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#21 OFFLINE   writtenxrabbits

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Posted 06 November 2016 - 06:29 PM

Pretty much all the lyrics from Pawn Shop Blues. It's seems so personal and desperate, and I love the little details like the "gold and made of flowers dangling." I sorta love that with such detailed, tight lyrics in the verses, the chorus is basically just "Oh no, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh."

 

Well, I didn't know it would come to this but
That's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright with letting nice things go
 
Well, I pawned the earrings that you gave me
Gold and made of flowers dangling
And I almost cried as I sold them all
And I don't mind living on bread and oranges, no, no
But I got to get to and from where I come
And it's gonna take money to go
 
In the name of higher consciousness
I let the best man I knew go
Cause it's nice to love and be loved
But it's better to know all you can know
I said it's nice to love and be loved
But I'd rather know what God knows
 
I can't do this once more
No man can keep me together
Been broken since I was born

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 09:57 PM

 

Pretty much all the lyrics from Pawn Shop Blues. It's seems so personal and desperate, and I love the little details like the "gold and made of flowers dangling." I sorta love that with such detailed, tight lyrics in the verses, the chorus is basically just "Oh no, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh, oh oh."

 

Well, I didn't know it would come to this but
That's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright with letting nice things go
 
Well, I pawned the earrings that you gave me
Gold and made of flowers dangling
And I almost cried as I sold them all
And I don't mind living on bread and oranges, no, no
But I got to get to and from where I come
And it's gonna take money to go
 
In the name of higher consciousness
I let the best man I knew go
Cause it's nice to love and be loved
But it's better to know all you can know
I said it's nice to love and be loved
But I'd rather know what God knows
 
I can't do this once more
No man can keep me together
Been broken since I was born

 

I sincerely thought I was the only one appreciating Pawn Shop Blues lyrically to this crazy point

It's so different yet so truthful


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:12 PM

My favorite lyrics include:

 

Radio

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon,
like a fucking dream I'm living in

 

Is This Happiness

Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel
Betrayal, Betrayal,
One gun on the table
headshot if you're able

 

Gods & Monsters

When you talk it's like a movie and you're making me crazy
'cause life imitates art
if I get a little prettier can I be your baby?

You tell me life isn't that hard

 

Honeymoon

There are violets in your eyes
There are guns that blaze around you
There are roses inbetween my thighs
Fire that surrounds you

 

Pretty When You Cry

Don't say you need me when
you leave and you leave again
I'm stronger than all my men
Except for you
Don't say you need me if
you leave last, you're leaving
I can't do it, I can't do it, 

but you do it best

 

Fine China

Fine China and fresh linen

all my dresses with them tags still on them
Fine China and dull silver
My white horses and ivory almonds
I guess they really got the best uf us, didn't they?

They said that love was enough but it wasn't

The earth shattered, the sky opened

The rain was fire but we were wooden

 

Butterflies Pt. 2

My baby has an eye for pretty things, pretty things
He thinks that little girls are butterflies and cuts their wings
Sicko, psycho, sicko, but he's my beau
Puts them on a roller coaster, lures them in with Coca Cola!


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:22 PM

for k pt1
K's a friend of mine
I think about him as he does time
Miss his white wine
Funny I don't feel free
Even though it's not me
 
bad disease
There's some reason why I can't sit still
Every waking moment I feel so unfulfilled
I try to lie down, but I don't know how
Baby, when I'm sleeping, if it's less like I am dreaming
 
out with a bang
Smiles from the stranger, seem to change a day when
You were just about to go and throw your towel in
Lately I've been thinking about making changes
It's been on my mind for some time and I'm anxious
 
pretty baby
Darling, honey, if you don't think that you're going to want me
Then, honey, let me know
Listen, honey, I don't want to keep thinking you love me
Just to find out you don't
 
find my own way
I don't need anybody when I'm down
I don't really find it hard to get around
I'll find my own way back to town
Oh, no, you tell me how I need to be
That ain't up to anybody else but me
I don't care what you think

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:47 PM

It's you, it's you, it's all for you, everything I do...
 
So simple, yet it still gets me every single time


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:49 PM

Ultraviolence

He hurt me but it felt like true love (I relate heavily)

 

Shades of cool

And when he calls, he calls for me and not for you (sassy Lana)

 

Freak

Your Halo's full of fire (I love how this depicts him as like a fallen angel)

 

Velvet Crowbar

I was addicted to you, didn't wanna blow it (liking someone but not knowing If they feel the same)

 

Flipside

Are you gonna hurt me now, or are you Gonna Hurt me later (THE FEELS)

 

Yes To Heaven

If You dance ill dance, and if you don't ill dance anyway (not needing a mans to be happy. )

 

And lastly.... God Knows I Tried

On Monday they destroyed me, but by Friday I'm revived (this line hit me, and it did not feel like a kiss)


"And when you see my face on every billboard and TV screen, you'll regret the day you walked away" :lanahairflip3: :legend:

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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:53 PM

IS THIS HAPPINESS?

