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Tennis Court - Lorde

Tennis Court

Pure Heroine
pop electronic indie Lorde indietronica


"Tennis Court" is a song by New Zealand singer Lorde, taken from her debut album Pure Heroine (2013). On 7 June 2013, the song was released as the album's second single by Universal Music Group, following "Royals". Tennis Court EP was also released, comprising three additional tracks. "Tennis Court" served as the fourth single from Pure Heroine in the United States. Written by Lorde and Joel Little and produced by Little, "Tennis Court" combines alternative pop, art pop and electropop genres with elements from downtempo, hip hop and EDM. It features synthesisers and electronic pulses in its composition. The lyrics address Lorde's new-found fame and criticise the "high life." "Tennis Court" was well received by critics, who complimented the song's production and musical style. The single garnered success in Oceania, peaking at number one on the New Zealand singles chart and entering the top thirty chart in Australia. In Europe, it charted in Belgium (in both Flanders and Wallonia), France, the UK and Germany; the song also appeared on multiple US charts. "Tennis Court" was certified platinum by both the Australian Recording Industry Association and Recorded Music NZ. A music video for the song was directed by Joel Kefali and features Lorde staring into the camera during one continuous shot. To promote Pure Heroine and the song, Lorde performed "Tennis Court" several times, including on Live on Letterman.


Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor (born 7 November 1996), known by her stage name "Lorde" (pronounced "lord"), is a Grammy Award-winning New Zealand singer-songwriter. She released her first EP, The Love Club EP, in March 2013, and her first single, Royals, in June 2013. Her debut album, Pure Heroine, was released on September 27, 2013, and was followed by Melodrama in 2017. She chose her stage name due to her fascination with "royals and aristocracy". Show more ...

Tennis Court - Lorde

Don't you think that it's boring how people talk
Making smart with their words again, well I'm bored
Because I'm doing this for the thrill of it, killin' it

Never not chasing a million things I want
And I am only as young as the minute is full of it
Getting pumped up from the little bright things I bought
But I know they'll never own me

(Yeah)

Baby, be the class clown
I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care
(yeah)

We're so happy, even when we're smilin' out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah (yeah)

Pretty soon I'll be getting on my first plane
I'll see the veins of my city like they do in space
But my head's filling up fast with the wicked games, up in flames
How can I fuck with the fun again when I'm known
?
And my boys trip me up with their heads again, loving them
Everything's cool when we're all in line, for the throne
But I know it's not forever

(Yeah)

Baby, be the class clown
I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care
(yeah)

We're so happy, even when we're smilin' out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah (yeah)

It looked alright in the pictures
(yeah)

Getting caught soft with the triple is it
I fall apart, with all my heart
And you can watch from your window

[Laughs]

And you can watch from your window

Baby, be the class clown
I'll be the beauty queen in tears
It's a new art form showing people how little we care
(yeah)

We're so happy, even when we're smilin' out of fear
Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah (yeah)

And talk it up like yeah
(yeah)

And talk it up like yeah
(yeah)

Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah
(yeah)

And talk it up like yeah
(yeah)

And talk it up like yeah
(yeah)

Let's go down to the tennis court, and talk it up like yeah
(Yeah)



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