Carmen

Album: Born To Die (2012)
  • Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
    Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf
    It's alarming honestly how charming she can be
    Fooling everyone, telling how she's having fun

    She says you don't want to be like me
    Don't wanna see all the things I've seen
    I'm dying, I'm dying
    She says you don't want to get this way
    Famous, and dumb, and no age
    My, I'm dying

    The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
    She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
    She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
    Buy her tonight, she's still shining
    Like lightning, light, like lightning

    Carmen, Carmen, staying up 'til morning
    Only seventeen, but she walks the streets so mean
    It's alarming truly how disarming you can be
    Eating soft ice cream, Coney Island queen
    She says you don't want to be like me
    Looking for fun, get me high for free
    I'm dying, I'm dying
    She says you don't want to get this way
    Street walking at night, and a star by day

    It's tiring, tiring

    The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
    She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
    She laughs like God, her mind's like a diamond
    Buy her tonight, she's still shining
    Like lightning, light, like lightning

    Baby's all dressed up, with nowhere to go
    That's the little story of the girl you know
    Relying on the kindness of strangers
    Time and cherry marks while doing party favors
    Put your red dress on, put your lipstick on
    Sing your song, song, now, the camera's on
    And you're alive again

    Mon amour, je sais que tu m'aimes aussi

    The boys, the girls, they all like Carmen
    She gives them butterflies, bats her cartoon eyes
    She laughs like god, her mind's like a diamond
    Buy her tonight, she's still shining
    Like lightning, light, like lightning

    Like lightning, light, like lightning

    Darling, darling, doesn't have a problem
    Lying to herself 'cause her liquor's top shelf Writer/s: Elizabeth Grant, Justin Parker, Lana Del Ray
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Anna from RussiaI thought that the song was about young, but famous girls that are very pretty and seem rich and happy (fooling everyone that she's having fun, liquor on a top shelf), but actually they need to sleep with required men in exchange for their fame and money (street walk at night, star at day). Just my opinion.
  • SakHmm also Carmen was an opera about a woman that was very popular so I thought maybe it could mean that everyone wants her but her life is not as perfect as it's portrayed? Idk man
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