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Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have - But I Have It [Sylvia]

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I was reading Slim Arons and I got to thinking that I thought

Maybe I’d get less stressed if I was tested less like all of these debutantes

Smiling for miles in pink dresses and high heels on white yachts, but I’m not

Baby, I’m not

No, I'm not

That, I'm not

 

I’ve been tearing around in my fucking nightgown

24/7 Sylvia Plath

Writing in blood on my walls

‘Cause the ink in my pen don't work in my notepad

Don't ask if I'm happy

You know that I'm not

But at best I can say I'm not sad

‘Cause hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

 

I had fifteen-year dances, church basement romances, yeah, I've got

Spilling my guts with the Bowery Bums is the only love i've ever known

Except for the stage which I also call home when I'm not

Servin' up god in a burnt coffee pot for the triad

Hello, it's the most famous woman you know on the iPad

Calling from beyond the grave I just wanna say, "Hi, Dad"

 

I've been tearing up town in my fucking white gown

Like a goddamn near sociopath

Shaking my ass is the only thing that's got this black narcissist off my back

She couldn't care less, and I never cared more, so there's no more to say about that

Except hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman with my past

 

There's a new revolution, a loud evolution, that I saw

Born of confusion and quiet collusion of which mostly I've known

A modern day woman with a weak constitution cause I've got

Monsters still under my bed that I could never fight off

A gatekeeper carelessly dropping the keys on my nights off

 

I've been tearing around in my fucking nightgown

24/7 Sylvia Plath

Writing in blood on your walls cause the ink my pen don't look good in my pad

They write that I'm happy

They know that I'm not

But at best you can see I'm not sad

But hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

 

Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

But I have it

Yeah, I have it

Yeah, I have it

I have

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*less stressed


If by not 'up to par' you mean distilling the worst elements that only kind of work in songs, sure. I could put a dictionary audiobook on shuffle and put it to an instrumental of old money and some of y'all would still be saying it's 50/50 lmfao.

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I've always been a huge fan of Slim Aaron's photography and I'm not surprised Lana is familiar. Paradise cover was pretty much a homage to his work imo. Also these lyrics are giving me BTD feels. Faith restored!


I pray your life is sweet, you fucker

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I really really really really like this, it's giving me Heroin / Elvis vibes, I LOVE when songs tell stories. And musically as I said it's the first song so far I immediately loved, I'm trying so hard to remain calm and composed rn omfg


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If i was tested less like how i perceive these debutants, even though it pisses me off when people assume I've had it easy because of my daddy and looks lalala

 

I'm sure it's great but I'm not digging the surname inclusion.


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Reminds me of this line from the HM era

‘Living in the land of honeymoons and oil tycoons

God bless America, the land of pink champagne and purple rain’

Omg what is that, did she write those lines?? When?? I love them, they’re so descriptive!!

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