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Song by Lorde
Released March 8, 2013
Recorded 2012/13
Length 3:34
Producers Joel Little
Genres Art pop, alternative
Label Lava | Republic
From The Love Club EP & Pure Heroine (Extended Version)
Pure Heroine (Extended) Chronology
"The Love Club" "Biting Down" "Swingin' Party"

"Biting Down" is the third track from Lorde's Tennis Court EP and the fifteenth track from the extended version of her debut album Pure Heroine.

Background

Composition and writing

"Biting Down" was written by Lorde (credited under Ella Yelich O'Connor) and Joel Little. It is described as a minimalistic track due to its simple production, and the repition of the phrase “It feels better biting down” throughout the song. About the song, Lorde commented:

"I wrote this song called “Biting Down” which was on my first EP, and no one really knows what that song’s about and I never really talk about it, but what I meant by “biting down” was small moments of intensity that help you understand something greater, whether that be intense pain or shock or even being super cold or something. Sometimes those things, whether or not they’re pleasant, can really tell you something about yourself or what you’re feeling. So that’s what that song was about for me."

Live Performances

Lorde performed "Biting Down" live on VEVO UK LIFT in 2013.

Lyrics

[Hook]
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down

[Verse 1]
Skip a hit, don't make a sound
(It feels better biting down)
Breathed so deep I thought I'd drown
(It feels better biting down)
Listen to the beats resound
(It feels better biting down)

[Hook + Verse 1]
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down
It feels better biting down

Skip a hit, don't make a sound
(It feels better biting down)
Breathed so deep I thought I'd drown
(It feels better biting down)
Listen to the beats resound
(It feels better biting down)

[Verse 2]
It feels better biting down
The electronics of your heart
See how fast they fall apart
(It feels better biting down)
The electronics of your heart
See how fast they fall apart
(It feels better biting down.)

[Outro]
It feels better biting down
Skip a hit, don't make a sound
It feels better biting down

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