The 10 Most Lana Del Rey Lyrics on Her New Album 'Honeymoon'

Neil Krug
Lana Del Rey

Honeymoon is Lana Del Rey’s best album. On her third long player (released Sept. 18), the lyrical clichés that bogged her down before are still present, but far less frequently. In fact, those that remain often add charm to the Lana Del Rey experience. She’s finding her voice and owning a persona that’s unlike any of her pop peers. We’re ready to forgive her for whatever she was singing about Florida kilos -- here are Honeymoon’s top 10 moments of Lana being Lana.

10. “All I wanna do is get high by the beach.” 
- “High By the Beach” 

Puff, puff, sass. 

9. “Club queen on the downtown scene / prowling around at midnight”
- “Art Deco”

Get ready to hit the club with Lana, and maybe Azealia Banks, the rumored subject of this song. When you open a song with this couplet you know you’re getting peak LDR; in this case, focused on fervor for 1920s American culture. 

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8. “Ground control to Major Tom / Can you hear me all night long?”
- “Terrence Loves You”

Sometimes Lana’s lyrics really make the grade. 

7. “Now you're just another one of my problems / Because you got out of hand / We won't survive, we're sinking into the sand”
- “High by the Beach”

There’s more to this song than the bowl-passing mantra of its chorus. In the second verse, Lana gets the upper hand on a lover who’s not worth it while alluding to the beach theme.

6. “Don't you know, no one alive can always be an angel?”
- “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” 

Lana didn't write this one, of course, but she couldn't have chosen a more lyrically appropriate song to take on. 

5. “Come to California / Be a freak like me, too”
- “Freak”

From the Beach Boys to Guns N’ Roses to Tupac to Katy Perry, a lust for California has been in American pop music almost as long as there’s been American pop music. You know Lana’s Americana joy ride is going to stop there, and she doesn’t care if you think it’s cliché or not.

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4. “When I’m down on my knees, you’re how I pray”
- “Religion”

She’s made a lover her national anthem before, and now she’s calling one her religion. You better believe she’s going to juxtapose church with getting dirty.

3. “Calling out my name in the summer rain, ciao amore / Salvatore can wait / Now it's time to eat soft ice cream”
- “Salvatore”

Lana is putting love on hold for the munchies. “Now it’s time to eat soft ice cream”: coming to a meme near you in fall 2015. 

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2. “Beatboxing and rapping in the summer rain / Like a boss, he sang jazz and blues.”
- “Salvatore” 

If there was ever a lyric that made both Ken Burns and Rick Ross giddy, it’s this one.

1. “Carry me home, got my blue nail polish on / It's my favorite color and my favorite tone of song.”
- “The Blackest Day”

Lana Del Rey: still a card-carrying Sad Girl.