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#41 OFFLINE   Clampigirl

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:28 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

 

I don't know, i just feel like a lot of people could relate to this and she describes the character very well in these few lines. ♥


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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:46 PM

"I had bright wishes in the summer, I was bathing in sunlight

Painting in the garden like a ghost in Mid-July
Running fast from something with my eyes wide like
Saucers spinning in the sun
 
 
I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine
 
 
Your lies were hard kisses in the summer
I was dreaming of a lake
Dreaming of the water where I'd rise like a phoenix
Or an iron from the fire
I've got things to tell you like I know that you're a liar "
 
These lyrics legit had me crying one day.

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:49 PM

I'm flyin' to the moon again, dreamin' about marzipan
Taking all my medicine to take my thoughts away
I'm getting on that aeroplane, leavin' my old man again
I hope that I come back one day
To tell you that I really changed
, baby

 

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:00 PM

No one's gonna take my soul away
I'm living like Jim Morrison


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Overdose and dyin'
On our drugs and our love
And our dreams and our rage
Blurring the lines between real and the fake


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It only takes two hours to Nevada
I wear your sparkle, you call me your mama


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Cause I'm your jazz singer
And you're my cult leader
I love you forever,
I love you forever


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I keep my lips red
To seem like cherries in the spring
Darling, you can't let everything
Seem so dark blue


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There's so any more but I'll leave it at that lol
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Posted 13 December 2017 - 04:10 PM

You had my caged up like a bird in mid-summer

You saw me waiting

I was crazy, on fire, waiting to fly

I can fly

 

Such an amazing way to describe freedom  :flutter:


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Posted 18 December 2017 - 05:50 PM

Where have you been?
Where did you go?

Those summer nights seem long ago

So is the girl you used to call

The Queen of New York City

 

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:50 PM

You had my caged up like a bird in mid-summer
You saw me waiting
I was crazy, on fire, waiting to fly
I can fly
 
Such an amazing way to describe freedom  :flutter:


Yeah. But I've almost forgotten what it feels like. :(
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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:34 PM

Yeah. But I've almost forgotten what it feels like. :(

 

IM SCREAMING @Auto-Tuned Loon I'm coming to save you from Emile Hayne's basement!! Hang on in there!!

 

(although if this isn't a joke you can DM me anytime but I am assuming this is a joke, and I laughed hard)


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:52 AM

 

"I had bright wishes in the summer, I was bathing in sunlight

Painting in the garden like a ghost in Mid-July
Running fast from something with my eyes wide like
Saucers spinning in the sun
 
 
I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn't crazy, I was divine
 
 
Your lies were hard kisses in the summer
I was dreaming of a lake
Dreaming of the water where I'd rise like a phoenix
Or an iron from the fire
I've got things to tell you like I know that you're a liar "
 
These lyrics legit had me crying one day.

 

The feels man. I think a lot of people forget how beautiful this song is 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 05:58 AM

Blue is the color of the planet, from the view above. Long live our reign, long live our love. 


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:05 AM

All of the UV outtakes are making me feel sm rn

Does the ocean inspire, easy rider?
Do the stars and the wind take you higher?
You are California proud
You are angels of the night.
Rock and Roll guardians now
The last keepers of the light

 

 

Fine china and fresh linen
All of my dresses with them tags still on them
Fine china and dull silver
My white horses and my ivory almonds
I guess they really got the best of 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

 

If you go I'll stay

You come back I'll be right here
Like a barge at sea
In the storm I stay clear

 

Late at night, baby you're my sign

Call me late if you wanna get high
Late at night, laying in Versailles
You and I get to know one another


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:51 AM

I find "Sad Girl" to be one of Lana's masterpiece, tbh. 

 

"He's got the fire and he walks with fame

He's got the fire and he talks with fame
His Bonnie on the side, Bonnie on the side
Makes me so sad, girl
His money on the side, money on the side
Makes me so sad, girl"

 

know the girl likes some Lynch ("Blue Velvet" and such) -- and I can't help but think "fire and he walks" is a reference to Twin Peaks, and the trumpets at the end of the second verse are the same ones that are used in Lynch's Mulholland Drive from 2001. Laura Palmer is a total Lana character, that's for sure. 

