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#1 OFFLINE   Your Girl Lana

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Posted 04 September 2012 - 03:31 PM

French translation in yellow.



Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself 'cause her liquour's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly, how charming she can be
Fooling everyone, telling them she's having fun

She says, "You don't want to be like me,
Don't want to see all the things I've seen
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'."
She says, "You don't want to get this way,
Famous and dumb at an early age
Lyin', I'm lyin'."

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes

She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shinin', like lightning
White lightning

Carmen, Carmen, staying up till morning
Only 17, but she walks the streets so mean
It's alarming, truly, how disarming you can be
Eatin' soft ice cream, Coney Island Queen

She says "You don't want to be like me,
Lookin' for fun, gettin' high for free
I'm dyin', I'm dyin'."
She says "You don't want to get this way,
Street walk at night and a star by day
It's tirin', tirin'."

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes

She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shinin', like lightning
White lightning

Baby's all dressed up with nowhere to go
That's the little story of the girl you know
Relying on the kindness of strangers
Tying cherry knots, smiling, doing party favours
Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on
And you're alive again

Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi
Tu as besoin de moi
Tu as besoin de moi dans ta vie
Tu ne peux vivre sans moi
Et je mourrerai sans toi
Je tuerai pour toi

[My love, I know that you love me too,
You need me,
You need me in your life,
You could not live without me,
I will die without you
And I will kill for you]

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes

She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shinin', like lightning
White lightning

Darlin', darlin', doesn't have a problem
Lyin' to herself, 'cause her liquour's top shelf


ACAPELLA DEMO ("LITTLE CARMEN"):


The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
She gives them butterflies
Bats her cartoon eyes
She laughs like God
Her mind's like a diamond
Audiotune lies
She's still shinin', shinin', shinin'

Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself, says her liquor's top shelf
It's alarming, honestly, how charming she can be
She's fooling everyone, telling 'em she's having fun

The night descends and there goes Carmen,
Only seventeen but she walks the streets so mean,
The men, they stop, when she walks by,
And whisper “Who is she?”
La princesa de la silence
Her walk is art, her words are lightning,
Striking everyone when she pass by them

Carmen, darling, doesn’t have a problem,
She’s lying to herself ’cause her liquor’s top shelf,
It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be,
She’s fooling everyone, telling ‘em she’s having fun.

She looks animated, like a cartoon baby
With a tiara smile and a shortcake heart,
Yo she looks animated, like a cartoon baby
With a champagne sigh and her cocaine heart

You’re like a light but you can’t turn off,
You’re getting too bright and you need to stop,
But you can’t tonight or you’ll get in hot,
And your body keeps twisting, moving, twisting, moving, shaking,
You’re twisting, moving, shaking, yeah
Dance until dawn, yeah, you dance until you drop.

Carmen, Carmen, doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ’cause her liquor’s top shelf,
It's alarming, honest, how disarming she can be,
You're fooling everyone,
When inside they know you’re dying.

Carmen, Carmen, doesn't have a problem
Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf


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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:10 AM

These lyrics are some of the best on the album imo.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:49 AM

still don't know why she doesn't sing the French part :crossed:

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

still don't know why she doesn't sing the French part :crossed:

same thing, maybe she doesn't feel comfortable sing it live(she speaks better french that spanish, i think)

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

Here is the alternate version of the song!

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen,
She gives ‘em butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes,
She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond,
Audiotune lies, but she’s still shining, shining, shining.

Darling, darling, doesn’t have a problem
Lying to herself, says her liquor’s top shelf,
It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be,
She’s fooling everyone, telling ‘em she’s having fun.

The night descends and there goes Carmen,
Only seventeen but she walks the streets so mean,
The men, they stop when she walks by,
and whisper “Who is she?” la princesa de la silence,

Her walk is art, her words are lightning,
Striking everyone when she pass by them.

Carmen, darling, doesn’t have a problem,
She’s lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf,
It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be,
She’s fooling everyone, telling ‘em she’s having fun.

She looks animated like a cartoon baby
with a tiara smile and a shortcake heart,
Yo, she looks animated, like a cartoon baby
with a champagne sighs and her cocaine heart,

You’re like a light, but you can’t turn off,
You’re getting too bright and you need to stop,
But you can’t tonight or you’ll get in hot,
And your body keeps twisting, moving, twisting, moving, shaking,

You’re twisting, moving, shaking, your dance until dawn,
Yeah, you dance until you drop.

