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Lorde - Ribs

The drink you spilled all over me
Lover's spit left on repeat
My mom and dad let me stay home
It drives you crazy, getting old

We can talk it so good
We can make it so divine
We can talk it good, how you wish it would be all the time

[Chorus: Verse 1](2x)

[Verse 2:]
This dream isn't feeling sweet
We're reeling through the midnight streets
And I've never felt more alone
It feels so scary getting old


[Chorus: Verse 2](2x)

You're the only friend I need
Sharing beds like little kids
Laughing til our ribs get tired
That I will never be enough...

“Ribs” is an ethereal lament about adolescence, and the bittersweet experience of growing up. Lorde has said she especially likes the song. Lorde sings in the same deep, smoky voice showcased in her cover of “Swingin' Party”, and then switching to a younger, higher voice in the choruses. She debuted it live in New York at Le Poisson Rouge on August 6. She later premiered the track on KCRW. Lorde talked about what inspired this song at a concert: "I wrote this song on a Monday in February, last year. And I wrote it following this weekend where my and my sister and our best friend threw this huge house party at my place. Like the kind of house party where people eating all the shit out of your fridge and freezer, like, defrosting things in your microwave… And at the end, everyone just crashed at my house, on the floor of every room. And there was one guy who came around after lights out… and he crashed with me and my best friend in my bed. And I couldn’t sleep. And he’s like ‘What is it?’ and I was like ‘What we just did is cool. It’s cool. You know, doing this thing, throwing this house party, it’s adult. And there’s something scary about doing something that is in a different world than the one you know. My whole life I’ve been doing the things that kids do, you know, fucking around and not having any responsibility. It’s scared me to think of having one foot in that adult world because who says that we can go back? Like, can you be a kid and still do adult things? Do you have to leave that world behind? And this is the thought that keeps me up at night, all the time."

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