Aimless am I listless I'm the blunt of the knife Drifting to the corners of life, Ayla
I could make something right Gentle with the kindness I'd like So often it's a trick of the light, Ayla
And we wait for love in the shape of us Until the wait is over Under halcyon skies Until the wait is over for an innocent life
It's a weight off my mind I could trust you You could tell me it's fine I could sew you a stitch and save nine, Ayla
None more admired and out of soft focused desire From honeyed milk to funeral pyre, Ayla
And we'll wait for love in the shape of us But the state of us, Daedalus The wait is over under halcyon skies The wait is over for an innocent life Until the wait is over, the wait is over.
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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.