Song Lyrics of the Day : Lana Del Rey – Get Free


“Lana will always be Lana, but she reserves the right to make life changes, to feel proud of what she’s accomplished, and to sing about being happy and free, for once”.

2           This is the controversial track that’s taking Lana Del Rey to court with Radiohead. The song was initially called ‘Malibu’ and when you hear it you will understand why. Del Rey claims the lyrics were personal before she rewrote it, too personal in fact and all about her experience as an artist.  In ‘Get Free’ she’s decided to let her thoughts linger, her feelings simmering throughout. The lyrics are beautifully poignant and honest, a true testament to Del Rey’s skill as a writer.

“Get Free”
Finally, I’m crossing the threshold
From the ordinary world
To the reveal of my heart
Undoubtedly, that will for certain
Take the dead out of the sea
And the darkness from the arts

This is my commitment
My modern manifesto
I’m doing it for all of us
Who never got the chance
For …[Amy] and for …[Whitney] (shut up, shut up)
And all my birds of paradise (shut up, shut up)
Who never got to fly at night (shut up, shut up)
‘Cause they were caught up in the dens

Sometimes it feels like I’ve got a war in my mind
I want to get off but I keep riding the ride
I never really noticed that I had to decide
To play someone’s game or live my own life
And now I do
I want to move
Out of the black (out of the black)
Into the blue (into the blue)

Finally
Gone is the burden
Of the crowding way of being
That comes from energies combined
Like my part was I
Was not discerning
And you as we found out
Were not in your right mind

There’s no more chasing rainbows
And hoping for an end to them
Their arches are illusions
Solid at first glance
But then you try to touch them (touch, touch)
There’s nothing to hold on to (hold, hold)
The colors used to lure you in (shut up, shut up)
And put you in a trance (ah… yeah)

Sometimes it feels like I’ve got a war in my mind
I want to get off but I keep riding the ride
I never really noticed that I had to decide
To play someone’s game or live my own life
And now I do
I want to move
Out of the black (out of the black)
Into the blue (into the blue)
Out of the black (out of the black)
Into the blue (into the blue)
Out of the black (out of the black)
Into the blue (into the blue)

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