Lorde – Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen it All) | Lyrics Meaning Explained
“Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen it All)” is the sixth track on Lorde’s 2021 studio album ‘Solar Power.’ In the song, Lorde talks back to her fifteen-year-old self and assures her that life will turn out okay.
Lorde announced her upcoming third studio album ‘Solar Power‘ to be released on August 20, 2021. Ahead of the new single, Lorde released singles such as “Solar Power” and “Stoned at the Nail Salon.” The album is produced by Jack Antonoff alongside Lorde. Lorde spoke about the inspiration behind her new album in an interview; “Obviously when making this album I did a deep-dive into ’60s, Flower Child culture. I wanted to understand the commune life, dropping out from society and trying to start again.”
On Apple Music, Lorde explained the meaning behind the song; “This is me talking to my younger self trying to impart some of the things that I learned. It was a fun place to write from. To me it’s very Eurythmics meets Robyn. And then we got Robyn to do the incredible spoken part. She’s someone I have learned a huge amount from, through song. She really completed the experience.”
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Lorde “Secrets from a Girl (Who’s Seen it All)” Lyrics Meaning & Song Review
In this song, Lorde sings about how every child eagers to become an adult and do adult things. Lorde could not wait to turn fifteen and do all the teen things everyone was doing. However, teenage years come with a whole lot of mixed adventures and emotions.
Couldn’t wait to turn fifteen
Then you blink and it’s been ten years
Growing up a little at a time, then, all at once
Childhood seems to last forever. However, as soon as you step into adulthood, life seems to move into an inescapable race. All the days seem a blur. This is why most of us have vivid memories of our childhoods and a blurry haze of our adulthoods.
Now, at 25-years-old, Lorde says she has seen it all. Being one of the biggest superstars in the world, she has had her share of glory days. She undoubtedly has had her share of bad times as well. So, she calls herself someone who has seen it all, and wants to pass on an important message to every child who looks up to her.
Your dreams and inner visions
All your mystical ambitions, they won’t let you down
Do your best to trust all the rays of light
The secret to success is loving what you do and doing what you love. Once you find that passion of yours, don’t let it go. Work towards your goal every day. Every little effort you put into your dream will accumulate. One day, your dream will not look like a massive leap. All the little steps you made toward it, have taken you ever so close to it.
At fifteen, a lot of girls want to find love. Every girl has the dream of finding their prince charming and falling into their hands in a fantasy that lasts forever. The reality is that this dream is rarely realized for most of them. The reality is that life will put you through the mill of heartbreaks. But, at fifteen, this should not mean the end of everything. Lorde says that “You’re gonna love again, so just try staying open.”
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