Team Lyrics by Lorde


Lorde Lyrics

Team Lyrics
Wait 'til you're announced
We've not yet lost all our graces
The hounds will stay in chains
Look upon your greatness
That you'll send
The call I'll send

Call all the ladies out
They're in their finery
A hundreds jewels on throats
A hundred jewels between teeth
Now bring my boys in
Their skin in craters like the moon
The moon we love like a brother, while he glows through the room

Dancin' around the lies we tell
Dancin' around big eyes as well
Even the comatose they don't dance and tell

[Chorus]
We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team

I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air, so there
So all the cups got broke shards beneath our feet but it wasn't my fault
And everyone's competing for a love they won't receive
'Cause what this palace wants is release

[Chorus]
We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team

I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air
So there
I'm kinda older than I was when I revelled without a care
So there

[Chorus]
We live in cities you'll never see on screen
Not very pretty, but we sure know how to run free
Living in ruins of the palace within my dreams
And you know, we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know, we're on each other's team
We're on each other's team
And you know, and you know, and you know
Writer: Little, Joel / Yelich-O'Connor, Ella
Copyright: Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing
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Team Info:

Team is from Lorde's debut album, Pure Heroine. The song was released on September 13th, 2013 as the album's third single by Universal Music. Lorde and Joel Little wrote the song, with Little producing it. It was was written while Lorde was travelling the world.

Lorde told The Fader there are two lines on the song that are particularly important to her. She said: "One of them was: 'We live in cities you'll never see onscreen.' Because I like in Auckland, which is definitely not New York. It just felt important for me to be speaking for the minority. Coming from a small city, somewhere that feels unimportant, you just wanna get out of there. You're whole teenage life

The other line is: 'I'm kind of over getting told to throw my hands up in the air.' Because, there's been so much of that in pop music, and I'm like, this is the stupidest thing. Being told to put your hands in the air? That's the last thing I wanna do right now. I just wanted to be a bit more realistic. I don't if that's relating to young people in general, or just people who listen to pop."

Joel Little told Billboard magazine: "Team was a beat that I had floating around. I thought I'd be able to do something cool with it, but every time I started playing around with it, it didn't feel quite right. I was at home and I did a melody for the intro section, where it's just a double a cappella of her voice. It popped into my head and I was like, 'I can do something where it starts off super slow and dark and it's just her. If we can find a way to loop he last little bit and speed it up, then it will be a bit of a twist.' So I went into the studio with that idea, had her put the Lyrics together for that intro, and it went from there. I'm proud of that song; it's a good one."

From the Album:
Pure Heroine (2013)

Released:
September 13th, 2013

Format:
Digital download

Recorded:
Late 2012 to early 2013 at Golden Age Studios, Morningside, Auckland, New Zealand

Genre:
Pop
rock
EDM
electrohop

Length:
3:13

Label: Universal

Writers:
Ella Yelich-O'Connor
Joel Little

Producer:
Joel Little

Music video:
"Team" on YouTube

On December 3, 2013 the official video was released and uploaded to Vevo at 10am. The video was filmed in Red Hook, Brooklyn and directed by Young Replicant, and potrays "vaguely sinister sequences involving teens in a kind of enclave with Lorde". Upon release the video crashed Vevo's channel due to a large number of views.

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