Yellow Flicker Beat Lyrics by Lorde


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Yellow Flicker Beat Lyrics
I'm a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm
And the scars that mark my body, they're silver and gold
My blood is a flood of rubies, precious stones
It keeps my veins hot, the fires find a home in me
I move through town, I'm quiet like a fire
And my necklace is of rope, I tie it and untie it

And now people talk to me, but nothing ever hits home
People talk to me, and all the voices just burn holes.

[Chorus]
I'm going in (ooh)
This is the start of how it ever ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I'm speeding up and this is the
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart
We're at the start, the colors disappear
I never watch the stars, there's so much down here
So I just try, keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

I dream all year, but they're not the sweet kinds
And the shivers move down my shoulder blades in double time

And now people talk to me I'm slipping out of reach now
People talk to me, and all their faces blur
But I got my fingers laced together and I made a little prison
And I'm locking up everyone who ever laid a finger on me

I'm going in (ooh)
This is the start of how it ever ends
They used to shout my name, now they whisper it
I'm speeding up and this is the
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart
We're at the start, the colors disappear
I never watch the stars, there's so much down here
So I just try, keep up with them
Red, orange, yellow flicker beat sparking up my heart

And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat
Sparking up my heart
And this is the red, orange, yellow flicker beat, beat, beat, beat
beat...
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Yellow Flicker Beat Info:

• According to Lorde, it was her "attempt at getting inside" the head of the movie series' heroine Katniss Everdeen.

"Basically I wrote the song specifically for the movie, it wasn't something that I had to draft up previously. I reread the books, and I just wanted to tap into everything that Katniss is feeling in that film and what's the crazy stuff that goes on... I just wanted to make something kind of dark and haunting."

• Lorde also previously contributed to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack, where she did a cover of Tears For Fears' Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Kanye West did Flicker, a remix the song for the compilation. Lorde had to cold-call the rapper-producer and ask him to do it, which she admitted to Billboard magazine was no simple thing for her.

"I'm the worst person ever at talking to people I don't know on the phone - I can't even order pizza, I would put off calling him. I'd say, it's 12:57, I'll do it at 1."

She also said: "It was cool that he was into the song, and he re-imagined it in this different way as it was produced. He sang it to me - I guess he made the sounds with his mouth - and I was like, 'This is not going to work. This doesn't sound like something that's going to be cool.' But of course it was cool, and it worked as the other side of the coin as my version."

From the Album:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 Soundtrack (2014)

Released:
September 29th, 2014

Recorded:
28-29 August 2014;
Lakehouse Recording Studios (New Jersey)

Genre:
Art pop, electropop

Length:
3:52

Writers:
Ella Yelich-O'Connor
Joel Little

Producer:
Paul Epworth

Music video:
"Yellow Flicker Beat" on YouTube

The video was directed by Emily Kai Bock, and was released on November 7th, 2014 at midnight (NZDT), when Lorde turned eighteen years old.

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