Carmen, carmen doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf,
False alarming, honest how disarming she can be,
Fooling everyone, when inside they know you’re done.

Carmen, carmen, doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf.

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 08:24 PM

Here is the alternate version of the song!

The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen,
She gives ‘em butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes,
She laughs like God, her mind’s like a diamond,
Audiotune lies, but she’s still shining, shining, shining.

Darling, darling, doesn’t have a problem
Lying to herself, says her liquor’s top shelf,
It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be,
She’s fooling everyone, telling ‘em she’s having fun.

The night descends and there goes Carmen,
Only seventeen but she walks the streets so mean,
The men, they stop when she walks by,
and whisper “Who is she?” la princesa de la silence,

Her walk is art, her words are lightning,
Striking everyone when she pass by them.

Carmen, darling, doesn’t have a problem,
She’s lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf,
It’s alarming honestly how charming she can be,
She’s fooling everyone, telling ‘em she’s having fun.

She looks animated like a cartoon baby
with a tiara smile and a shortcake heart,
Yo, she looks animated, like a cartoon baby
with a champagne sighs and her cocaine heart,

You’re like a light, but you can’t turn off,
You’re getting too bright and you need to stop,
But you can’t tonight or you’ll get in hot,
And your body keeps twisting, moving, twisting, moving, shaking,

You’re twisting, moving, shaking, your dance until dawn,
Yeah, you dance until you drop.

Carmen, carmen doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf,
False alarming, honest how disarming she can be,
Fooling everyone, when inside they know you’re done.

Carmen, carmen, doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ‘cause her liquor’s top shelf.

I love this lyrics too:)

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 08:09 AM

I love this lyrics too:)

So do I, and the acapells version is so haunting and beautiful.

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
Sing your song, song, now the camera's on


I think it's "Sing your swan song now the camera's on". No?

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 06:37 PM

I think it's "Sing your swan song now the camera's on". No?


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The official booklet says "song, song"! :)
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:12 PM

I love how much time was put into this song. Three versions, two videos, and it's not even a single!

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:55 PM

There's a mistake in the french part translation, it's
"I would die without you,
I would kill for you"

Seems more logical to me ..
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Posted 16 October 2014 - 10:45 PM

What the hell is a shortcake heart?
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Posted 11 April 2015 - 02:33 PM

The Acapella version is so much dark I love it, especially this part 

 

 

 


ACAPELLA DEMO ("LITTLE CARMEN"):


You’re like a light but you can’t turn off,
You’re getting too bright and you need to stop,
But you can’t tonight or you’ll get in hot,
And your body keeps twisting, moving, twisting, moving, shaking,
You’re twisting, moving, shaking, yeah

Dance until dawn, yeah, you dance until you drop.

Carmen, Carmen, doesn’t have a problem,
Lying to herself ’cause her liquor’s top shelf,
It's alarming, honest, how disarming she can be,
You're fooling everyone,
When inside they know you’re dying.
 

 

Carmen is like having a convulsion there  :ohno:  :flutter:


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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:51 PM

Who sang the French part, do we know?

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Posted 09 November 2016 - 06:53 PM

Who sang the French part, do we know?

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:48 PM

You’re like a light but you can’t turn off,
You’re getting too bright and you need to stop,
But you can’t tonight or you’ll get in hot,
And your body keeps twisting, moving, twisting, moving, shaking,
You’re twisting, moving, shaking, yeah
Dance until dawn, yeah, you dance until you drop.

 

I will never get over the complexity of these lyrics :defeated:



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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:51 PM

the demo acapella hurts my ears anyone else


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Posted 01 May 2018 - 10:31 PM

the demo acapella hurts my ears anyone else

Well that is how she would still be producing her music if she wasn't picked up by some hobos on the street who finally discovered her and forced Video Games to be an Europe-only hit so you just better be grateful we are behind these days and appreciate them for what they did give to us.



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Posted 02 May 2018 - 12:33 PM

the demo acapella hurts my ears anyone else

i kinda love the acapella demo


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Posted 02 May 2018 - 07:33 PM

the demo acapella hurts my ears anyone else

 

Only the "she looks animated like a cartoon baby" part lmao I'm so glad that was cut from the final






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