Bravado (Lorde)

All my life I've been fighting a war I can't talk to you or your friends It's not only you My heart jumps around when I'm alluded to This will not do Cause I was raised up To be admired to be noticed But when you're withdrawn it's the closest thing To assault when all eyes are on you This will not do Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh I'm faking glory Lick my lips toss my hair And send a smile over And the stories brand new But I can take it from here I'll find my own bravado It's a switch flipped It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this It's in your blood stream A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size I was frightened of every little thing that I thought was out to get me down To trip me up and laugh at me But I learnt not to want The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out I want the applause the approval the things that make me go Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh It's a switch flipped It's a pill tipped back, it's a moon eclipsed, whoa And I can tell you that when the lights come on I'll be ready for this It's in your blood stream A collision of atoms that happens before your eyes It's a marathon run or a mountain you scale without thinking of size I was frightened of every little thing that I thought was out to get me down To trip me up and laugh at me But I learnt not to want The quiet of the room with no one around to find me out I want the applause the approval the things that make me go Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh Oh, oh, oh, oh