10 Reasons I Can't Wait to See Lorde at the Toyota Center

One writer recounts (in lyrics) how he can hardly breathe in advance of the pop superstar's Houston tour date.

By Alexis Vargas March 16, 2018

In the event that you live a sad, Lorde-less life, there is still time to buy tickets: The pop superstar and 21-year-old genius will arrive at the Toyota Center on Monday, March 19.

For almost a year, I've been listening to the New Zealand artist's sophomore album, Melodrama, on repeat almost non-stop, and, days before the big night, it's almost impossible to describe the anticipation I feel. Thankfully, there is music to say what we can't with words. Below, I co-opt Lorde's own lyrics to try to express my feelings.

"I’m Waiting for It– The chance to show off my voice after almost a year of warming up my vocal chords while stuck in I-45 traffic.

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"It's just another graceless night" – Blasting Melodrama during my Uber ride to the Toyota Center as I hang out of the window and scare my driver.

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"Let’s go to perfect places" – Where I’ll be surrounded by others who appreciate this artist, tour, and album as much as I do.

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"I am your sweetheart psychopathic crush– In the sixth row and breathing the same air as you, Lorde, my queen...

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"Bet You Rue the Day" – You sit next to me at the concert as I try to harmonize with Lorde for every song.

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"All the glamour and the trauma" – Of finally being able to spend the money I’ve been saving up for Lorde tour merchandise since last spring when her FPSF performance was rained out and I was only refunded back half of what I paid for the ticket... (pours tea.)

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"Megaphone to My Chest– While I experience a live performance of "Sober" while being totally not sober.

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"Hard Feelings" – I’m not crying. You’re crying.

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"Our Rules, Our Dreams, We’re Blind- While immersing myself in the full Melodrama spiritual experience.

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"I understand, I'm a liability / Get you wild, make you leave" – Riding home with the onstage magic forever a memory in my heart... 

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