Song of the Day #3,185: ‘Love’ – Lana Del Rey

I never expected to like Lana Del Rey as much as I do. I originally thought of her as little more than a curiosity, a pretty face focused on style over substance who flamed out hilariously on Saturday Night Live.

But high critical praise for her 2014 album Ultraviolence prompted me to buy it, and I was blown away by the lush instrumentation, sneakily passionate vocals and nuanced lyrics. I promptly bought her earlier releases and found them equally compelling.

Her next release, 2015’s Honeymoon, was her best yet. It hit all the same notes but with even more confidence and musical sophistication. I was officially a major fan.

After a two-year break, Del Rey will release her fifth studio album sometime this year. The first taste is ‘Love,’ a typically melodramatic ballad dripping with sad nostalgia. One thing I love about Del Rey is how little she seems to care about bending her sound toward the fads of the day. You won’t find a rap break in any of her songs.

The new album doesn’t have a title or release date yet. I’ll be first in line when it does.

[Verse 1]
Look at you kids with your vintage music
Comin’ through satellites while cruisin’
You’re part of the past, but now you’re the future
Signals crossing can get confusing

[Pre-Chorus]
It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy
Sometimes, it’s enough just to make you feel crazy

[Chorus]
You get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or the coffee shop
Doesn’t matter cause it’s enough
To be young and in love (ah, ah)
To be young and in love (ah, ah)

[Verse 2]
Look at 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

[Pre-Chorus]
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

[Chorus]
But you get ready, you get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
Back to work or go the coffee shop
It don’t matter because it’s enough
To be young and in love (ah, ah)
To be young and in love (ah, ah)

[Bridge]
Hmm (ah, ah)
Hmm (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Hmm
Don’t worry, baby
Hmm (ah, ah)
Hmm (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Hmm
Don’t worry, baby

[Pre-Chorus]
And It’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy
It’s enough just to make me go crazy, crazy, crazy

[Chorus]
I get ready, I get all dressed up
To go nowhere in particular
It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough
For the future or the things to come
‘Cause I’m young and in love (ah, ah)
I’m young and in love (ah, ah)
(Ah, ah)

[Outro]
Hmm (ah, ah)
Hmm (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Hmm
Don’t worry, baby
Hmm (ah, ah)
Hmm (ah, ah, ah, ah)
Hmm
Don’t worry, baby

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,185: ‘Love’ – Lana Del Rey

  1. Dana says:

    I like her sound as well. Based on this song, the upcoming album should be promising.

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