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This Saturday, Lorde, your favorite teen goth (no offense to your niece, who will be getting a nice Hot Topic gift card from you this Christmas) turns 19. Remember how you marveled over the pop star's youth when "Royals" was inescapable a couple years ago?
Now she's older. Which means you're older. Let her inching toward the legal drinking age remind you of your own mortality. Lorde has one more year to be a teenager. But how many years do you have before you find your first gray hair? Or are confused by youthful slang?
Is bae still a thing anymore?
Can it be plural?
Time moves fast. Ahead, check out a few moments in music and pop culture that remind you just how fast it moves.
Opener Photo: Gregory Pace/BEImages.
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She was four when this very important episode of Lizzie McGuire aired. Now let's all imagine the kind of wonderful Halloween costumes she came up with in her youth (based on this tweet).
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She was three when Britney Spears' classic exploration of the pressures of fame dropped (but 10 when the pressures of stardom very publicly got to Spears).
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She was seven when "fetch" first made it to the big screen, but 14 when the sequel dropped (yes, there's a sequel).
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She had just turned five when the first Harry Potter film was released (and she'd totally be a Ravenclaw).
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She turned 13 just in time to see Twilight: New Moon, which was rated the PG-13. (Happy birthday, I guess?)