 

Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel
Betrayal, betrayal
One gun on the table
Headshot if you're able


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:54 PM

IS THIS HAPPINESS?

 

Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel
Betrayal, betrayal
One gun on the table
Headshot if you're able

these r some of my fav lyrics too 


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:54 PM

these r some of my fav lyrics too 

IS THIS HAPPINESS is just really heavy. it really gives me life.


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 10:55 PM

IS THIS HAPPINESS is just really heavy. it really gives me life.

my fav song on the delxues of UV. 


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Posted 07 November 2016 - 11:47 PM

My Best Days

Even my best days without you

Were nothing in comparison to my worst days

Once I had found you

Once I had you

I had everything

 

On Our Way

Spin me ’round, kiss me in your Chevrolet.

I love you more with each and everyday.

Top down, gonna make a getaway, top down.

Spin me ’round, kiss me in your Chevrolet.

You found me when I had lost my way.

as well as...

Why, did I think too much?

You tell me not to worry

Because you’re the boss.

 

Junky Pride

You have this way of making me

Say the opposite of everything I mean
I kiss you, I hug you
But I could not feel less connected from you
I know I wanted all this in the beginning, I really tried
I know I caught you at a not-so-happy time of your life
My dreams are bigger than your junkie pride

 

So many of her unreleased songs are lyrically gold  :defeated:



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Posted 08 November 2016 - 12:52 AM

bad disease

There's some reason why I can't sit still
Every waking moment I feel so unfulfilled
I try to lie down, but I don't know how
Baby, when I'm sleeping, if it's less like I am dreaming

 

I fucking love the line "Every waking moment I feel so unfulfilled." I always forget about Bad Disease, but it's such a damn good song.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 05:19 PM

IS THIS HAPPINESS?

Witch Hazel, Witch Hazel


Betrayal, betrayal


One gun on the table


Headshot if you're able



The entire song is beautiful
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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:38 AM

Ultraviolence:

"He hit me and it felt like a kiss"

 

"Blessed is this, this union

Crying tears of gold, like lemonade"

 

"Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines"

 

"Cause I was filled with poison

But blessed with beauty and rage"

 

Sad Girl:

"Watch what you say to me

Careful who you're talking to

I'm on fire, baby"

 

Freak:

"Flames so hot that they turn blue"

 

This Is What Makes Us Girls:

"The prettiest in crowd that you had ever seen

Ribbons in our hair and our eyes gleamed mean

A freshmen generation of degenerate beauty queens"

 

Video Games:

The whole lyric actually  :creep: . But I truly love the chorus:

"It's you, it's you, it's all for you
Everything I do
I tell you all the time
Heaven is a place on earth with you
Tell me all the things you wanna do
I heard that you like the bad girls
Honey, is that true?
It's better than I ever even knew
They say that the world was built for two
Only worth living if somebody is loving you
Baby, now you do"

Looks like love in the most purest and beautiful form  :oprah:

Backfire:

The whole lyric too.  :lel: But especially:

"I know very well you're bringing me down
I will follow, I will follow
For a little piece of heaven

I am ready, I am willing to drown" 


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:46 AM

The first time I ever read the fine china leaked lyrics, I honestly teared up a little bit. They're so beautiful and really feel genuine. That last line "the rain was fire but we were wooden" is such a haunting metaphor. 


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 05:57 AM

everyone loves ITH

...me too :dmd:

 

Is This Happiness?

 

the song is so serene and twinged with that dark humor that made UV as an album so captivating. to me at least

 

my favorite verse is:

 

High up in the Hollywood Hills crushing violet pills
You've been trying to write a novel about your cheap thrills
You think you're Hunter S. Thompson
I think you're :) crazy as the day's long
Man to man, heart to heart
I love you but you drive me so far
Wish you well on that star

 

it just strikes a chord with me and how she sings "man to man, heart to heart" is so broken and  :defeated:

 

West Coast

 

this song has been in my top 5 Lana songs forever.

 

Down on the West Coast they got a sayin'
"If you're not drinkin' then you're not playin'."
But you've got the music, you've got the music in you, don't you?

 

the most iconic intro ever? it's so good and in your face.

 

Raise Me Up

 

i recently got obsessed with this song. the lyrics are so weird and captivating

 

It's the voodoo, mississippi south

69 million stars
Birds are flying out of my mouth
Spirits creeping in my yard

 

i especially like the first line of this verse. the song lyrically as a whole has a lot of layers and metaphors that have me shook

 

Pawn Shop Blues, Shades of Cool, and Off to the Races are my favorite songs of Lana's lyrically for sure. the entirety of all 3.

