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#1 OFFLINE   writtenxrabbits

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:30 AM

I think we can all agree Lana does some cool things with lyrics, whether it be her rich imagery, intricate rhymes or clever wordplay. So, I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone's favorite Lana lyrics are, including her unreleased material. 
 
I'll start with a few of my own favorites.
 
Get Drunk
Cigarettes and Robitussin, will I ever get to heaven? 
These lyrics are really powerful to me because of the desperation I read/hear in them. Also, if you've ever fucked around with DXM (ingredient in Robitussin that makes you trip), you'll understand the drugged out hazy feeling in this line.
 
Wayamaya 
I remember an all white day 
Fucking love this one because of how she uses "an all white day" to explain a flaw-free day.
 
I remember we came in May
And we changed our names
To Lana and Ray
We be up to the sun rosé
I’m in gold lamé
Your pink floral haze
I really enjoy when she starts a rhyme and keeps hitting it over and over again with these really vivid descriptions. Similar to Off to the Races. Also, I love the reference to "Lana and Ray." 
 
Raise Me Up (Mississippi South)
It's the voodoo, Mississippi south
69 million stars
Birds are flying out of my mouth
Spirits creeping in my yard
 
Hold my head, it's tilting back
Something dancing me around
Putting crystals on my neck
Lifting my feet off the ground
This one is just amazing, sinister imagery that we don't get too much from Lana, and I love it. I can picture everything she sings about when I listen to the song and it makes this one of my favorites.

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:42 AM

"God's dead, I said baby that's alright with me/
No one's gonna take my soul away"

It's the blasphemous imagery that gets me the most. "God's dead", you can almost visualise this chaos throughout all of being, this destruction and volatility (reminds me of the ldr5 prerelease thread :deadbanana:). It's so inciting and fiery, she's revelling in this pandemonium, with an emotionally charged detachment and pain.

It reads like a biblical mayhem scene, an anti-creation story.
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:45 AM

"God's dead, I said baby that's alright with me/
No one's gonna take my soul away"

It's the blasphemous imagery that gets me the most. "God's dead", you can almost visualise this chaos throughout all of being, this destruction and volatility (reminds me of the ldr5 prerelease thread :deadbanana:). It's so inciting and fiery, she's revelling in this pandemonium, with an emotionally charged detachment and pain.

It reads like a biblical mayhem scene, an anti-creation story.

they way you just explained why you love those lyrics gave me a newfound love and perspective on them :flutter:


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:48 AM

I guess that night time line from Black Beauty is my favorite.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:50 AM

I totally love God Knows I Tried lyrics and I think it's my favorite.

 

Sometimes I wake up in the morning

To red, blue, and yellow skies

It's so crazy I could drink it like tequila sunrise

Put on that Hotel California

Dance around like I'm insane

I feel free when I see no one

And nobody knows my name


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:52 AM

I love the lines in OW.

 

"He says he loves me, I don't believe him. If I'm so angry why don't leave him?", I also really love the way she says "I Don't Want Him" while repeating "Other Woman", pointed out by @Glimmeringdarling
 


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:53 AM

"My old man is a thief, and I'm gonna stay and pray with him til the end.

But I trust in the decision of the Lord to watch over us.

Take him when he may, if He may. I'm not afraid to say that I'd die without him! Who else is gonna put up with me this way?

I need you, I breathe you, I'll never leave you!!!"  :ahhney:

 

This entire bridge of Off to the Races is complete perfection! This is when Lana stole my edges and scalped me. The entire song takes you on a ride with a story that is too good! I miss when Lana's songs had a story that made you go YESSSSSS!


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:55 AM

I love the lines in OW.

 

"He says he loves me, I don't believe him. If I'm so angry why don't leave him?", I also really love the way she says "I Don't Want Him" while repeating "Other Woman", pointed out by @Glimmeringdarling
 

It's really clever how she mixes those two lines like that, I don't think I ever noticed! The repetition here really works to build the intensity in the chorus. 



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:57 AM

"My old man is a thief, and I'm gonna stay and pray with him til the end.
But I trust in the decision of the Lord to watch over us.
Take him when he may, if He may. I'm not afraid to say that I'd die without him! Who else is gonna put up with me this way?
I need you, I breathe you, I'll never leave you!!!" :ahhney:

This entire bridge of Off to the Races is complete perfection! This is when Lana stole my edges and scalped me. The entire song takes you on a ride with a story that is too good! I miss when Lana's songs had a story that made you go YESSSSSS!



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Posted 06 November 2016 - 12:57 AM

I love the lines in OW.

 

"He says he loves me, I don't believe him. If I'm so angry why don't leave him?", I also really love the way she says "I Don't Want Him" while repeating "Other Woman", pointed out by @Glimmeringdarling
 

I love it ! Thought it was so cool


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:08 AM

"I keep my lips red to seem like cherries in the spring"

Black Beauty's lyrics are flawless


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:11 AM

"I can hear sirens"

In that context, "sirens" can be interpreted in two ways: the acoustical instrument and sirens from Greek mythology.

The second interpretation is pretty interesting:
• definition: one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing

• based on that definition, Lana uses this imagery to portray the danger, and considering the title itself is called "Ultraviolence" underlines this way of interpretation

• additionally, this term was introduced by Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) to display cruel violence that was endured by the characters in the book

Ultraviolence offers various ways to interpret the lyrics, therefore this is just my contribution to that line
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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:27 AM

"Tying cherry knots, smiling, doing party favors" - Carmen

 

I used to cry to that line so much. Carmen makes me think of too much  :crying4:


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:31 AM

"I can hear sirens"

In that context, "sirens" can be interpreted in two ways: the acoustical instrument and sirens from Greek mythology.

