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#1 OFFLINE   sweetie

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 10:12 AM

Life is awesome I confess
What I do I do it best
You got nothing, I got tested
And I passed, yes
 
Lay me down tonight
In my linen and curls
Lay me down tonight
Riviera girls
 
I :) my way up to the top
This is my show
I :) my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Yeah, oh baby
 
I'm a dragon you're a whore
Don't even know what you're good for
Mimicking me is a :) bore
to me, but babe
 
Lay me down tonight
In my diamonds and pearls
Tell me something nice
About your favorite girl
 
I :) my way up to the top
This is my show
I :) my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Need you baby, more more more more
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
:)' need you baby, more more more more
 
Lay me down tonight
In my linen and curls
Lay me down tonight
I'm you're favorite girl
 
I :) my way up to the top
This is my show
I :) my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
I need you baby, more more more more
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Ah...


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 12:57 PM

Anthem of our Generation//Living the American Dream

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:47 PM

Can't wait to hear the full song!  :hoe:



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Posted 08 June 2014 - 04:54 PM

it's not what I expected but it's still terrific

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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:12 PM

ugh i hope that they'll make a video for this



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 05:15 PM

The full song is drifting around on tumblr.

Lohanthony reblogged it a few minutes ago.



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 07:40 PM

Life is awesome I confess
What I do I do it best
You got nothing, I got tested
And [I passed/I'm best?], yes
 
Lay me down tonight
In my linen and curls
Lay me down tonight
Riviera girls
 
I fucked my way up to the top
This is my show
I fucked my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Yeah, oh baby
 
I'm a [drag and/dragon?] you're a whore
Don't even know what you're good for
Mimicking me is a fucking bore
To me but babe
 
Lay me down tonight
In my diamonds and pearls
Tell me something nice
About your favorite girl
 
I fucked my way up to the top
This is my show
I fucked my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Need you baby, more more more more
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Said I need you baby, more more more more
 
Lay me down tonight
In my linen and curls
Lay me down tonight
I'm you're favorite girl
 
I fucked my way up to the top
This is my show
I fucked my way up to the top
Go baby go
 
Go go go go go
This is my show
Go go go go go
This is my show
 
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
I need you baby, more more more more
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Ah...

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 08:50 PM

I'm trying to decipher the perspective of the verses vs. that of the chorus.

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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:26 PM

Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Need you baby, more more more more
Need you baby like I breathe you baby
Said I need you baby, more more more more

Fuckin' need you baby, more, more, more, more.
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Posted 11 June 2014 - 09:56 PM

It's dragon ;) Mabe a word play on drags? The whole UV is about drugs and depending on Lana's known lyrics she says "I'm best" on the first line



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Posted 11 June 2014 - 10:29 PM

I personally am sure it's "drag and"

as for the story behind this, it's really not clear. I get more of a feeling it's towards a record executive figure


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Posted 11 June 2014 - 11:09 PM

The chorus instrumental reminds me of TIWMUG :)

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Posted 12 June 2014 - 02:11 AM

It really feels to me like Lana being possessive over the record executive that also worked with Gaga and became increasingly distant with the former and more attached to the latter.

This song grew on me a lot with a second listen. I love the theme of the corruption of power in this album.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 06:51 AM

I get more of a feeling it's towards a record executive figure

 

It really feels to me like Lana being possessive over the record executive that also worked with Gaga and became increasingly distant with the former and more attached to the latter.

 

OMG 

Yes

 

THE SONG MAKES SENSE NOW

 

Gaga's basically admitted she's done things to get to where she is now, too (Swine).

 

--

 

I take that back, ahaha, with the second verse about someone mimicking her, it just makes me super confused because that would maybe mean Lorde but Lorde's style is quite different from her's... maybe Lana's just crazy and delusional and paranoid, but that would mean that Lana's admitting that she's possibly fucked her way up to the top because only the first and second verse is directly about someone else


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:11 AM

It could be like Video Games? The verses and chorus about two different situations? I totally got the feeling that the verses were about the manager guy too, I don't know.


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:16 AM

OMG 

Yes

 

THE SONG MAKES SENSE NOW

 

Gaga's basically admitted she's done things to get to where she is now, too (Swine).

