves to be on this list. I’m a big fan of Lorde and though I like Maddie don’t return to her music too often, it’s mostly because it’s such a captivating experience when I do. It’s difficult to do other things when listening to Lorde as all of her songs have a certain enthralling nature.

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