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Music Prompt #9: “Liability” by Lorde #amwriting #music #musicchallenge

Welcome to another Friday Music Prompt. Today I’ve chosen a song showing the softer side of the singer Lorde. The song is called “Liability” and I hope you all enjoy it or at least can feel it.


“Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and record producer. “Royals” was “Lorde’s debut single in mid-2013, becoming an “international cross-over hit.” Lorde’s debut studio album Pure Heroine (2013)” had “positive reviews for her depiction of suburban adolescence.”

The following year, Lorde curated the soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014) and provided its lead single, “Yellow Flicker Beat“. Lorde released her second studio album Melodrama (2017) after a three-year hiatus, launched with “Green Light” as its lead single.” The album “dealt with themes of heartbreak and solitude” (Wikipidia.com). Lorde is only 21-years-old.


Lorde Bonnaroo Music Festival

Credit: Lorde at the Bonnaroo Music Festival (Wikipedia.com).


“Liability” – Lorde


Use Lorde’s song as inspiration for any form of creative expression (including but not limited to short stories, poems, lyrics, artwork, photography, etc. Alternatively, If you are a musician use this as an opportunity to showcase your own work.

What do you think the point of the song is? Why is the singer a “liability” when her lover is the one who is a “little much” for her?  Have you ever felt the kind of heartbreak the singer experiences? The kind where you can’t have who you want, who you love a great deal? 

Let me know! 

Lorde – “Liability” 

*****

One, two

*****

Baby really hurt me
Crying in the taxi
He don’t wanna know me
Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm
Says it was poison
So I guess I’ll go home
Into the arms of the girl that I love
The only love I haven’t screwed up
She’s so hard to please
But she’s a forest fire
I do my best to meet her demands
Play at romance, we slow dance
In the living room, but all that a stranger would see
Is one girl swaying alone
Stroking her cheek

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****

The truth is I am a toy
That people enjoy
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore
And then they are bored of me
I know that it’s exciting
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer’s
Eating me alive until you’re gone
Better on my own

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****
They’re gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun
You’re all gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun
One, two

*****

Baby really hurt me
Crying in the taxi
He don’t wanna know me
Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm
Says it was poison
So I guess I’ll go home
Into the arms of the girl that I love
The only love I haven’t screwed up
She’s so hard to please
But she’s a forest fire
I do my best to meet her demands
Play at romance, we slow dance
In the living room, but all that a stranger would see
Is one girl swaying alone
Stroking her cheek

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****

The truth is I am a toy
That people enjoy
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore
And then they are bored of me
I know that it’s exciting
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer’s
Eating me alive until you’re gone
Better on my own

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****

They’re gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun
You’re all gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun

One, two

*****

Baby really hurt me
Crying in the taxi
He don’t wanna know me
Says he made the big mistake of dancing in my storm
Says it was poison
So I guess I’ll go home
Into the arms of the girl that I love
The only love I haven’t screwed up
She’s so hard to please
But she’s a forest fire
I do my best to meet her demands
Play at romance, we slow dance
In the living room, but all that a stranger would see
Is one girl swaying alone
Stroking her cheek

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****

The truth is I am a toy
That people enjoy
‘Til all of the tricks don’t work anymore
And then they are bored of me
I know that it’s exciting
Running through the night, but
Every perfect summer’s
Eating me alive until you’re gone
Better on my own

*****

They say, “You’re a little much for me
You’re a liability
You’re a little much for me”
So they pull back, make other plans
I understand, I’m a liability
Get you wild, make you leave
I’m a little much for
E-a-na-na-na, everyone

*****

They’re gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun
You’re all gonna watch me
Disappear into the sun

*****

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