Lana Del Rey Song Meanings and Interpretations
1 year ago
personally, this reminds me of my mother- she's too busy being this 'perfect' woman and forgets about her kids whilst trying to keep everything in order, when my step-dad comes home, she puts on her makeup and dresses, and perfumes. cooks and cleans for him whilst he lounges, her kids never get attention 'there are never toys that's scattered everywhere', she's always working hard for him, but sadly. He got another wife. the other woman will never have his love to keep. what confuses me is- why is she still with him?
2 years ago
I really just think this song is an anthem on depression. I think she's is saying that she tried and tried to be happy, please others, get labels to sign her, etc. and eventually she gets to the point where she feels dead and it's all for nothing. And I think the line "let there be light" is referring to a supernatural light, a greater calling that she can't find in materialistic things.
3 years ago
When I heard Lana's voice I was seeing this whole film noir scene in front of eyes. The loneliness of the third person makes me shiver... This woman loves her man so much that she's willing to dress herself up and be all pretty and things. By the way, the man is a total jerk. He probably has wife & kids somewhere also waiting for him, but he chose another woman to satisfy his selfish sexual desire. In this case, both woman feel sad and no one wins.
3 years ago
I wasn't into Lana, it shocked me to match the innocent face of hers with those lyrics; it predisposes for a regular ballad, that's not the case! This song has to be about "deflower" of the young Lana, not given in raw lyrics -except some lines, and it combines perfectly!
4 years ago
I find this song so enchanting. I think the lyrics speak about a younger woman with an older, possibly criminal man. She seems very caught up in this sort of romanticized version of a wild, dangerous life. This man is both her temptation and her salvation - there are many references to both his sweetness as well as his destructiveness.
Quoting Walt Whitman, Lana Del Rey sings for the beauty and sensuality that we all carry, naming people that we all still remember mainly as "tragic idols" because of their tough lives and beauty. This body electric is what, occasionally, is helping us go through the hard times.
4 years ago
A pretty rough song about tough love where there is hitting and she somehow has gotten used to it because she loves him and so she takes it all. It's a sort of attitude like the one the character of the woman had in Love the Way You Lie, where in a way she took it too because in some twisted way, she enjoyed it but at the same time knew it was absolutely wrong. Here she takes it but still calls it ultraviolence.