The second interpretation is pretty interesting:
• definition: one of several sea nymphs, part woman and part bird, who lure mariners to destruction by their seductive singing

• based on that definition, Lana uses this imagery to portray the danger, and considering the title itself is called "Ultraviolence" underlines this way of interpretation

• additionally, this term was introduced by Burgess (A Clockwork Orange) to display cruel violence that was endured by the characters in the book

Ultraviolence offers various ways to interpret the lyrics, therefore this is just my contribution to that line


YES, this line is so beautiful, it makes me think of an otherworldly dark night - you know how the encounter with that first little girl in Lolita was described? Underneath a tree? Exactly that. :flutter:

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:32 AM

Lights, camera, acción
I'll do it on my own
Don't need your money, money
To get me what I want

 

Though High By the Beach isn't my favorite Lana song, these lyrics really get to me on an emotional level. Not just because she's harking back to Put Me in a Movie (reoccurring lyrics is another thing that she occasionally does that I truly adore) but because it touches me in this dark, needy way where I want to break free.


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:46 AM

A few of my favorites...

 

 

He knows that I be looking to die, 

He says "Baby pay respect to the high"

-Hundred Dollar Bill

 

I love this lyric, I relate to it 

 

also...

 

Late at night, lady on the side

Call me late if you wanna get high

You and I, laying in Versailles

You and I get to know one another

-Your Girl 

(But we don't have the full leak yet  :what: .....soooooo)


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:52 AM

Some of my favorites lyrics are:

Born to Die:

"Come take a walk on the wild side

Let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain
You like your girls insane"

 

Ride:

"I'm tired of feeling like I'm fucking crazy
I'm tired of driving 'til I see stars in my eyes
It's all I've got to keep myself sane, baby
So I just ride, I just ride"

 

All You Need:

"You have the choice

To hear the noise
Or hear the sweet sound
Of your sweet voice
I know I've heard it
I heard it in my sleep"

 

Caught You Boy:

"Thunder in the air, trouble on my mind

Hold me in the dark, kiss it all behind
Baby don't be scared, come on honey smile
Everything is fine now, everything is fine"

 

You're Gonna Love Me:

"You say that you don’t want to be hypnotized,

But baby I, I don’t want to hypnotize you.
There’s nothing from you that I want to take.
I just want to be like you.
(Maybe love you just a little bit),
Please."

 

Get Drunk:

"Cigarettes and robitussin, will i ever get to heaven?

It's not looking good now"

 

God Knows I Tried:

"Put on that Hotel California

Dance around like I'm insane
I feel free when I see no one
And nobody knows my name"

 

"On Monday they destroyed me

But by Friday I'm revived"

 

Children of The Bad Revolution:

"Where the bad boys blow smoke

Just like they're James Dean
And the it girls blow kisses
Just like Marilyn"

 

"Run for our lives

They got all our chains
Let's hope that we merge
Create our own games
DJ's, rock stars, posers we are
The new politicians
They're celebrity editions
And it's so pornographic then it's tragic
Nothing magic makes us free
To be what we wanna be, wanna be"

 

Body Electric:

"Elvis is my daddy, Marilyn’s my mother,

Jesus is my bestest friend"

 

"Mary prays the rosary for my broken mind (I said don't worry about it)"

 

"Whitman is my daddy, Monaco’s my mother,

Diamonds are my bestest friend.
Heaven is my baby, suicide’s her father,
Opulence is the end"

 

"I pretend I’m not hurt

And go about the world like I’m havin’ fun"

 

"Mary's swayin' softly to her heart's delight"

 

Dum Dum:

"Once you've had a taste of living my way

You’ll be forever changed"

 

"I know I had a lot

But babe I want a little more
Dum dum
Want a little more, dum dum"

 

And I just can't choose a favorite from Gods and Monsters, Cruel World, Driving In Cars With Boys and others  :toofunny: . I loved this thread, I will def come back and post more.  :)


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 01:56 AM

I love the lines in OW.

 

"He says he loves me, I don't believe him. If I'm so angry why don't leave him?", I also really love the way she says "I Don't Want Him" while repeating "Other Woman", pointed out by @Glimmeringdarling
 

Other Woman is gold. "chase that hi-i-igh" so cute


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Posted 06 November 2016 - 02:13 AM

Born To Die
"Feet don’t fail me now
Take me to the finish line
Oh my heart it breaks every step that I take
But I’m hoping at the gates,
They’ll tell me that you’re mine"
 
Old Money
"Where have you been? Where did you go?
Those summer nights seem long ago,
And so is the girl you used to call,
The Queen of New York City."
 
Shades of Cool
"But I can't fix him, can't make him better
And I can't do nothing about this strange weather.
But you are invincible
I can't break through your world
'Cause you live in shades of cool
Your heart is unbreakable"
 
Without You
"Everything I want I have:
Money, notoriety and rivieras.
I even think I found God
In the flash bulbs of the pretty cameras"
 
The Blackest Day
"It's not one of those phases I'm going through
Or just a song, it's not one of them
I'm on my own
On my own
On my own again
I'm on my own again"
 
This part always break my heart  :icant:

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 05:44 PM

Blizzard
i got tired and ended up in some lame department store
And that's okay cause I found a really cool belt
 
Noir
she's hot and she's cold
and she's cool and she's bold and
she's full of rage like me and I like the game yo

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