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Bravado
Lorde Lyrics


All my life
I've been fighting a war
I can't talk to you or your friends
It's not only you
My heart jumps around when I'm alluded to
This will not do

'Cause I was raised up
To be admired to be noticed
But when you're withdrawn it's the closest thing
To assault when all eyes are on you
This will not do

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

I'm faking glory
Lick my lips toss my hair
And send a smile over
And the stories brand new
But I can take it from here
I'll find my own bravado

It's a switch flipped
It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa
And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this

It's in your blood stream
A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size

I was frightened of every little thing
That I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me

But I learnt not to want
The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out
I want the applause the approval the things that make me go

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

It's a switch flipped
It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa
And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this

It's in your blood stream
A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size

I was frightened of every little thing
That I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me

But I learnt not to want
The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out
I want the applause the approval the things that make me go

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ELLA MARIJA LA YELICH O'CONNOR, JOEL LITTLE

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Lauren Stone

All my life
I've been fighting a war
I can't talk to you or your friends
It's not only you
My heart jumps around when I'm alluded to
This will not do

'Cause I was raised up
To be admired to be noticed
But when you're withdrawn it's the closest thing
To assault when all eyes are on you
This will not do

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

I'm faking glory
Lick my lips toss my hair
And send a smile over
And the stories brand new
But I can take it from here
I'll find my own bravado

It's a switch flipped
It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa
And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this

It's in your blood stream
A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size

I was frightened of every little thing
That I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me

But I learnt not to want
The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out
I want the applause the approval the things that make me go

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh

It's a switch flipped
It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa
And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this

It's in your blood stream
A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size

I was frightened of every little thing
That I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me

But I learnt not to want
The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out
I want the applause the approval the things that make me go

Oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh



Andrew Hines

All my life, I've been fighting a war
I can't talk to you or your friends
It's not only you
My heart jumps around when I'm alluded to
This will not do
'Cause I was raised up to be admired, to be noticed
But when you're withdrawn
It's the closest thing to assault when all eyes are on you
This will not do


I'm faking glory
Lick my lips, toss my hair
And turn the smile on
And the story's brand new
But I can take it from here
I'll find my own bravado


It's a switch flipped, it's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipse, whoa
And I can tell you that, when the lights come on, I'll be ready for this
It's in your bloodstream, a collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scaled without thinking of size
I was frightened of every little thing that I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me but
I learned not to want the quiet of a room with no-one around to find me out
I want the applause, the approval, the things that make me go "oh"


It's a switch flipped, it's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipse, whoa
And I can tell you that, when the lights come on, I'll be ready for this
It's in your bloodstream, a collision of atoms that happens before your eyes
It's a marathon run or a mountain you scaled without thinking of size
I was frightened of every little thing that I thought was out to get me down
To trip me up and laugh at me but
I learned not to want the quiet of a room with no-one around to find me out
I want the applause, the approval, the things that make me go "oh"


-Ella Yelich O'Connor, Joel Little



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Anna Louise

This whole album has its own minimalistic aesthetic that takes me back to how I felt when I first discovered Lorde. It was like she reminded us all to savor the precious things in life and take a step back and appreciate the simplicity, and for some weird reason the whole album from start to finish reminds me of when I was in New Zealand ten years ago and the quiet of the pool and the coolness of the room I stayed in at my host family's, it's like she was able to capture the feeling of her home in her sound and I don't know how she did it but it's pretty incredible when an artist can do that.

Christie Neutz

I definitely agree! This is her best album by far! I saw her on tour for this album years ago and it was incredible! She should go back tot his kinda music! This is way better then Solar Power

Jamaal dagreatest

This is the exact feeling I get ! Thank you for putting it more eloquently than I ever could but it’s this exact feeling every single time I listen to this entire album.

Julian Leil

Glad to see someone appreciating the minimalist beauty of "Pure Heroine". Truly a masterpiece of its decade!

Malia Fasi Smith

where r u from? and where in new zealand did u stay in?

charles Jumawan

Pure heroine because she save the music industry

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Well pure heroine created a new revolution in the music industry.🖤

Pedro Igor

purrrrrr

Martha Stromberg

@Purpleoctopie But 'heroin' is spelled different. Lorde does not strike me a drug addict.

Mateus Ribeiro

I always thought this ambiguity was on purpose.

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