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The Best Lana Del Rey Lyrics: Reality in its rawest

I have been the biggest Lana Del Rey fan for as long as I can remember. I am a huge music junkie and I’m always naturally inclined to independent artists which produce tunes with elements of rock, folk and soul in them. And ever since my high school days, Lana Del Rey’s soothing highs and lows had me hooked. From her unreleased and not so popular tracks to hits like ‘Born to Die’, her music is just like a psychedelic experience. It makes you experience a time that you’ve never lived in-from the sepia-induced videos of skater kids and clips of love amongst youngsters are perfect for taking you back to the 60s. This is the part that appealed most to my inner aesthetic and soul. Putting her demeanour aside, she is undoubtedly one of the most original in the music industry. Her vague yet truthful lyrics about the capitalistic society, love and sex heightens the entire mood of her hauntingly calm tunes. Here are some of her best lyrics, depicting the reality we live in:

  1. “Money is the reason we exist, everybody knows it, it’s a fact” – National Anthem
  2. “They say that the world was built for two, only worth living if somebody is loving you” – Video games
  3. “You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop, but you fit me better than my favourite sweater” – Blue jeans
  4. “Will you still love me, when I got nothing but my aching soul?” – Young and beautiful
  5. “You get ready, you get all dressed up, to go nowhere in particular” – Love
  6. “Sometimes love is not enough and the road gets tough, I don’t know why” – Born to die
  7. “I think even I found God, in the flash bulbs of the pretty cameras” – Without you
  8. “And there’s no remedy for memory, your face is like a melody, it won’t leave my head” – Dark Paradise
  9. “In the name of higher consciousness, I let the best man I knew go” -Pawn Shop Blues
  10. “We all look for heaven and we put our love first, don’t cry about it” -This is what makes us girls

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