DARK PARADISE

Today, I want to talk about the song Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey (her real name is Elizabeth Woolridge Grant), an amazing and talented American singer, she writes all the songs she sings. Lana Del Rey makes of her songs something beautiful, something full of softness.

The first song that people knew by her is Video Games (« it’s you, it’s you, it’s all for you… ») and that’s why I have started listening to her songs, and I fell in love with Dark Paradise (and other songs like Radio, National Anthem, Sad Girl…you have to listen to these songs, really!!!)

« All my friends tell me I should move on
I’m lying in the ocean, singing your song
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh
That’s how you sang it
Loving you forever, can’t be wrong
Even though you’re not here, won’t move on
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh
That’s how we played it
And there’s no remedy
For memory
Your face is like a melody,
It won’t leave my head
Your soul is haunting me
And telling me
That everything is fine
But I wish I was dead 
(dead like you)
Every time I close my eyes
It’s like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I’m scared that you
Won’t be waiting on the other side
Every time I close my eyes
It’s like a dark paradise
No one compares to you
I’m scared that you
Won’t be waiting on the other side
All my friends ask me why I stay strong
Tell ’em when you find true love it lives on
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ahh
That’s why I stay here« 

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In these lyrics, she talks about her lover lost, someone who’s dead now, and she can’t stop thinking or dreaming about this person, she miss this person. There are some metaphors, like « your face’s like a melody, it won’t leave my head » she references the person at a song, a melody that stays in mind, and we can’t do anything to stop that. Or « it’s like a dark paradise » she calls her life without her lover « dark paradise », two opposite words, dark reminds us the death, the sadness, the loneliness, and paradise reminds us a beautiful place where everybody is happy. So I think she loves thinking or dreaming about her lover, about her moments she spent with her lover, but when she realizes that her lover is dead, she feels empty and she is scared « I’m scared that you, won’t be waiting on the other side« 

I really really really love this song because I love sad songs, emotional songs, songs that make thrillings, songs that sum up my different states of mind, and that song reminds me something that happened to me in the past, so this song does mean so much to me, and there is one of the only songs that I can listen again and again, without stop, I could do this all the days (and that’s what I do!!!)

I hope that one day I can see her, I can hear her singing Dark Paradise, I really hope, I think she will make me cry during this song : I am fragile, yes (hahahah) but, look! In this videos, she sings Dark Paradise, and she seems very sad and affected, a lot of emotions 🙁

 

 

6 thoughts on “DARK PARADISE

  1. We must admit that Lana have a special voice, but a special AMAZING voice ! It’s not my style, but i really love to listen her. She writes her pwn songs, she’s beautiful and so kind with her fans, that proves she’s honest with the people and not false (as a lot of celebrities…). We can find ourselves in her songs. And we can conclude that she’s a great artist. 😀

  2. I don’t listen to her that much but there are a few songs I really like ! I have to admit that she is a wonderful artist, her voice is so relaxing and beautiful, and her lyrics are always on point. To be honest, I’ve never heard this song before but I love it so much now ! Thank you for this nice discovery !

  3. I’m so glad you wrote an article about Lana Del Rey!! I’m such a fan, I love this song. It makes us feel so many emotions at the same time. However, it is not my favourite song, I prefer Freak and also Yound and Beautiful 😉
    (ps: you should have wrote an article about bmth :))

  4. I also started listening to Lana Del Rey with Video Games haha! 🙂
    I really like this artist! Most of her songs transports me. In my opinion, these songs have something special, a kind of fantasy, something that takes us away… Dark Paradise makes me shivering, but not as much as Body Electric, Born to Die or Burning Desire… She is so wonderful!

  5. Lana is such a queen ! I love her, she is a wonderful artist. I don’t listen her kind of music really often but I can say that her songs are very soothing and also that she is truly talented !

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