10 Lana Del Rey Lyrics Probably Written By an Angsty Teen

Let me preface by saying I love Lana Del Rey. But just because I love her as an artist doesn't mean I can't think some of the lyrics in her songs are a little teenage angsty. Sometimes when I am listening to her music I feel as if I am scrolling through a 14-year-old's Tumblr where posts alternate between Lana Del Rey lyrics and black and white photos of scenic forests. Basically, I feel like I am living in Twilight.

Unfortunately, after realizing some of her lyrics are a little angsty, I couldn't unhear the lyrics and see them as anything but. Because misery loves company, here are 10 Lana Del Rey lyrics that were probably written by an angsty teen. We still love you, Lana.


Dark thoughts, dark night. Angst.

"Off To The Races"

"Born 2 Die"

Straight from an 8th graders journal (if journals exist in 2014?)

"Body Electric"


"Fake Diamond"

This teen later grows up to tattoo this on their ribcage.

"Shades of Cool"

~ EvErY oThEr LeTtEr WoUlD lOoK LiKe ThIs On My AIM sTaTuS ~

"Dark Paradise"

Picture this line superimposed over a person floating in a remote lake (black and white, of course).


Definitely would have been written in my composition notebook for Language Arts.

"Pretty When You Cry"

On repeat.

"Bel Air"

"What doesn't kill you makes you stronger." - Kelly Clarkson

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