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Paradise is Very Fragile

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Paradise is very fragile,

and it seems like it’s only getting worse.

 

Down here in Florida,

We’re fighting red toxic tides,

Massive fish kills,

Not to mention hurricanes and rising sea levels.

 

Back in Los Angeles, things aren’t looking much better.

My treehouse that’d been standing for 80 years succumbed to the woolsy fire.

 

Who would’ve thought that this year at 33,

You would’ve been taken out from under me,

After all those years?

 

Built from the ground up, by hand, by your very first owner.

Quiet world war one aviation pilot.

I tried to save you, but the German Shepard seemed more important.

 

Paradise is very fragile,

and it’s only getting worse.

 

Our leader is a megalomaniac,

And we’ve seen that before.

But never 'cause it was what the country deserved.

 

My friends tell me to stop calling 911 on the culture,

but it’s either that or I 5150 myself.

 

They don’t understand.

I’m a dreamer.

And I had big dreams for the country.

Not for what it could do, but how it could feel.

How it could think,

How it could dream.

 

I know.

Who am I to dream for you?

It’s just that in my own mind,

I was born with a little bit of paradise.

I was lucky in that way.

Not like my husband,

Who was born and raised in hell.

 

I always had something gentle to give.

All of me, in fact.

It’s one of the beautiful things about me.

It’s one of the beautiful things about nature.

 

But... lately I’ve been thinking that I wish

Someone had told me when I was younger

More about the inhabitants that thrive off of paradise.

 

That should they take too much,

There would be nothing left to give.

Not everyone’s nature is golden and green.

And you can’t fight what’s in your nature.

 

I got to thinking about it as we were fighting the fires in Agora

But I’m tired of fighting you.

 

Paradise is very fragile,

and it’s only getting worse.

 

And every time I think of that,

I think about the curse bestowed upon Eve

That fateful eve she took that bite of fruit from that fruitful tree.

And this summer night, you in front of me,

Makes me contemplate the origins of good and evil.

 

Because you take, and you take, and take, and you take,

But you taste like the beach and a kiss.

Candy from my eyes,

in my veins you run citrus.

 

Watercolour images of serpents on orange trees arise in my midst.

Kundalini, you breathe me.

I could do this forever.

 

But my heart is very fragile,

and I have nothing left to give.

 

 

 

thank you to @ takeitdoen for the transcript, for it is released in Australia


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My friends tell me to stop calling 911 on the culture

 

Karen teas 

 

Also I think the 'friends' telling her stop was Ariana Grande because didn't she tell Lana about why she was being problematic?

 

Damn


The Paramount sign sparkling, sparkling just for me ♡

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what's wrong about this culture thing? genuine question, english it's not my first language so maybe here we give another interpretation to the word, because i don't really understand what's so bad about it

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Excluding the culture line, the 5150 line really hits

i wonder if she's being hyperbolic or there's something serious going on

also, all these mentions of people calling her 'crazy' hit different now

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what's wrong about this culture thing? genuine question, english it's not my first language so maybe here we give another interpretation to the word, because i don't really understand what's so bad about it

tbh I don't see anything problematic about it but people may associate it with her infamous post

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what's wrong about this culture thing? genuine question, english it's not my first language so maybe here we give another interpretation to the word, because i don't really understand what's so bad about it

girl im english and i dont even know

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