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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Local Startup Kids Do a "Royals" Parody, Completely Miss Point of Lorde Song

Posted By on Tue, Oct 29, 2013 at 1:21 PM

click to enlarge Saying it all.
  • Saying it all.

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."

Yep, really.


-- @iPORT

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