Crushed flowers, broken lips, diet soda, and late-night TV: The subjects and substance of Lana Del Rey combine to create the great American poem of our time. Matter of fact, Lana Del Rey is herself one of the great American poets of our time. A combination of lovely nonsense, cheap, bubblegum-flavored Schnapps, and cigarette burns, she and the words that spill out of her mouth are our everything, your everything, everyone's everything.
In tribute to her and her Internet-friendly genius, we've turned to our electronic easels and created—or attempted to create—animated images that capture her unique, cherry-cola brilliance. They're our gift to her after all the gifts she's given us. We can only hope that we've done our Restylane muse justice.
Click through, let the magic wash over you, and share with your LDR-loving friends.
A M E R I C A N
"Play house, put my favorite record on
Get down, get your crystal method on
You were like, tall, tan, driving 'round the city
Flirtin' with the girls like, "You're so pretty."
"Springsteen is the king, don't you think?"
I was like, "Hell yeah, that guy can sing."
F R E A K
"Leather black and eyes of blue (blue, blue, blue)
Sun reflecting in your eyes, like an easy rider
Life makes sense when I'm with you
Looking back, my past
It all seems stranger than a stranger"
O L D M O N E Y
"Blue hydrangea, cold cash, divine,
Cashmere, cologne and white sunshine.
Red racing cars, Sunset and Vine,
The kids were young and pretty."
T H I S I S W H A T M A K E S US G I R L S
"Sweet sixteen and we had arrived
Baby's table dancin' at the local dive
Cheering our names in the pink spotlight
Drinkin' cherry schnapps in the velvet night"
C R U E L W O R L D
"Got your bible, got your gun,
And you like to party and have fun.
And I like my candy and your women,
I'm finally happy now that you're gone."
D I E T M O U N T A I N D E W
"Baby put on heart shaped sunglasses
Cause we gonna take a ride
I’m not gonna listen to what the past says
I’ve been waiting up all night
Take another drag turn me to ashes
Ready for another lie?
Says he’s gonna teach me just what fast is
Say it’s gonna be alright"
T H E O T H E R W O M A N
"The other woman has time to manicure her nails
The other woman is perfect where her rival fails
And she's never seen with pin curls in her hair anywhere
The other woman enchants her clothes with French perfume
The other woman keeps fresh cut flowers in each room
There are never toys that's scattered everywhere"
S A L V A T O R E
"All the lights in Miami begin to gleam
Ruby, blue and green, neon too
Everything looks better from above my king
Like aqua marine, ocean's blue"
S H A D E S O F C O O L
"My baby lives in shades of blue
Blue eyes and jazz and attitude
He lives in California too
He drives a Chevy Malibu"