“Wildflower Wildfire” is one of the three lead singles released by Lana Del Rey from her 2021 album ‘Blue Banisters.’ In the song, Lana promises her undying love for her partner and offers everything she has for him on a bed of roses!
Lana Del Rey announced her eighth studio album ‘Blue Banisters’ expected to release on July 4, 2021. Along with the surprise announcement, Lana released three brand new singles off the album, along with the title track. It has only been just over a year when Lana released her previous project ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club‘ in March 2020.
“Wildflower Wildfire” follows a similar pattern found in most of Lana’s albums where she dedicates a song to professing her love to her partner. In the process, she hints at how good she is going to be, both in being the calmness he wants to embrace, and the wildfire he wants to dance with. Songs such as “Lust for Life,” “Cinnamon Girl,” and “Wild at Heart” from three former albums, bear the same theme.
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“Wildflower Wildfire” Lyrics Meaning and Song Review
For better or worse, Lana Del Rey is upfront about her as a wife in the song. She lays out the deal for him beforehand. And it’s all good news for him. Lana promises that she will be the sweat and tender love he has been longing for. She promises that she will make the bed, cook for him, clean for him, and take care of him. Lana also says that she will smell like Gardenia flowers in his presence. There really seem to be no pitfalls for him in this relationship.
Lana says that she was running on stardust for so long but her life was one of loneliness. This could be referring to her life in California when her career was booming. She lived under the limelight for quite some time and she got tired of the stardom very fast. Throughout the three new singles “Blue Banisters,” “Text Book,” and “Wildflower Wildfire,” and her last album ‘Chemtrails Over the Country Club,’ Lana Del Rey sings of her love for the Midwest and her longing to get away from the life in California.
Lana confesses that she was misunderstood about what life was when her career was taking off. It is all she wanted. But once she did have everything, she got tired of all of it real fast. Now she longs for company–the hot weather in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a hot coffee, and her lover is all she needs.
In the chorus of the song, Lana Del Rey promises to keep him warm, but never to burn him. This means that she is not going to break his heart. This also hints that Lana can be crazy in bed like wildfire that is uncontrollable but never burn him.
Lana Del Rey gets more candid in the second verse. She reveals that she had a troubled upbringing with her mother or stepmother. And her father never intervened. So, she grew up awkward. Lana is not exactly the symbol of a ‘celebrity.’ She holds Midwest close to her heart. She carries those values with her so she is sweet. Lana also talks about how she ended up in hospitals. Lana Del Rey has never been hesitant to talk about her addiction issues with the public. She revealed that she was sent to boarding school at the age of 14 as punishment for her alcohol addiction. Lana has openly talked about her love for drugs and alcohol. So, in this song, she reveals her not-so-glorious past to him upfront. However, she also adds that despite all that darkness, she is still on her feet. She is comfortably numb to all the pain around her thanks to her drugs.
“Comfortably Numb” is also a reference to the popular track of the same name by Pink Floyd from 1980. “Lithium” is a reference to the song of the same name by Nirvana. Lana has talked about Nirvana being a big influence on her music, so it makes sense when she sings “but with lithium came poetry.” She almost found her calling and cause with influences such as Nirvana and Pink Floyd.
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