This Is What Makes Us Girls

Album: Born To Die (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • When Lana Del Rey was 15 she got involved in drugs and alcohol, so her parents sent her away to an exclusive boarding school in Connecticut. The singer recalls the events on this moody ballad where she reminisces about "table dancin' at the local dive" and "Drinkin' cherry schnapps in the velvet night." She goes onto remember her 15-year-old self ready to depart to her boarding school, "waving on the train platform, crying 'cause I know I'm never comin' back."
  • After the fun Lana Del Rey had skipping lessons and drinking with her girlfriends, she had a much harder time at the Connecticut boarding school. The songstress told Mojo magazine she "was made fun of mercilessly for being white trash. It was so hard, every minute of it was super tough, not having come from Greenwich. Being super straight edge in college was just, like crazy."

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