Mermaid Motel is slept on a bit when it comes to lyrics. similar to how i feel with RMU, i think the kitschiness and overall strangeness of the lyrics come together so beautifully and that really defines AKA as an album.

 

Brooklyn Baby

 

Yeah my boyfriend's pretty cool
But he's not as cool as me

Cause I'm a Brooklyn baby

I'm a Brooklyn baby

 

an iconic outro. and these lines make me feel like i'm on top of the world in some wonderful, egotistical way

(i'd continue this list but that would basically include the rest of her discography in some way)


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 06:46 AM

Betty Boop Boop: "I''m gonna save the world" ... i really love how she says that
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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:02 AM

AMERICAN

 

Everybody wants to go fast

 but they can't compare

I don't really want the rest

  only you can take me there

I don't even know what I am saying

 but I'm praying for you

 

I love that lyric, it is so spot-on perfect

I know a few here say that last line makes no sense, but to me, it makes THE sense of all senses.

not to mention

the whole song makes me think of Barack Obama and how I feel about him

and using the word Like as the meaning on facebook (so not taken literally as he is American

so in an Irving Berlin way saying I like an American (named Barack Obama)

much the way Irving Berlin wrote "God Bless America" as a plea. He never said God blessed America, it was a plea during war time for

God to bless America.

 

which goes to Kristofferson's  "Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose" and was taken by the wrong people the wrong way so much so that Kristofferson

had to a few years ago explain what he meant when he wrote it (and Joplin sang the line in "Me and Bobby McGee") it means one is only free if they lost every single thing they had and are sitting on the beach howling at the moon, or coming off of that, and attempting to remake their life for the better

 

which brings me to my other favorite line from "Ride" which in the monologue Lana basically is reiterating what Kristofferson wrote

RIDE

I HEAR THE BIRDS (BYRDS) on the Summer Breeze

I drive fast, I am alone at midnight

Been trying hard not to get into trouble

But I got a war on my mind

I just ride

I just ride

 

(and then the lyrics of all lyrics that are like, so me)

 

I'm tired of feeling like I'm f...ing 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 ride

 

(and note-I do believe when she sings "I hear the Byrds on the Summer Breeze"

she is talking about driving with the radio loud, and the group "The Byrds" are on the "Summer Breeze"

and perhaps it's a Gram Parsons song the Byrds are singing, perhaps a Dylan song

God, if only Gram Parsons were still here and he and Lana recorded together.

(Without Gram Parsons, there were no Eagles, there was no country-rock at all.)

 

 

and years after Lana wrote the line from American, in true symmetry, Leonard Cohen sang a song called "Slow"

and voila, there is that same lyric


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Lana is our modern day Edith Piaf. Totally unique. a mixture of Brian WIlson Roy Orbison, Leonard Cohen, Gram Parsons, Elton & Bernie. Born to Die/Paradise is comparable to Elton's Captain Fantastic. All the records need to be listened whole. Waiting for a box set vinyl of all 400 songs not on any lp


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 07:49 AM

AMERICAN

You make me crazy, you make me wild
Just like a baby, spin me 'round like a child
Your skin so golden brown
Be young, be dope, be proud
Like an American

 

PRETTY WHEN YOU CRY

All the pretty stars shine for you, my love.
Am I that girl that you dream of?
All those little times you said that I'm your girl.
You make me feel like your whole world.

 

SHADES OF COOL

And when he calls
He calls for me and not for you
He prays for love, he prays for peace
And maybe someone new

But I can't help him, can't make him better
And I can't do nothing about his strange weather

 

SWAN SONG

Say goodnight to the life and the world you knew
I'm going to follow you

 

SUMMERTIME SADNESS

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That, baby, you're the best

 

BEL AIR

So I run like I'm mad to heaven's door.
I don't wanna be bad,
I won't cheat you no more.

Roses, Bel Air, take me there,
I've been waiting to meet you.
Palm trees in the light,
I can see late at night
Darling, I'm waiting to greet you,
Come to me, baby.

 

PWAN SHOP BLUES

Well, I didn't know it would come to this
But that's what happens when you're on your own
And you're alright letting nice things go

 

OLD MONEY

The power of youth is on my mind,
Sunsets, small town, I'm out of time.
Will you still love me when I shine,
From words but not from beauty?

 

TERRENCE LOVE YOU

You are what you are
I don't matter to anyone

and I lost myself when I lost you
And I still get trashed, darling, when I hear your tunes

 

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There are more lyrics I adore but I'm too lazy to find them


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Posted 21 November 2016 - 08:01 AM

The whole verse on Carmen in French is one of my favorite. I don't even understand a single word of it either
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