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"Aristocrat" is a song by Poppy featuring Garibay from her second studio album "Am I A Girl?". It is the seventh track on the album.

Theme

"Aristocrat" makes many references to France and the Baroque era, with the song's setting being the Palace of Versailles prior to the French Revolution. The song title and chorus both reference the aristocracy, which historically was the highest social class below the monarchs during this time period. A "Marie" is mentioned in the second verse, referring to Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. Poppy also lists three types of Baroque era dances in the song's bridge: the courante, bourrée and allemande.

In a 2018 interview with the Zach Sang Show, Poppy stated that the song is about her "sneaking into a party where a lot of famous people are". She later claimed that this was based on a true story and that it happened before she became famous. When asked how she snuck in, she said that she climbed through a window, despite her saying that she "got here from the gutter" in the song. She did not reveal whose party it was, though she said that it was a "secret party" and the person hosting the party was not aware of her presence.[1]

Lyrics

[Verse 1]
In the Palace of Versailles, before the fall
We were wild, we were so debauched
Extravagance was practically a law
If we ever got bored, we'd say, "Let's throw a ball"

You'd chase me naked through the palace garden
Before we dove into a sparkling champagne fountain
Eating cake with a little golden butter
They never even knew that I got here from the gutter

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I dance like an aristocrat
Hold your head up high, yeah, just like that
Show me that you understand
Come on and do it like only a poor kid can

[Chorus]
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat

[Verse 2]
In the middle of the night, the ladies of the court
Would catfight tryna be the king's consort
I'm sorry, B, he's hot for me
La Comtesse du Poverty

Me and Marie dressed head to toe in diamonds
With an orchestra to drown out all the violence
And the gossip cut like a handcrafted stiletto
But they never figured out that I got here from the ghetto

[Pre-Chorus]
'Cause I dance like an aristocrat
Hold your head up high, yeah, just like that
Show me that you understand
Come on and do it like only a poor kid can

[Chorus]
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat

[Bridge]
Out of the fire
Out of the fire
Courante, bourrée, allemande if you want
Courante, bourrée, allemande if you want

[Chorus]
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat
Oh, aristocrat
Oh, dance like an aristocrat

Audio

Poppy - Aristocrat feat

Poppy - Aristocrat feat. Garibay (Official Full Stream)

Trivia

References

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClBjbTtu8Bk

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