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LISTEN: Hilarious Lorde Spoof is an Ode to Old School Journalism

One of the hit songs of 2013, Lorde’s “Royals,” has been adapted for all you journo-nerds out there. Aaron Edwards, associate editor for BreakingNews.com and NBC News Digital, recorded a version of the song that’s less about the lifestyles of the rich and famous and more about journalism and the role of the internet in breaking news in the modern era.

The song serves as a lamentation of sorts from the traditional old guards of journalism, with references to “traffic envy,” “topping Reddit,” being “in love with 1970s,” and the honest trust: “we’re just losing money”; not to mention the mournful chorus.

And we’ll never go viral (viral)
It don’t run in our blood
That kind of distro ain’t for us
We crave a different kind of buzz
Let me be your paper (paper)
You can fold and carry me
And baby I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule, I’ll rule
Let me live that fantasy

Listen to the full song below:

[h/t Business Insider]

[photo via Shutterstock]

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