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Image of "Candle Queen"
Song title
  • "Candle Queen"
Published November 6, 2017, with 4,868,000+ YouTube views
Featuring
Producers
  • Lauren Estes (music, lyrics)
  • GHOST (music, VSQx, mixing, illust, PV)
  • Brood (piano render)
Links

BackgroundEdit

it's lit 🔥🔥🔥
—Author's comment
"Candle Queen" is a collaborative song featuring GUMI by Lauren Estes and GHOST. Lauren Estes created the term "Candle Queen" to be synonymous with the term drama queen, with the initial being more "fiery" than the latter. Within a few days after its release, it exceeded 100,000 views.

The song is about a girl who is manipulative and always gets her way. She was spoiled from birth and was never disciplined for her behavior, thus never shaking off this behavior in adulthood. She gets her fix off of adrenaline and attention by causing drama and "flame wars", and constantly playing the victim. In the end, the girl loses her friends and everything she has built after they realize how toxic she was and how she was just taking advantage of them.[1]

ControversyEdit

The controversy around the song comes from people confusing the character's behaviors with histrionic personality disorder. This confusion has caused people to accuse both Lauren Estes and GHOST as ableists. Lauren Estes has stated that the song has absolutely nothing to do with any personality disorder[2] and that the character is neurotypical.[3]

As for GHOST, they apologized for the lyrics despite not writing them. They interpreted the song as an "own up to your actions" song.[4]

LyricsEdit

Ever since she was a child
She always knew how to get her way
Just act a little bit wild
And someone will surely come to play

It's a truth she took to heart
But humility and patience didn't come with age
She’s born to play this part
A diva’s always center stage

Toddler's cries that grow louder and louder
Relishing in untestable power
Glowing red in a black and white scene, the
One and only candle queen

Stoking the flames that burn higher and higher
Royalty with a crown of fire
Setting ablaze an extravagant scene, the
One and only candle queen

Addicted to adrenaline
And always looking for attention
Thought to be so genuine
When she's suddenly met with apprehension

The fighting has begun
And she'd do anything to get ahead
Like using people as ladder rungs
And sweeping eggshells under the bed

Toddler's cries that grow louder and louder
Relishing in untestable power
Glowing red in a black and white scene, the
One and only candle queen

Stoking the flames that burn higher and higher
Royalty with a crown of fire
Setting ablaze an extravagant scene, the
One and only candle queen

Ah, but there's hope for you still
Before it all comes unfurled
Ah, you just need to chill
It’s not the end of the world

She just can't help but be this way
She lost her true self long ago
Now all her friends have been pushed away
Because a caricature is all they know

Toddler's cries that grow louder and louder
Everyone rushing to disavow her
All alone in a black and white scene, the
One and only candle queen

Hurt by the flames that burn higher and higher
Clutching a broken crown of fire
All alone in the final scene, the
One and only candle queen,

What a pity, that candle queen

DerivativesEdit

UmbraticForest's cover
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Emillion's cover
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Cereza's cover
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Producers
Cereza (vocals, illust), Minty (illust), Lea Ansella, Nonon (mixing), Raven (video)
Categories Human cover

Other media appearancesEdit

DiscographyEdit

This song was featured in the Candle Queen (single):

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 'Candle Queen' - what's it all about?
  2. Anonymous asked: Accidental ableism is still ableism, just like accidental homophobia is still homophobia.
  3. Anonymous asked: "Just take a moment to 'chill' and remember that whatever’s going on, 'it's not the end of the world'"…
  4. I wanna genuinely apologize on behalf of Candle Queen’s lyrics

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