Written by lead singer Steve Perry and keyboard player Jonathan Cain, "Suzanne" tells the story of a guy whose ex-girlfriend is now a huge star. He can't let her go, and is tormented every time he sees her on the screen.
Asked in an online Q&A if this song was based on a real person, Steve Perry replied: "It was a fantasy encounter with a film star who also had a vocal artist career. Just a secret person that's in the song to live forever in that song. Real or not, she's real in the track."
16-tear-old Lorde wrote the lyrics to "Royals" at home in just half an hour. She was inspired by the "ridiculous, unrelatable, unattainable opulence" that runs through such albums as Kanye West and Jay-Z's Watch the Throne and Lana Del Rey's Born To Die.