Lana Del Rey – F*ck It I Love You (Lyrics Review and Song Meaning)
“Fuck It I Love You” is the fifth single off of the upcoming studio album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ by Lana Del Rey. The single was released on August 22, along with a music video and the sixth single “The Greatest.”
‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’ is Lana’s sixth studio album to be released on August 30, 2019. The album has put out hit singles such as “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” “Mariners Apartment Complex,” “Venice Bitch” and “hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have – but i have it.” Lana also announced that the two new singles will have a combined music video directed by Rich Lee, a collaborator on her previous album ‘Lust for Life.’
“Fuck It I Love You” captures some sweet emotions of untapped love. The lyrics wind around Rey’s obsession over a guy. It is also a song on self-love. Watch the conjoined music video with “The Greatest” below.
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The first verse of the song talks about Lana herself. We get a detailed description of her inner sanctity. She confesses that she is into alcohol way too much. She also admits that she is into drugs. ‘Lime Green’ is slang to ‘feel-good vibes.’ So, we are informed that Lana likes to live her life in high spirits. But she also knows that this lifestyle may be killing her slowly.
Lana’s life has become routine-booze up, drug up, sing a song, dance around, please the crowd, keep herself turned on, and repeat. One fine day she wakes up thinks to herself to break the pattern.
In the pre-chorus of the song, we are enlightened with some straight wisdom. Lana moves to California in hopes of changing herself, her routine and her habits. But moving to a different place physically does only so little change. It is your mind that you need to change, to yourself. Lana says California had the same Lana from where she moved. Hence, until such time you change yourself within, the world outside will affect you only in tiny proportions.
The chorus of the song has us wondering about the subject person. We are left to believe that Lana Del Rey is talking about her lover, but the chorus gives the vibes that she is talking about herself as well. “I love you” is a good thing to say to yourself.
In the second verse, too, Lana talks about ‘shooting up her veins’ which is classic slang for injecting drugs into the body. The ‘neon’ reference could allude to the bizarre hallucinations from being intoxicated with powerful drugs.
The song also shouts out to one of the most prominent tracks of all time titled “Dream A Little Dream of Me” from The Depression Era.
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