I have to take a moment to give some love to Lorde and her music.  I love that her song lyrics are about ordinary people leading ordinary lives.  I get so tired of all the music about lives of glamour and fame and materialism–lives I can’t relate to and will never experience.  I wonder why those kinds of songs are so popular and why there isn’t more music out there about the everyday life of the regular working person.  Is it because we’re so eager to escape into fantasy?  Wouldn’t we be happier if we stopped dreaming about things we can never have–and if our pop culture stopped selling us those delusions and dreams?

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