Lorde – “Stoned At The Nail Salon”

Lorde – “Stoned At The Nail Salon”

I’m so glad to hear that Lorde has not lost her touch.  “Stoned At The Nail Salon” (maybe the most Lana sounding title ever) is a tremendous song.  Lorde’s voice has never been so strong.  The simple acoustic background lets Lorde dominate the song with her vocals and the lyrics, which are the highlight of this song.  I have placed the lyrics below because this is what the song is about.  Lorde has really matured as a song writer.  The line “Got a wishbone drying on the windowsill in my kitchen/Just is case I wake and realise(sic) I’ve chosen wrong”.  Thank you, Lorde, for pulling it off.

“Stoned At The Nail Salon”

Got a wishbone drying on the windowsill in my kitchen
Just in case I wake up and realise I’ve chosen wrong
I love this life that I have
The vine hanging over the door
And the dog who comes when I call
But I wonder sometimes what I’m missing

Well, my hot blood’s been burning for so many summers now
It’s time to cool it down, wherever that leads

‘Cause all the beautiful girls, they will fade like the roses
And all the times they will change, it’ll all come around
I don’t know
Maybe I’m stoned at the nail salon
Maybe I’m just stoned at the nail salon again

Got a memory of waiting in your bed wearing only my earrings
We’d go dancing all over the landmines under our town
But the sun has to rise
When it does, we’ll divide up the papers
Two former hell-raisers
I’m still crazy for you, babe

Well, my hot blood’s been burning for so many summers now
It’s time to cool it down, wherever that leads

‘Cause all the music you loved at sixteen you’ll grow out of
And all the times they will change, it’ll all come around
I don’t know
Maybe I’m just
Maybe I’m just stoned at the nail salon again

Oh, make it good
Oh, make it good
I’d ride and I’d ride on the carousel
‘Round and ’round forever if I could
But it’s time to cool it down
Whatever that means

Spend all the evenings you can with the people who raised you
‘Cause all the times they will change, it’ll all come around
I don’t know
Maybe I’m just stoned at the nail salon
Maybe I’m just stoned at the nail salon again

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