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So Wait. Lana Del Rey is Making More Music?

See, this girl just has me spinning. First, she’s quitting music. Then she’s having sex with Axl Rose. Then she’s not. Then she’s wiping herself on your curtains. Now she’s back to music again. Guys, I just can’t keep up.

This is Lana‘s latest single, ‘Ride’, and if the title didn’t sort of clue you in as to what the song’s about, here’re the lyrics:

I’ve been out on that open road
You can be my full time, daddy
White and gold
Singing blues has been getting old
You can be my full time, baby
Hot or cold

Don’t break me down
I’ve been traveling too long
I’ve been trying too hard
With one pretty song

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get into trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
So, I just ride
Dying young and I’m playing hard
That’s the way my father made his life an art
Drink all day and we talk ’til dark
That’s the way the road doves do it, ride ’til dark.

Don’t leave me now
Don’t say good bye
Don’t turn around
Leave me high and dry

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get in trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride

I’m tired of feeling like I’m f*cking crazy
I’m tired of driving ’til I see stars in my eyes
I look up to hear myself saying,
“Baby, too much I strive, I just ride.”

I hear the birds on the summer breeze, I drive fast
I am alone in the night
Been trying hard not to get in trouble, but I
I’ve got a war in my mind
I just ride

So, not terrible, all in all, right? The girl’s got something of a voice to her, and if you can get past all of the weird plastic surgery, there’s potential. But just to compare, this is Lana Del Rey before she made the Big Time. And my oh my, what a difference:

What’s the verdict, guys? New song—crap or not crap?

17 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Not sure how anyone can claim that this woman is untalented. I get that it’s not “cool” to like her, but it would be nice if people would listen to the music and make up their own minds rather than bash her based on what people on teh internets say.

  • I actually don’t know much about this girl at all, except that this site seems to hate her. I have to say – not keen on her voice. I couldn’t even make it through the entire audio clip.

  • Lana Del Rey is one of the most unique and talented artists around. Stop acting like a child and bashing her on everyone of your posts. If you don’t like her music, style or looks then stop posting about her? I don’t know why I wasted my time going through your posts, as you seem to comment on her ‘weird plastic surgery’ in all of them. To me it looks like you are just a jealous little girl. She might not be for everyone, but thats no reason to hate on her. My advice, stop posting worthless short articles that are mostly made up of stuff copied and pasted from other sites.

  • I love it! Love her and Born to Die is a great album IMO. I agree with above. Listen to her album and then decide if you like her based on the music! Who cares what she looks like!

  • The girl seems to have a fine voice but almost negative stage presence. You chose the profession, own it. don’t act like you’d rather be poisoned than stand up there and sing

  • Her singing is not my cup of tea, a little too monotone and boring, doesn’t want to make me listen to the lyrics. So far everything I’ve heard her sing sounds about the same melody wise, nothing I’m going to remember. She always sounds like she’s boring herself to death when she performing her music live.


  • Wow, EBD was nice up there. Anyway, I like the song and one or two of her others, though I’m just too old for some of the sentiments (would have idolized her at 17!). I can’t figure out why her voice is so lovely at times and awful at others – maybe just nerves?

  • Wow this article is a bit rubbish isn’t it? Lana Del Rey is one of the top leading artists right now and her album Born To Die has reached the no.1 best album in several countries, so I’m not sure what you’re talking about here exactly. And she has a great voice, because it is natural. Ever heard of that? Guess not. Oh and “weird plastic surgery”? Really, now? First of, no, she does not look “so different”. I see her basically the same, and compared to other artists, she is definitely pretty natural-looking. And kudos for posting a video of her that’s like 5 years old, really. Good job.

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