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#101 OFFLINE   Lirazel

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

Noir has the iconiest lyrics (although i dislike how the song sounds)

I love both the music and the lyrics, so I'm in luck.

Though I can't help but think about blow-up dolls when the 'he's gonna leave me, he wants a Real Girl' part, haha. 


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 05:31 PM

I can see my baby swinging
his Parliament's on fire and his hands are up
On the balcony and I'm singing
Ooh baby, ooh baby, I'm in love

I can see my sweet boy swinging
He's crazy y Cubano como yo l-love
on the balcony and I'm singing
Move baby, move baby I'm in love

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:08 PM

Life rocked me like Mötley

Grabbed me by the ribbons in my hair


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:09 PM

pawn shop blues, the whole lyrics


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:21 PM

Are ruined bitch

Are ruined bitch

Are ruined, fuck


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:26 AM

pawn shop blues, the whole lyrics



:( so bittersweet

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 01:39 AM

I really, really love the opening lines of BPBP. Easily one of her moet poetic lyrics.

Blue is the color of the planet from the view above
Long live our reign, long live our love
Green is the planet from the eyes of a turtle dove
Till it runs red, runs red with blood

So beautiful :xcry:
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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:14 AM

I really, really love the opening lines of BPBP. Easily one of her moet poetic lyrics.

Blue is the color of the planet from the view above
Long live our reign, long live our love
Green is the planet from the eyes of a turtle dove
Till it runs red, runs red with blood

So beautiful :xcry:

Same! Tho, as much as I love BP, I kinda wanna know how she was gonna go with the alternate version of the track, the lyrics bout being in yellow sun just won my interest 


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:37 PM

Gargoyles standing,

In front of your gate,

Trynna tell me to wait,

but I can't wait to see you


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:17 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.

 

 

Yes yes yes. Big Eyes doesn't get anywhere near as much appreciation as it should. Such a gorgeous song, sonically and lyrically. The way she paints such a vivid picture in the verses. Masterpiece.


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Posted 31 March 2018 - 11:38 PM

"Hello, heaven"


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Posted 06 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

ALL of Black Beauty

“He used to call me DN, that stood for deadly nightshade, cause I was filled with poison, but blessed with beauty and rage”

“Will you still love me when I’m no longer young and beautiful, will you still love when I’ve got nothin but my achin soul”
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Posted 23 April 2018 - 06:10 AM

I was listening to American today, driving back home. The opening lines reminded me of my grandparents house, and the home in the Shades of Cool video, with the rock wall, the wooden overtones, the tiled floors and white fur rug and wide ceiling to floor windows. The smell of cigarette smokes. I'd always imagine it back to when the song starts 

Play house, put your favorite record on
    get down,get your crystal method on
You were like tall, tan, driving round the city
  flirting with the girls cause you're so pretty 



 


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#114 OFFLINE   Clampigirl

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Posted 07 September 2018 - 11:16 PM

I'm the bolt, the lightning, the thunder
Kind of girl who's gonna make you wonder
Who you are and who you've been


Good lyrics come THROUGH :legend:
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Posted 07 September 2018 - 11:22 PM

He's the get-rich-quick type, mafioso-hit type, girl, I'm gonna marry him!


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Posted 07 September 2018 - 11:24 PM

Lyrically, I think Off To The Races, Cruel World and The Blackest Day are her most vital in terms of the Lana Del Rey character


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 11:31 AM

Lyrics might be appreciated for various reasons, but Get Free illustrates a fair amount of "resonance", meaning you might need to know the history behind some of the lyrics for them to be impactful. BTW, this is not one of my favorite songs from LFL (e.g., I like Change and Heroin more), though I like GF just fine, and it got me very interested in the music of Neil Young (which is no small debt for a song).

 

As @yevgeniakrasnova (now @veniceglitch) pointed out (which lead me to think about the lyric)
http://lanaboards.co...hread/?p=524551
 
The meaning of "out of the black and into the blue" in Get Free is a reversal of Neil Young's classic Hey Hey My My verse "out of the blue and into the black".
Out of the blue
And into the black
They give you this
But you pay for that
And once you're gone
You can never come back
When you're out of the blue
And into the black
 
LDR, in classic sci-fi fashion, reverses the polarity on the lyric, for a more phoenix-like optimistic statement, countering the live fast/die young aesthetic often attributed to her.
 
If you listen to HHMM and go to Wikipedia and read about the song, it seems plausibly important to LDR for a number of reasons. The song is about someone who becomes famous and burns out quickly (i.e. possibly dies, though the mention of Johnny Rotten in the song is confusing, as it was Sid Viscious that actually died, so maybe it's about becoming famous and losing relevance).  Lastly (and as they say not least), Neil's HHMM song is also famous for the lyric "Rock and roll is here to stay; It's better to burn out than to fade away", which was partially quoted on Kurt Cobain's suicide note. That Cobain did this (quite understandably) freaked Neil the fuck out.

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 12:13 PM

she wants to die 

she should just fucking try

 

when I heard these the first time around I really felt the pain in her voice 


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Posted 10 October 2018 - 02:31 AM

when you talk it's like a movie

and it's 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


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