Lana Del Rey – Wild at Heart | Lyrics Meaning & Song Review

“Wild at Heart” is the fifth track on Lana Del Rey’s 2021 album ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club.’ The song is the perfect annotation of Lana Del Rey’s personality as she sings about being free and carefree.

Lana Del Rey released her seventh studio album, titled ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club‘ on March 19, 2021. This is Lana’s follow-up album to 2019’s ‘Norman F*cking Rockwell.’ Much like how ‘Norman’ album was inspired by her life in Los Angeles, ‘Chemtrails’ album has been inspired by the Midwest regions.

In July 2019, Lana Del Rey revealed a new necklace she made for herself. The design contains “coordinates of la on the front, Wild at heart on the back.” She keeps her ‘wild at heart’ wordings closest to her heart!

Listen to “Wild at Heart” by Lana Del Rey

“Wild at Heart” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review

Verse 1

In the first verse, Lana Del Rey credits her wild nature to her lover as well. She tells us that his pictures are on the billboards of Sunset Boulevard, LA, California. This is a stretch of road that is known for its glitz and glamour as it runs through cities such as Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. So, we can only imagine her partner is a ‘star’ in some essence. But;

And it makes me lazy

Classic Lana. All the bright lights make her lazy and she resorts to a cigarette. ‘Smog’ is a smoke fog and Lana taken on the impossible: “Just to understand the smog.”

Pre-chorus

In these lyrics, Lana Del Rey professes her love for her partner. Polka dots are a pattern of white dots on a large red background. So, yes, she does love him a lot. She says how much he affects her like ‘Inta thots‘ (Instagram hotties) affecting their ‘fans.’

Lana Del Rey also brings in coffee as yet another thing that affects her negatively like Inta thots. Coffee is not all that bad, but something that usually goes with coffee is a cigarette which is very bad for your health.

Chorus

In the chorus of the song, Lana Del Rey explains what drove her away from the big city of Los Angeles where she was a resident. Lana says she wanted to escape the ashes of factories and cars and the flashlights of paparazzi. Hence, these lyrics tie in with the overall theme of the album of Lana moving to the Midwest from the city life.

Verse 2

The second verse ties in with a line from the chorus that goes “I’m not a star.” Lana asks her lover if they would be bothered if she quit the music industry altogether. Would Lana resorting to a life of ‘normality’ be a deal-breaker for her lover?!

She also confesses her love for Jack Daniels liquor mixed with Coca-Cola. This is her idea of being ‘wild’ as opposed to being under the spotlight.

Wildest hearts are probably the hearts that are free?!

Let us hear what you think about this song in the comments below. Check out the complete lyrics on Genius.

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