Song of the Day #2,549: ‘How to Be a Heartbreaker’ – Marina and the Diamonds

marina_diamonds_heartbreakerMy final selection of this week of songs introduced to me by my daughter is from an artist I would never have known otherwise. The other acts I featured this week were all on my radar, but Marina and the Diamonds (the stage name of Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Lambrini Diamandis) was completely new.

The 29-year-old has released three albums since 2010, the latest (titled Froot) in March of this year.

Sophia first heard this song on her Lana Del Rey channel on iTunes radio. ‘How to Be a Heartbreaker’ is a single Marina released in 2012 that didn’t make the tracklist of that year’s full-length album, Electra Heart.

It’s a catchy track that reminds me a bit of Paramore’s earlier work.

[Verse 1]:
Rule number one
Is that you gotta have fun
But, baby, when you’re done
You gotta be the first to run

Rule number two
Just don’t get attached to
Somebody you could lose
So le-let me tell you

[Hook]:
This is how to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like a little danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singin’ I lo-lo-lo-love you
How to be a heartbreaker
Boys they like the look of danger
We’ll get him falling for a stranger, a player
Singing I lo-lo-lo-love you
At least I think I do
Cause I lo-lo-lo-love you

[Verse 2]:
Rule number three
Wear your heart on your cheek
But never on your sleeve
Unless you want to taste defeat

Rule number four
Gotta be looking pure
Kiss him goodbye at the door
And leave him wanting more, more

[Hook]

[Bridge]:
Girls, we do, whatever it will take
Cause girls don’t want
We don’t want our hearts to break, in two
So it’s better to be fake
Can’t risk losing in love again, babe

[Hook]

[Outro]:
At least I think I do

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,549: ‘How to Be a Heartbreaker’ – Marina and the Diamonds

  1. Dana says:

    a paint by numbers pop song, but catchy and enjoyable.

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