Lorde's "Royals," which has now been on top of the singles charts for four weeks running, is a song about not having much money, and not minding that. In case you haven't heard it enough to know: "Every song's like Gold teeth/ Grey Goose/ Tripping in the bathroom," the New Zealand 16-year-old sings. "We don't care/ We're driving Cadillacs in our dreams."
It's pretty clear right? So clear that you'd think the smartypants at Silicon Valley startup accelerator 500 Startups would get the message -- and thus maybe not directly contradict it in a parody celebrating the amassing of wealth (and, of course, themselves). But that's exactly what some members of the latest 500 Startups class just did. Some sample lines:
"We don't care/ We're driving IPOs in our dreams."
"You can call us VCs/ And baby we'll grow/ Let me dream 'bout equity."
"We're here to make money."