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Green Light
Lorde Lyrics


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I do my makeup in somebody else's car
We order different drinks at the same bars
I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth
She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar

Well, those great whites, they have big teeth
Oh, they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey, I'll be seein' you, ever, I go
But honey, I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom
I whisper things, the city sings them back to you

All those rumors, they have big teeth
Oh, they bite you
Thought you said that you would always be in love
But you're not in love no more
Did it frighten you
How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
On the light up floor

But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey, I'll be seein' you, ever I go
But honey, I'll be seein' you down every road
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

'Cause honey, I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, honey, I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Yeah, honey, I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Lorde's song "Green Light" explore the aftermath of a breakup and the longing for closure. The start of the song reveals the singer doing her makeup in somebody else's car and ordering different drinks at the same bars, indicating that she is trying to move on and create a new life for herself. However, this new reality is juxtaposed with the truth that she knows about her former lover's actions. His lies and deceit serve as a reminder that their relationship was never what it seemed. The chorus emphasizes her desire for closure as she waits for a "green light" to move forward.


The middle section of the song features the singer reflecting on the memories that haunt her, such as waking up in a different bedroom and whispering words that the city seems to echo back at her. The imagery of "rumors" with "big teeth" biting her is an indication that gossip and speculation about her failed relationship are taking their toll. The chorus is repeated several times, with the singer's desperation to move on becoming increasingly clear.


Line by Line Meaning

I do my makeup in somebody else's car
I am trying to move on from the past by doing things in unconventional places.


We order different drinks at the same bars
Even though we are at the same places, we are not on the same level anymore.


I know about what you did and I wanna scream the truth
I am aware of your lies and deception and I want to let it all out.


She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar
You pretend to have interests you don't, just to impress people.


Well, those great whites, they have big teeth, Oh, they bite you
Rumors can be vicious and hurtful.


Thought you said that you would always be in love, but you're not in love no more
Your promises were empty, as you are no longer invested emotionally.


Did it frighten you, How we kissed when we danced on the light up floor?
The intensity of our connection scared you, as it exposed your deepest fears.


But I hear sounds in my mind, Brand new sounds in my mind
My thoughts are evolving, as I am coming to new realizations.


But honey, I'll be seein' you, ever, I go
I cannot escape your memory, as it follows me everywhere I go.


But honey, I'll be seein' you down every road
You will always be a part of my life, even though we are apart.


I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I am hopeful for the future and ready to move on.


'Cause honey I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I am trying to move forward, but still holding onto our past.


Oh, I wish I could get my things and just let go
I want to move on, but cannot seem to let go of the past.


Sometimes I wake up in a different bedroom
I am struggling to find my footing and my sense of self amidst these changes.


I whisper things, the city sings them back to you
The city reminds me of you, and I cannot escape your memory.


Yeah, honey, I'll come get my things, but I can't let go
I am still holding on to the past, even though I want to move on.


I'm waiting for it, that green light, I want it
I am hopeful for the future and ready for change.




Lyrics © TuneCore Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Jack Antonoff, Joel Little, Ella Yelich O'Connor

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I MISS LORDE OMG

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Great taste in music girl

@sttablilly

I read she was supposedly making new music, but it was delayed cause her dog passed away

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why is lorde always gone when we most need her

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she knows when to attack, we gotta trust the Lorde

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The third day hasnt come yet... wait for it

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