"I had this image from the National Geographic of this dude signing baseballs. He was a baseball player and his shirt said 'Royals.' And I was like 'I really love that word', because I'm a big word fetishist, I'll pick a word and I'll pin an idea to that. It was just that word and I was like 'This is really cool.'' - Lorde
''Lana Del Rey is always singing about being in the Hamptons or driving her Bugatti Veyron or whatever, and at the time, me and my friends were at some house party worrying how to get home because we couldn't afford a cab. This is our reality! If I write songs about anything else then I'm not writing anything that's real." - Yelich-O'Connor (songwriter)
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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