Big Star
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[Verse 1]
Everyone knows that you’re too good for me, don’t they?
I’m a cheater, I lie, and I’m shy
But you like to say hello to total strangers
Shivering pines and walls of colour
I can’t believe I used to stay inside

[Pre-Chorus]
But every perfect summer’s gotta say goodnight
Now I watch you run through the amber light
I used to love the party, now I’m not alright
Drinking in the dark, take me home tonight

[Chorus]
Baby, you’re a big star
You’re a big star
Wanna take your picture

[Verse 2]
I toss up if it’s worth it now every time I get on a plane
I’ve got so much to tеll you and not enough time to do it in

[Pre-Chorus]
But evеry perfect summer’s gotta take its flight
I’ll still watch you run through the winter light
I used to love the party now I’m not alright
Hope the honeybees make it home tonight

[Chorus]
Baby, you’re a big star
You’re a big star
Wanna take your picture

[Outro]
‘Til I die
‘Til I die
‘Til I die“Big Star” is a song about Lorde’s dog, Pearl, and how much she loved him.In November 2019, Lorde sent an email to her fans where she revealed that Pearl had unfortunately passed away. In the email, she wrote about how Pearl changed her life:Pearl came into my life in 2018, and almost immediately changed everything for me. As anyone who has had the pleasure of raising a dog can understand, my life grew exponentially. Pearl brought an immeasurable amount of joy and purpose into my world. Love vibrated all around us. I felt my life growing and swelling in healthfulness, this orb of contentment glowing around me and Pearl, and our family. We spent almost all our time alone together, him asleep under the piano as I played, or on the porch together, or in the park, where he became a blurry speck of gold in the green, far away.In a June 2021 interview with The Guardian, Lorde also talked about how this influenced Solar Power as a whole:Grief is a really transformative force. I’d never experienced it fully like that, and it makes you question everything. It overturns a lot. This record is about how precious life is, really.The title of this song is a nod to Big Star the band, who I absolutely love. When I think about a song like “Thirteen” by Big Star, there’s something so kind of childlike about it, and the song channels a similar thing. But I also loved the image of the people that we love being like celebrities to us. When I see a picture of a loved one, I feel like you get the same chemicals as if I was seeing a celebrity. They’re famous in my heart. But really, this is just a song about my dog. I wrote it when he was a puppy. I was just like, “Holy shit, I’ve never loved anything as much in my life.”This song is about my dog, my beautiful boy Pearl who I love so much and miss every day. I wrote it before he died, before I knew that there was anything wrong with him. I wrote this at home on the piano, I remember he was lying underneath it, I looked down and was like… “You big dummy. You’re never going to know that I’m writing this song about how much I love you.”– Lorde Via Spotify

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