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#1 OFFLINE   Clampigirl

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:08 PM

This is the thread for expressing your love for specific Lana lyrics and why they feel special to you! We all love her songs... but is there a certain part of any of them that makes your fan heart beat a little extra? :heart:

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Get Free

There's no more chasing rainbows and hoping for an end to them

Their arches are illusions, solid at first glance

But then you try to touch them

There's nothing to hold onto

The colors used to lure you in and put you in a trance

 

Why it's extra special to me:

First of all, I'm simply amazed that Lana wrote this. It's so beautiful and illustrates a feeling very well. Something that I've been feeling too. That you try to stay on course for your goal, you were so into reaching them.... and you may never reach them... or if you finally did, it wasn't like you thought it would be and your dreams and goals just shatter. And then you're kinda lost because you don't know where to go or what to do now. And boy, I feel so lost and confused in this moment of my life.

It's just so beautiful to me.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:20 PM

A big THANK YOU for this thread. For starters:

 

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

 

It's the least Lana-esque lyric she ever wrote but it resonates with me to a crazy point. Not everything is about loving and being loved - there are plenty of non-romantic things to experience. Also: both of my exes had a problem with my longing for the unknown and being a free spirit, they couldn't pin me down, I seek fresh things super quick, so for Lana to capture the issue with 4 simple verses is a blast :flutter:


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:26 PM

Is it me was I wrong to have trusted you

Did I see what I wanted, what wasn't true?

Was I wrong to go on like a little fool?

It's amazing what women in love will do

 

Big Eyes is such a haunting and beautiful song. Lana hit it out of the park with a lot of her movie soundtrack songs, I have to say.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 07:34 PM

"I hear the birds in the summer breeze,I drive fast I am alone in midnight been trying hard to not get into trouble but I I've got a war in my mind"
I think the juxtaposition between her seeking the company of people in this video really links in with the song and how she never is able to really connect with anyone due to her mental state riddled with problems
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:15 PM

"Heaven is a place on earth with"

"They say that the world was built for two"

"Only worth living if somebody is loving you" 

I love this song..it's romantic but melancholic


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:18 PM

Literally all of Heroin lyrics, her best written song imo
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:22 PM

„The earth shattered, the sky opened. The rain was fire but we were wooden“

Beautiful poetry
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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:30 PM

We could go back to New York
Loving you was really hard
We could go back to Woodstock
Where they don't know who we are
Heaven is on earth
I will do anything for you, babe
Blessed is this, this union
Crying tears of gold, like lemonade

I love you the first time
I love you the last time
Yo soy la princesa, comprende mis white lines
Cause I'm your jazz singer
And you're my cult leader
I love you forever,
I love you forever

 

I don't know why but I love these lyrics.


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 08:44 PM

Stranger than a stranger, for its deepness :oprah:

 

But seriously, I adore the EMGHW bridge forever


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Posted 26 October 2017 - 09:10 PM

all of get free, that song just means so much to me and i can't even describe what it feels like listening to it

get free > every other lana song for me now personally 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:15 AM

"I'm stronger than all my men, expect for you."  :wowcry:  


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:26 AM

in terms of how she phrased them i think one of her highlights was the bridge of TBD, it's so mesmerizing and haunting and while it's not quick n boppy it's so goddamn catchy with the smoky 

 

You should've known better
Than to have, to let her
Get you under her spell of the weather
I got you where I want you
You did it, I never
I'm falling for forever
I'm playing head games with you
Got you where I want you
I got you, I got you
I got you where I want you now

 

 

and the chorus from my all time favorite song is so beautiful as well, even a certain lyric in the verse just feels right u know ?

 

-I'm no longer a candle in the wind

 

We did it for fun, we did it for free

I did it for you, you did it for me

we did it for the right reasons


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:33 AM

Can I let go?
And let your memory dance
In the ballroom of my mind


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:46 AM

Can I let go?
And let your memory dance
In the ballroom of my mind

u forgot the climax of those lyrics w the 

 

'across the county lines' 


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 12:47 AM

u forgot the climax of those lyrics w the 

 

'across the county lines' 

I love that line but it also immediately turns the song into a country song 

 

across them county lines 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:00 AM

I love that line but it also immediately turns the song into a country song 

 

across them county lines 

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 09:50 AM

It's nothing special but I like the lyrics
"But you still can find me,if you ask nicely underneath the pines..with the daisies feeling hazy..."
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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:05 AM

At the top of my head. Video Games. Just all of it, the subtlety, the simple rhymes, but still somehow making it one of the most beautiful tracks out there. This simple line:

"Only worth living if somebody, is loving you"  --  Just so beautiful.


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:58 AM

From my favorite lyric/song of 2017- Coachella-

 

Maybe My Contribution

Could be as small as hoping

That words can turn to birds 

and 

Birds would send my thoughts your way

 

which is the #1 song and #1 lyric of not only this year, but perhaps this decade.

 

prior to Coachella

 

the most iconic lyric and the one I always pictured My President, President Obama being the focus was in "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

 

You make me crazy You make wild

Just like  a baby, spin me around like a child

Your skin so soft so golden brown

Be young, be dope, be proud

Like an American     

 

(note- with Like being used in the facebook/comment/youtube meaning of the word like)

 

 

@evalionisameme-

that is also one of the iconic lyrics (in fact Ride/American is the best 1-2 of any album) HOWEVER-

until my dying day, I believe the lyrics should be

I hear the BYRDS on the Summer Breeze (satellite radio show) and a Gram Parsons reference

but either way...


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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 27 October 2017 - 03:36 PM

It's nothing special but I like the lyrics
"But you still can find me,if you ask nicely underneath the pines..with the daisies feeling hazy..."

 

These paint a nice picture in my head so I see where you're coming from

Reminded me of the BTD storytelling she once was good at


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