I've never seen a diamond in the flesh
I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies
And I'm not proud of my address
In a torn up town, no postcode envy

But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

My friends and I, we've cracked the code
We count our dollars on the train to the party
And everyone who knows us knows
That we're fine with this, we didn't come from money

But every song's like
Gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
We don't care
We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams
But everybody's like
Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece
Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
We don't care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy

Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
We're bigger than we ever dreamed
And I'm in love with being queen
Oh
Oh (oh, oh)
Life is great without a care
We aren't caught up in your love affair

And we'll never be royals (royals)
It don't run in our blood
That kind of luxe just ain't for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your ruler (ruler)
You can call me queen bee
And baby, I'll rule (I'll rule, I'll rule, I'll rule)
Let me live that fantasy


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Royals Lyrics as written by Joel Little Ella Marija La Yelich O'connor

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    My InterpretationWell, I think the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory if you really look at the lyrics. The whole song is talking about the misleading of the media and popular celebrities.

    I've never seen a diamond in the flesh

    (Unlike Rihanna, she's never seen a diamond in real life)


    I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies

    (That's an expression that means that she had her first experience with a wedding ring in a movie)


    And I'm not proud of my address, in the torn up town
    No post code envy

    (Pretty obvious. She isn't proud of where she lives, and doesn't feel the need to 'represent' it like all the rappers do)


    But every song's like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin' in the bathroom
    Blood stains, ball gowns, trashin' the hotel room
    We don't care, we're driving Cadillacs in our dreams

    (She's talking about how in songs, people are only ever talk about these materialistic things, drugs, sex, partying. Whereas in reality the closest she can come to even riding a Cadillac is in her dreams.)


    But everybody's like Cristal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece.
    Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash
    We don't care, we aren't caught up in your love affair

    (Again, more things that music idolizes, and she will never be able to relate to.)


    And we'll never be royals
    It don't run in our blood
    That kind of luxe just ain't for us
    We crave a different kind of buzz

    (Basically, she will never be 'royal' and experience all of these 'cool' things that singers talk about. But, in all honesty, she's much happier without having experienced all of that 'it don't run in our blood...we crave a different kind of buzz')


    Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen Bee

    (Queen Bee=Beyonce.)


    And baby I'll rule (I'll rule I'll rule I'll rule)
    Let me live that fantasy

    (She is saying that she wants to rule her own life, and be able to enjoy a simple life without experiencing all of the things these singers idolize, and wants the media to allow her, as a singer as well, to do so 'let me live that fantasy'.)


    My friends and I we've cracked the code
    We count our dollars on the train to the party
    And everyone who knows us knows that we're fine with this
    We didn't come from money.

    (Before she goes to any parties, her and her friends count all of their money to make sure they'll be able to actually get in. This shows that, unlike many of the other singers, she can't just 'walk into the club', she is a normal person who doesn't have millions of dollars, and she's fine with this.)


    We're bigger than we ever dreamed, and I'm in love with being queen
    Life is great without a care
    We aren't caught up in your love affair

    (She's in love with being 'queen' of her own, non-royal, lifestyle, and thinks that her life is much better than their drug-party-sex filled lives)

    :)
    bronxnycon October 27, 2013   Link

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