Figuring out Lorde’s Christian Roots Part 12 (UPDATED)

Figuring out Lorde’s Christian Roots Part 12

UPDATED (David Bruce commented “She didn’t say she was a big Jesus believer. She said she was a big Yeezus believer. Which is a Kanye West album. Which incidentally is a blasphemous, hateful piece of garbage from what I’ve heard of it.” This sets me straight concerning what Lorde said in the video that I saw. She did not say that she was a “big Jesus believer.” )

Lorde performing “The Love Club” Live on KCRW

Published on Aug 9, 2013

Lorde is a sensation in her native New Zealand and the 16-year-old singer is making quite a splash on our coast as well. Her vocal and lyrical prowess at such a young age is impressive, as she gives us snapshots of her teenage life. We’re excited for her Morning Becomes Eclectic

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It is hard to figure out this New Zealand newcomer and her Christian roots but I am going to attempt to in this series of posts. Here is an interview where she describes herself as a “big Jesus believer.

One way to get a better idea about a person is to take a closer look at their lyrics. Here is a discussion about one of Lorde’s songs that I really like.

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Here are the lyrics to the “Love Club.”

I’m in a clique but I want out
It’s not the same as when I was punched
In the old days there was enough
The card games and ease with the bitter salt of blood
I was in but I want out
My mother’s love is choking me
I’m sick of words that hang above my head
What about the kid? It’s time the kid got free

Be a part of the love club
Everything will glow for you
You’ll get punched for the love club
For the love club

I joined the club and it’s all on
There are fights for being my best friend
And the girls get their claws out
There’s something about hanging out with the wicked kids
Take the pill make it too ill
The other day I forgot my old address
I’m sitting pretty on the throne
There’s nothing more I want
Except to be alone

Be a part of the love club
Everything will glow for you
You’ll get punched for the love club
For the love club

Your clothes are soaked and you don’t know where to go
So drop your chin and take yourself back home
And roll out your maps and papers
Find out your hiding places again
The only problem that I got with the club
Is how you’re severed from the people who watched you grow up
When you’re a member go on your great adventure again
They will be waiting at the end

Be a part of the love club
Everything will glow for you
You’ll get punched for the love club
For the love club

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My Interpretation:You know when you feel so alone in the middle of an existential crisis? I think this song could be about any kind of vice, an abusive relationship or even of joining a drug dealing violent gang. It could really be about anything, like when you trade everything for just a little bit of fun. Joining this “club” was fun when you first started doing it (maybe drugs, maybe when you started going out with somebody, maybe you started gambling and you were winning) thats why Lorde says :Be part of the love club, everything will glow for you” sounds inviting right?

but then everything turns around and it starts getting out of control (youve become an addict, the relationship turned out abusive and leeched you dry, you gambled all your money) and now youre hitting rock bottom even though you were even in “the throne” and have to become humble to get your family back and all your life like before.

It puts so much emphasis in “you’ll get punched for the love club, for the love club” that at the end what the stupid metaphorical “love club” wasn’t even what YOU wanted in the first place.

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