"Now if you're looking for a savior, well, that's not me." -Lorde, The Path
"Couldn't wait to turn fifteen, then you blink and it's been ten years: growing up a little at a time and all at once..." - Lorde, Secrets from a Girl (Whose Seen It All)
"...Shivering pines and walls of colour: I can't believe I used to stay inside." - Lorde, "Big Star"
Another prickly topic she tackles in the songs "Dominoes", "Mood Ring", "Fallen Fruit", and "Leader of a New Regime" is the way our planet and ourselves along with it are perishing from greed and sudo-spirituality. You know the type: Instagram "influencers" blowing love and light up our @sses, jet-setting to a tourist's version of Hawai'i with no room left for its native sons and daughters, and white ladies burning endangered Indigenous sacred plants to "cleanse their space" as unconsciously they vaporize Young Living essential oils. (I remember Melecio's bright chortle here: "Pharmakeia!(Greek) It's witchcraft!")
"Oh was enlightenment found? No, but I'm trying, taking it one year at a time." - Lorde, "Oceanic Feeling"
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” - C.S. Lewis
"It's all just a dream; I wanna wake up, I wanna wake up..." - Lorde, "California"
Mood Ring Premier Screengrab from wtfisuptaylor on tumblr
Lorde eye Gif by itszonez on tumblr