My old man is a bad man But I can't deny the way he holds my hand And he grabs me, he has me by my heart He doesn't mind I have a Las Vegas past He doesn't mind I have a L.A crass way about me He loves me with every beat of his cocaine heart
Swimming pool Glimmering darling White bikini off with my red nail polish Watch me in the swimming pool Bright blue ripples, you Sitting sipping on your Black Cristal, oh yeah
Light of my life, fire in my loins Be a good baby, do what I want Light of my life, fire in my loins Gimme them gold coins Gimme them coins
And I'm off to the races, cases Of Bacardi chasers Chasing me all over town 'Cause he knows I'm wasted, Facing time again at Riker's Island And I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby I need you to come here and save me I'm your little scarlet starlet Singing in the garden Kiss me on my open mouth Ready for you
My old man is, a tough man But he got a soul as sweet as blood red jam And he shows me, he knows me, every inch of my tar black soul He doesn't mind I have a flat broke down life In fact he says he thinks it's what he might like about me, admires me The way I roll like a rolling stone
Likes to watch me in the glass room, bathroom Chateau Marmont Slipping on my red dress, putting on my make up Glass film, perfume, cognac, lilac Fumes, says it feels like heaven to him
Light of his life, fire of his loins Keep me forever, tell me you want me Light of your life, fire of your loins Tell me you want me, gimme them coins
And I'm off to the races, cases Of Bacardi chasers Chasing me all over town
'Cause he knows I'm wasted, facing Time again at Riker's Island and I won't get out
Because I'm crazy, baby I need you to come here and save me I'm your little scarlet starlet Singing in the garden Kiss me on my open mouth
Now I'm off to the races, laces Leather on my waist is Tight and I am falling down I can see your faces, shameless Cipriani's basement Love you, but I'm going down
God I'm so crazy, baby I'm sorry that I'm misbehaving I'm your little harlot starlet Queen of Coney Island Raising hell all over town Sorry 'bout it
My old man is a thief, and I'm gonna stay and pray with him till the end But I trust in the decision of the law To watch over us Take him when he may, if he may I'm not afraid to say That I'd die without him Who else is gonna put up with me this way? I need you, I breathe you, I'll never leave you They would rue the day, I was alone without you
You're lying with your gold chain on Cigar hanging from your lips I said, "Hon' you never looked so beautiful As you do now my man"
And we're off to the races, places Ready set the gate is down And then we're going in To Las Vegas, pay us 'Cause you know we'll race this Honey it is time to spit Boy you're so crazy, baby I love you forever Not maybe You are my one true love You are my one true love
You are my one true love
Writer/s: Elizabeth Grant, Tim Larcombe
Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind
Maddie from MississippiMy best friend got me into this wonderful song, thanks!
Rich from Portsmouth, NhWhenever we would be pulling out of the driveway (W. Burke Vt), my grand dad would exclaim "off to the races!"
Sarah from Yuba City, Cai love all the Lolita references..."Light of my life, fire of my loins" are seriously the first words of the first chapter. i really like how she tells the story in the song. this is probably my favourite song from her album. Well, this is the best of the more upbeat, playful ones... i think "Video Games" is the best of the slower songs on Born to Die. :)
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