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Lana Del Rey: Summertime Sadness Meaning

Song Released: 2012

Summertime Sadness Lyrics

Kiss me hard before you go
Summertime sadness
I just wanted you to know
That baby you're the best

I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I'm...


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    Dec 22nd, 2013 12:04pm report

    This song is about love, either departed, or gone sour and bitter.

    kiss me hard before you go summer time sadness....
    a long kiss can mean either you are not going to see that person for a long time, or deep down in your heart you know that you may not see that person ever again

    I just wanted you to know that baby you're the best...
    he was the best love/relationship that has ever happened to her in her entire life

    I got my red dress on tonight, dancing in the dark in pale moonlight Got my hair up real big beauty queen style High heels off, I'm feeling alive....
    she has the red dress that he loved best on her, moonlight can mean dancing on her own with no one, her heels are off, (after a hard day taking you're heels/shoes off can be a relief, she's feeling alive)

    Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
    Telephone wires above all sizzlin' like your stare Honey I'm on fire I feel it everywhere
    Nothing scares me anymore....
    she can feel him in the air, even though he might not be coming back, telephone wires above,(this makes me believe that he has past away), this means that she's imagining a phone call talking to him up in heaven.
    by her saying nothing scares me anymore, can mean she has never felt something so painful in her life so no matter what happens nothing would feel worse then what she is feeling now.

    I've got that summertime, summertime sadness
    Summertime, summertime sadness Got that summertime, summertime sadness
    Oh, oh....
    when they left each other it was in summer, so now every summer she feels sad, (as well in summer we all would love to be with that special someone, so she always remembers him in summer)

    I'm feeling' electric tonight
    Cruising down the coast going' about 99 Got my bad baby by my heavenly side Oh if I go, I'll die happy tonight....
    she is feeling alive (electric) tonight
    she is speeding 99 (mph) which is extremely fast, so clearly she doesn't care if she dies in a car accident, which that would make her suicidal.
    baby by her heavenly side, meaning she is reminisce her lover in the passenger seat she quotes if her suicide is successful she will die happy knowing she might be with him

    I think I'll miss you forever
    Like the stars miss the sun in the morning skies Late is better than never
    Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive, drive
    ( now here is quite sad, and very touching, she has realised they will never see each other even if she dies, but she has made her decision and she is going to drive drive


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    Oct 15th, 10:28am report

    Thought you'd like to know, 99 is a highway that goes up through the central valley of California nearing Oregon. I know because I'm from that area.


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    Aug 4th, 8:25am report

    Actually, the video is relating to her and her best friend (as far as i heard...) one of both women committed suicide, and as you see on the video, Lana Del Rey falls off the cliff with her red dress and no high feels >> "I got my red dress on tonight
    Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
    Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
    High heels off, I'm feeling alive."

    The reason she wanted to commit suicide also is because Lana wasn't able to survive(or live) without your love one(s). King (women who jumps off the bridge, as being the best friend of Lana that committed suicide) said about the video that, "It's about not being able to live without the one you love, friend or lover it doesn't matter, that's whatever you want it to be."

    Hope this sorts things out c: . . .sorta e.e


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    Aug 1st, 8:41pm report

    It's about a huge slam of heroin.


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    Jul 7th, 7:35pm report

    The lyric is "SIZZLING LIKE A SNARE"
    Not "sizzling like your stare"


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    Jun 3rd, 6:06pm report

    This song is about how a girl and her gilfriend both commited suicide in the summer because everything was getting screwed up, my sister told me this when she looked up the definition so I think it's true. Hope I helped


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    May 7th, 5:36pm report

    The song is about her friend that commited suicide.


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    Feb 13th, 2014 2:42pm report

    Summertime sadness is mostly about a suicide that happen and she wrote about it. "i got that summertime sadness".....


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    Jan 12th, 2014 1:14pm report

    This song was written for one of her good friends that had committed suicide.


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    Jan 12th, 2014 1:04am report

    Summertime sadness obviously goes about missing a loved one(not family or friends but your partner i think) that passed away. Probably someone who committed suicide.


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    Nov 10th, 2013 11:29am report

    The song is not about a relationship. It is about suffering from bipolar disorder!


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    Nov 8th, 2013 11:39pm report

    I think summertime sadness is about when you go away on holiday, for example, and you have a romantic love fling and you lose all your sense of inhibition and 'live for the moment'. You want to be in that moment forever and you forget who you are. But when you return home, you are back in reality and you have the summertime sadness because it was all a holiday romance, a great spontaneous love you've had to let it go...it feels almost like a 'death', grieving for that summer romance.


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    Nov 3rd, 2013 11:33pm report

    she lost someone dear from suicide and she misses them so she wrote a song about it.


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    Sep 25th, 2013 9:42pm report

    This song really hits my feels. I did see the video, but I don't believe it is about a lesbian relationship. I do believe that it is a relationship though. I feel that her loved one is about to commit suicide and that she wants to spend the most time she can with them. She has the 'summertime sadness' because sometimes, if you have no plans, then the summer can be really boring, and you have a lot if time to think. Sometimes, we think so much that we get depressed.

    I also agree with the possibility of her missing her best friend, but then 'kiss me hard before you go' is kinda out of place.


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    Sep 18th, 2013 9:53am report

    It's about going back to where we came from, people like me hate the summertime, i like the dark! We hibernate our souls during the Summer, we live the rest of the year. Find the truth of who you are! We in the dark are not demons, we are the good of this world!

    Love to you all

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    May 10th, 2013 5:23pm report

    Literally, reffering to the video clip - it might be about a lesbian relationship and when one of girls died because of suicide the other one reminds their common memories. That's the easiest and the most obvious way to interpretate this great song.

    But personally, I'd rather say it's about losing best friend and missing this person because we stil remember how much fun we had together. Summertime is also holiday time and sometimes, when we don't see people for longer, they may change even if it's the last thing we want. Suicide motive and verse ''I just wanted you to know
    That baby you're the best'' may mean that it's not our fault that we lost our best friend and we did everything to avoid it. It's like you just can't accept he/she changed - just don't recognize our old best friend in this person. We only remember old good days.
    Then the bridge:

    ''Think I'll miss you forever
    Like the stars miss the sun in the morning sky
    Later's is better than never
    Even if you're gone I'm gonna drive''

    It's like: I will always remember all the stuff we used to do but I think we still can be friends, if you want it. But if not, I just will go on. But I will always miss all good times, I'll never forget you.

    You may say that verse ''Kiss me hard before you go'' makes this song more about relationship and this interpretation is also right.
    Anyway I interpretate it as a song about losing friend, maybe because I had same experience and this song clearly describes it.

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