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Lorde Lyrics For ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’

When Lorde’s Yellow Flicker Beat was released on Monday, tributes immediately began to pick apart the lyrics, analyzing and scratching their heads over both the parts that fit Katniss to a T and the parts that didn’t. Initially, some of the lyrics just didn’t seem to make sense, but it’s possible this was because the early guesses at Lorde’s words simply weren’t accurate.

After a few days of listening and comparing versions from around the web, we’ve compiled what we think is the most accurate set of Yellow Flicker Beat lyrics. Tell us in the comments whether you think anything is different!

Update: Lorde has officially released the lyrics here.

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 fire’s found a home in me
I move through town, I’m quiet like a fight
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

I’m done with it (oooh!)
This is the start of how it all 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 of you, but they’re not the sweet kind
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 done with it (oooh!)
This is the start of how it all 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

About Crystal

A 40-year-old mom to three living in Honolulu, Hawaii, Crystal Watanabe is a full-time freelance fiction editor.

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