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‘Love’ by Lana Del Rey Lyrics – New Song

‘Love’ is the first single off of Lana’s new album. In her latest live Instagram stream, she described the aesthetic of the new album as having “a retro sensibility with a futuristic flair”, which can be seen in the achingly surreal music video for the latest release. Moreover however, I feel the most beautiful element of this piece of work is the lyrical message of the song. Lana encompasses that strange, bittersweet sensation of youth and being lost and impassioned, masterfully. I say masterfully because it is achieved, actually, so simplistically and effortlessly, with modestly powerful metaphors and language, yet it doesn’t patronise. The words reach out to those who are searching, wavering, doubting; and for me, it’s a reassuring smile that losing your mind in this disenchanting world is just a growing pain. Meaning, you’re still so young, and you’re doing the right thing, and God, how lucky you are to be so in love and to love so much.

Look you kids with your vintage music,
coming through satellites while cruising,
you’re part of the past but now you’re the future,
signals crossing can get confusing.

It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy, sometimes,
it’s enough just to make you feel crazy.

You get ready you get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
back to work or the coffee shop,
doesn’t matter cos its enough,
to be young, and in love,
to be young, and in love.

Look you kids, you know you’re the coolest,
the world is yours and you can’t refuse it,
seen so much, you could get the blues but,
that don’t mean that you should abuse it.

Though it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy, I know,
it’s enough just to make you go crazy, crazy, crazy.

You get ready you get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
back to work or the coffee shop,
it don’t matter because it’s enough,
to be young, and in love,
to be young, and in love.

Don’t worry baby, don’t worry baby.

And it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy,
it’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy.

I get ready I get all dressed up,
to go nowhere in particular,
doesn’t matter if I’m not enough,
for the future or the things to come,
cos I’m young, and in love,
I’m young, and in love.

Don’t worry baby, don’t worry baby.

Kids in Heat – Hannah Lou Clark – Lyrics

I was swimming in your eyes, at the heart of the storm, until the earth washed me up in the belly of a beast. I was dancing in your eyes, at the brow of your mind, until the earth drew me back through the turnstile.

We’re just kids in heat, bodies in a reckless beat. We’re just kids in heat, waiting ’til we find our feet.

Let me wipe away your tears, lick the salt from your skin, until we can’t tell where you end and I begin. I’ve been dreaming of your eyes, in the blue of the storm, instant replays in my mind are unsuitable sin.

We’re just kids in heat, bodies in a reckless beat. We’re just kids in heat, waiting ’til we find our feet. We’re just kids in heat, bodies in a reckless beat. We’re just kids in heat, waiting ’til we find our feet.

Listen to ‘Silent Type’ EP by Hannah Lou Clark:

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ Album Review

Whilst ‘Ultraviolence’, Lana’s last album, rode a theme of desperation, loneliness and unrequited, abusive love, ‘Honeymoon’ is about a love laced with quivering hope, freedom and vengeance – so only more tormenting. Lyrically, Lana has somewhat brought back the sass of her debut album ‘Born To Die’. Melodically, she has not returned to pop, and sings longing, legato notes in her high, Marilyn-esque pitch. For tracks such as ‘High By The Beach’ however, we do hear the lower end of her range, pining over distorted, hip-hop beats. Throughout the album, the epic, natural string section that Lana is so well known for is occasionally quietened, making room for either mellow electronic organs or exotic percussion, concocting visions of The Godfather films, especially the song ‘Salvatore’. The all-consuming obsession with Americana and its darkest corners remains the overbearing force behind Lana’s work, and ‘Honeymoon’, despite being not as dreary as ‘Ultraviolence’, is somewhat more haunting for this reason. ‘Honeymoon’ paints a vision larger than “the other woman” from ‘Ultraviolence’, depicting instead a tangled story of hazy nights out, anonymity as a ‘Freak’ in California, and the desire to run away and have it all. The theatrical tone is chilling and strange. In the interlude ‘Burnt Norton’, we listen to Lana recite a philosophical monologue about the nature of time, of present, future and past, over the top of psychedelic sounds and vibrations, and the mirage of drugs, neon lights and the glamour of sadness thickens. Successfully again, Lana will pull you into her world of self-made illusion, that grapples onto beauty in a tragic reality. Her music’s openness about suffering from irrational infatuation, and from one’s vicious disenchantment with their existence, is what continues to make Lana Del Rey’s work, and the ‘Honeymoon’ album, so uncanny and addictive.

‘Phantom’ – Leigh

Lily-white beauty, never gets dirty, even her bare cold feet.
She is the phantom we want to become, nameless and careless and free.
She is the nightmare, yellow-eyed creature, giggling, sweet white teeth.
Dying, so tired, gimme your powers, voices deep as the sea.
She is the lighthouse, bring ’em in closer, sugar-kiss on her tongue.
Trying forever but I don’t get better, she is all that we want.
Open up and tell me how, how to break these chains,
kiss me in the darkness, baby girl, let it go, let it go, makes me crazy waiting for you.
Lily-white beauty, never gets dirty, even her bare cold feet.
She is the phantom we want to become, nameless and careless and free.
Open up and tell me how, how to break these chains,
kiss me in the darkness, baby girl, let it go, let it go, makes me crazy waiting for you.

https://soundcloud.com/leighofficial/phantom