 

But the reason this song is fantastic is because it sounds like a lounge song straight from hell - and the euphoria of these words over the mandarins and all the reverb for the bridge is GOAT level shit. I love the self-awareness to her being a "sad girl", but the way she's pushing the narrative that it's all sincere. The entire album seems to be about her transition into fame - that bridge from New York to California (Mulholland Drive is about going to California for fame, after all) - and it works so well, especially as the centerpiece of Ultraviolence. I'd argue the album is very much a horror one, and I may be the only who thinks it, but I think the Jim Jones/Manson cult aesthetic she was going for with the "Ultraviolence" (but it's "Freak"now) makes this song stand out even more. It's like she connecting the fame to actually becoming a cult leader. But here, it's her basking away in what fame entails for her, and whether she's going to find happiness in it finally. 

 

And then Lust for Life showed us she might not have found "happiness", but she's definitely figured life out, in some capacity - to some extent - for herself. By being a cult leader, but also still being that cult follower ("Coachella"/Father John Misty, as an example, with the "Freak" video).

 

Also gotta love the Bonnie and Clyde/bonnie flower interchanging there. Whichever she meant, works. I think she was aware of the double (she does it often), as "on the side" rhymes with and helps us recall the movie's title. 


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Posted 01 February 2018 - 05:41 PM

"Long live our reign, long live our love" in BPBP sounds so majestic somehow, and like you're really proud of this love and the person you share it with. Like as if you're praising it and aren't afraid of showing it. May it lead to good things.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 10:56 PM

God Knows I Tried as a whole makes me teary eyed, especially when she sings:

God knows I live
God knows I died
God knows I begged
Begged, borrowed and cried
God knows I loved
God knows I lied
God knows I lost
God gave me life
And God knows I tried

 

For when you feel like everything you've done and achieved was in vain, here she comes with this song that tells you ''you gave your best, you are here because of your own effort, don't be so hard on yourself'' and comes with the rather triumphant:

 

So let there be light
Let there be light
Light up my life

 

Plus the instrumental just adds so much to the lyrics, the very desert/western elements, like the song that plays when the cowboy is ready to leave by riding into the sunset, symbolizing that feeling of self-realization, i love it.


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:05 PM

"They name me Lana Rey Loreen" :creep:
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:11 PM

God Knows I Tried as a whole makes me teary eyed, especially when she sings:

God knows I live
God knows I died
God knows I begged
Begged, borrowed and cried
God knows I loved
God knows I lied
God knows I lost
God gave me life
And God knows I tried

 

For when you feel like everything you've done and achieved was in vain, here she comes with this song that tells you ''you gave your best, you are here because of your own effort, don't be so hard on yourself'' and comes with the rather triumphant:

 

So let there be light
Let there be light
Light up my life

 

Plus the instrumental just adds so much to the lyrics, the very desert/western elements, like the song that plays when the cowboy is ready to leave by riding into the sunset, symbolizing that feeling of self-realization, i love it.

 

The "On Monday they destroyed me But by Friday I'm revived" part gives me life


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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:14 PM

God Knows I Tried as a whole makes me teary eyed, especially when she sings:

God knows I live
God knows I died
God knows I begged
Begged, borrowed and cried
God knows I loved
God knows I lied
God knows I lost
God gave me life
And God knows I tried


For when you feel like everything you've done and achieved was in vain, here she comes with this song that tells you ''you gave your best, you are here because of your own effort, don't be so hard on yourself'' and comes with the rather triumphant:

So let there be light
Let there be light
Light up my life


Plus the instrumental just adds so much to the lyrics, the very desert/western elements, like the song that plays when the cowboy is ready to leave by riding into the sunset, symbolizing that feeling of self-realization, i love it.


Yes, I love your description. Preach :((((
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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:19 PM

Literally all of Heroin lyrics, her best written song imo

 

absolutely this, and for the reasons i mentioned here.



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Posted 05 February 2018 - 11:20 PM

Brooklyn Baby:

"You never liked the way I said it, if you don't get it, then forget it, 'cause I don't have to fucking explain it."


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Posted 06 February 2018 - 02:28 PM

try hard to remember the day

sick as fuck and sellin yay, diamonds and gettin blazed

your tattoos still magnificent 

no longer high but you're not very different 


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