“Sober” – Lorde [YouTube Audio Single]

LYRICS

[Sample] 
I, and I lost my mind
I, and I lost my mind
I, and I lost my mind
I, and I

Oh, God, I’m clean out of air in my lungs
It’s all gone
Played it so nonchalant
It’s time we danced with the truth
Move along with the truth
Ooh (hey)
We’re sleeping through all the days
I’m acting like I don’t see
Every ribbon you used to tie yourself to me

But my hips have missed your hips
So, let’s get to know the kicks
Will you sway with me?
Go astray with me?
(Ah ha)

King and Queen of the Weekend
Ain’t a pill that could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
When you dream with a fever
Bet you wish you could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
These are the games of the weekend
We pretend that we just don’t care
But we care
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
I’m in a dream with a fever
Bet you wish you could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)

Oh, God, I’m closing my teeth
Around this liquor wet
Limelight, lose my mind
I know you’re feeling it too
Can we keep up with the ruse?
Ah ah (hey)
B-bodies all through my house
I know this story by heart:
Jack and Jill get fucked up and possessive
When they get dark

But my hips have missed your hips
So, let’s get to know the kicks
Will you sway with me?
Go astray with me?
(Ah ha)

King and Queen of the Weekend
Ain’t a pill that could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
I’m in a dream with a fever
Bet you wish you could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
These are the games of the weekend
We pretend that we just don’t care
But we care
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
I’m in a dream with a fever
Bet you wish you could touch our rush
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)

Midnight, we’re fading
‘Til daylight, we’re jaded
We know that it’s over
In the morning, you’ll be dancing with all the heartache
And the treason, the fantasies of leaving
But we know that, when it’s over
In the morning, you’ll be dancing with us
(Limelight, lose my mind, limelight, lose my mind)
Oh, dancing with us, oh, dancing with us
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)
Oh, you’ll be dancing with us
(Can you feel it? Can you feel it?)
Dancing with us, us, us
(But what will we do when we’re sober?)

I and I lost my mind
I and I lost my mind

With the release of her album Melodrama scheduled for next week, Lorde has shared a fourth track from the LP. Listen to “Sober” above, courtesy of her YouTube.

“Sober” is a dance-driven tune supported with deep, jungle-like beats and horns. Lyrically, the song focuses on getting high and drinking on the weekend but then asks, “What will we do when we’re sober?”

The 20-year-old artist explained the story behind the song on Twitter:

i wanna tell you about sober
so the first inklings of sober came to me in the back of an uber, and then properly at jack and lena’s kitchen table. i BOLTED to the studio
i’ll never forget writing the first demo it was like a trance i guided jack to the chords almost wordlessly with my hands on his shoulders
it was this really intense booming slow synth thing with a drum outro for ages then malay came thru on my birthday & cracked the code on it
came up with the “midnight, lose my mind” pitched sample on a sinfully hot day in palm springs and also started sober II that day as well
but this song was so important to me because it felt like pop music i hadn’t heard before, this sprawling brass & strange vocal syncopation
& i think we expressed the emotions so purely- it’s leaning & drawling, juvenile & triumphant – impressing someone then embarrassing urself
& that late-saturday-night declaration “WE PRETEND THAT WE JUST DON’T CARE / BUT WE CARE” tasted as fresh & new in my mouth as ice water

Melodrama is scheduled to be released on June 16, 2017. Pick it up on Amazon.

Lorde has shared a few other songs from this LP so far: “Liability,” “Green Light,” and “Perfect Places.”

In related news, Lorde also revealed the first leg of tour dates in support of the album. For more, check out the Lorde Zumic artist page.

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