I thought she was sexually assaulted by men in suits

 

edit: nevermind she talks a lot of bs anyway 


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Posted 12 June 2014 - 09:25 AM

Who cares what happens in the inside? I love both Gaga and Lana and I don't care if Lana wrote it about Gaga. I will pretend Lana wrote that about Lorde which I really despise, even before she said shit about Lana. I don't know I don't hate singers in general but that little kid gets to my nerves. She is a spoiled brat imo :pft:


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:44 PM

So here's why it's unfortunately about Lorde

 

Life is awesome, I confess
- Responding to Lorde's criticism of portraying a glamorous lifestyle that no can relate to. She confesses it's awesome, I guess.
 
What I do, I do it best
You got nothing, I got tested
And I passed, yes
- In the game of alternative female pop singers, Lana professes that she does it best, and this amplified by the fact that she is successful even despite being "tested." She passed the test of public scrutiny, while Lorde didn't because she was immediately successful. Sense the jealousy here tbh
 
Lay me down tonight
In my linen and curls
Lay me down tonight
Riviera girls
- I know Lorde has curls etc but I think this is just a pretty nonsense Lana phrase. Of which she is full.
 
I fucked my way up to the top
This is my show
- Like it or not, kinda of a "nanana boo boo" in the face of Lorde's feminist message
 
I'm a drag and you're a whore
- A little trickier. Maybe this is Lorde talking to her? Bc I can't see why she'd call Lorde a whore.
 
Don't even know what you're good for
Mimicking me is a fucking bore to me
- As far as mimicking, look to her new interview for the significance of the hip-hop sound of this song: "I would say the track having more of a hip hop heavier beat, whereas the rest of the album is live and organic…it kind of drives this one particular point home." Hip-hop influence is important here, something she and Lorde share. I mean plenty of sewer rats on LanaBoards.com have attempted to (unconvincingly) compare their sounds, and maybe Lana is surrounded by too many yes men and she believes this, too.
 
Need you, baby, like I breathe you, baby
Need you, baby, more more more more
- Here's the breakthrough and what's been getting all of us hung up. Why portray some kind of romance in a diss track? So we turn to Gaga, who likely fucked her boyfriend based on "So Legit"...but the rest of the equation doesn't match up. I think this part is mocking Lorde's particular gripe with "Without You": "She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: “I’m nothing without you.” This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear." This line portrays exactly that desperation that Lorde was complaining about.
 
 
 
So is it a good look for Lana? No. But this shit is about Lorde let's begin facing that.

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 08:51 PM


I'm a drag and you're a whore
- A little trickier. Maybe this is Lorde talking to her? Bc I can't see why she'd call Lorde a whore.
 
Don't even know what you're good for
Mimicking me is a fucking bore to me
- As far as mimicking, look to her new interview for the significance of the hip-hop sound of this song: "I would say the track having more of a hip hop heavier beat, whereas the rest of the album is live and organic…it kind of drives this one particular point home." Hip-hop influence is important here, something she and Lorde share. I mean plenty of sewer rats on LanaBoards.com have attempted to (unconvincingly) compare their sounds, and maybe Lana is surrounded by too many yes men and she believes this, too.

 

This shit is about Lorde and that's why it's awesome but then again I only started liking her after "So Legit" leaked

 

I think the synthetic beats and vaguely OTTR sound are meant to imply that Lorde is, in fact, the manufactured fame-whore star chasing "Glory and Gore" while Lana is the "live and organic" Other Woman chasing something more transcendent ("You talk lots about God / Freedom comes from the call") -- or, like, Lorde is her Carmen-esque doppelgaenger, prophetically referenced when she said, "Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean"

 

So, like Lennon's "How Do You Sleep," the song ends up being about part of herself (BTD hip-hop Lana, "The sun also rises
/ On those who fail the call") that she then sacrificially destroys

 

Consider that she most likely used the man from Katy Perry's "ET" video in Tropico for a reason; again she is the Other Woman on the pop charts



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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:36 PM

Need you, baby, like I breathe you, baby

Need you, baby, more more more more
- Here's the breakthrough and what's been getting all of us hung up. Why portray some kind of romance in a diss track? So we turn to Gaga, who likely fucked her boyfriend based on "So Legit"...but the rest of the equation doesn't match up. I think this part is mocking Lorde's particular gripe with "Without You": "She’s great, but I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know: “I’m nothing without you.” This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear." This line portrays exactly that desperation that Lorde was complaining about.

 

 

Good catch. I didn't think of that.

 

Regardless of who or what it's about, it's become one of my favorites from the album.  :legend: 






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