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Favourite 'Norman Fucking Rockwell!' Lyrics?

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Lachlan    18,279

Perhaps her best album lyrically (without triggering certain Honeymoon haters or anything); what lines really hit you when you listen to the album?

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Lachlan    18,279

"If you hold me without hurting me, you'll be the first who ever did" hits me like a truck every time. bebe1 It's so simple but packs such a punch. bebe1 Also can't go past "god damn man child, you fucked me so good that I almost said I love you". dead2 

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Andres    1,963

"All the ladies of the canyon
Wearing white for their tea parties
Playing games of levitation
Meditating in the garden"

Love how mysterious/evocative this entire verse is bebe1

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Hunty Bear    11,734

whew, lemme get ready bebe1 

Norman fucking Rockwell

Spoiler

You talk to the walls when the party gets bored of you
But I don't get bored, I just see it through
Why wait for the best when I could have you?

Mariners Apartment Complex

 
 
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You took my sadness out of context
At the Mariners Apartment Complex
I ain't no candle in the wind
I'm the board, the lightning, the thunder
Kind of girl who's gonna make you wonder
Who you are and who you've been

And who I've been is with you on these beaches
Your Venice bitch, your die-hard, your weakness
Maybe I could save you from your sins
So kiss the sky and whisper to Jesus
My, my, my, you found this, you need this
Take a deep breath, baby, let me in

You lose your way, just take my hand
You're lost at sea, then I'll command your boat to me again
Don't look too far, right where you are, that's where I am
I'm your man
I'm your man

bebe1 

 

Cinnamon Girl

Spoiler

Kerosene in my hands
You make me mad, on fire again

hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it

Spoiler

I've been tearing around in my fucking nightgown
24/7 Sylvia Plath
Writing in blood on my walls
'Cause the ink in my pen don't work in my notepad
Don't ask if I'm happy, you know that I'm not
But at best, I can say I'm not sad
'Cause hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have
Hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have

and realistically all of The greatest, How to disappear and Bartender, since they don't have like one line that I could peg out as something totally unique and special but they're incredibly written as whole songs bebe1 her writing really improved leaps and bounds from before tbh! if I had to single just ONE song out, probably Mariners because it really is the heart of the album

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Diamond    49,103

You're scared to win, scared to lose
I've heard the war was over if you really choose
The one in and around you
You hate the heat, you got the blues
Changing like the weather, oh, that's so like you
The Santa Ana moves you

+ the entirety of Norman Fucking Rockwell and Mariners Apartment Complex bebe1 

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Merryem    6,934

oh boy bebe1 

 

hiab
 

Spoiler

If he's a serial killer, then what's the worst
That could happen to a girl who's already hurt?

 

the greatest

Spoiler

If this is it, I'm signing off
Miss doing nothing, the most of all
Oh I just missed a fireball
L.A. is in flames, it's getting hot
Kanye West is blond and gone
"Life on Mars" ain't just a song
Oh, the lifestream's almost on

 

hiatfawlmthbiha

Spoiler

Don't ask if I'm happy, you know that I'm not
But at best, I can say I'm not sad

 

california

Spoiler

You don't ever have to be stronger than you really are
When you're lying in my arms


venice bitch

Spoiler


Fear fun, fear love
Fresh out of fucks, forever

 

 

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Americunt    16,187

"Self-loathing poet, resident Laurel Canyon know-it-all; you talk to the walls when the party gets bored of you." <--- Evocative and bold portrayal of a man in a negative light, which is fun and kinda new for her.

 

"So I moved to California, but it's just a state of mind; It turns out everywhere you go, you take yourself, that's not a lie." <--- Looooove the awareness of sentiment here

 

"I had fifteen-year dances, church basement romances, yeah I've got; spilling my guts with the Bowery bums is the only love I've ever known, except for the stage, which I also call home when I'm not; Servin' up God in a burnt coffee pot for the triad" <--- This is probably the most real she's ever gotten about her life before fame and it's so bleak, but so multilayered and compelling

 

And honestly, like the entirety of "Mariners Apartment Complex". I can't even pick a favorite line, because they're all so interwoven and equally good.

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Madame X    22,598

And who I am is a big-time believer
That people can change, but you don't have to leave her
When everyone's talking, you can make a stand

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If he's a serial killer, then what's the worst
That could happen to a girl who's already hurt?

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Jake    15,939

 

If he's a serial killer, then what's the worst

That can happen to a girl who's already hurt?

I'm already hurt

If he's as bad as they say, then I guess I'm cursed

Looking into his eyes, I think he's already hurt

He's already hurt

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Urbanov    46,331

HIAB

Spoiler

Happiness is a butterfly
Try to catch it like every night
It escapes from my hands into moonlight
Every day is a lullaby
I hum it on the phone like every night

 

The Greatest 

Spoiler

Those nights were on fire
We couldn't get higher
We didn't know that we had it all
But nobody warns you before the fall

And I pray that you stay
Don't leave, I just need a wake-up call
I'm facing the greatest
The greatest loss of them all
The culture is lit and I had a ball
I guess I'm signing off after all

 

MAC

Spoiler

They mistook my kindness for weakness
I fucked up, I know that, but Jesus
Can't a girl just do the best she can?
Catch a wave and take in the sweetness
Think about it, the darkness, the deepness
All the things that make me who I am

 

+ entirety of How To Disappear and Bartender lana2 

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