What does Blue Jeans mean?

Lana Del Rey: Blue Jeans Meaning

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Song Released: 2012

Blue Jeans Lyrics

Blue jeans, white shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like James Dean, for sure
You so fresh to death & sick as ca-cancer
You were sorta punk rock, I grew up on hip hop
But you fit me better than my favorite...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Jul 13th 2014 !⃝

    She met a guy she had very strong feelings for, but he didn't necessarily feel the same way. He always went out at night without her, but she loved him, so she felt that it was ok. But when he had proposed to "leave to start his life over" (possibly a way to leave Lana for good because he never really loved her), and did so, Lana had begged him to stay. But he had left her only to cope with her feeling of loneliness. She was in denial and felt that he still loved her as much as she loved him, so when he said he would come back to her the next day, she had waited up all night. But he never came, and Lana feels that the people he had been with to make "a living" had drawn him in to the point that he couldn't leave, even if he had tried, and that he really wanted to come back to her. She could've also believed that he just needed time to remember how much they had a loving relationship, therefore she "would wait a million years".


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    Feb 10th 2012 !⃝

    this song is about someone that was taken away from lana by others. maybe she was forgotten because other people were all of the sudden more important. she got replaced. thus she is pleading him to remember, that she will always love him.

  3. anonymous
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    Dec 28th 2021 !⃝

    To me i feel this song is talking about a lover that she has never met and will most likely never meet because he (no one) will ever love her. For various reasons. She is crying for a future she has never got to have. Never got to experience.she knows their is someone out there for everyone but unfortunately her time has come to an end.So she is telling him that she loves him till the the end of time to ensure that he never feels as alone as she does or did and it doesn't matter what happens or who he is she will love him because it was all she had that kept her alive for that short moment. Those moments in the song with him and her together where her dreams of finding love. and now that she knows she will never find anyone she has nothing to live for. The crocodiles are representing the evil and horrible people around her and they are waiting for her in the water so that they can pounce on her and perhaps take her boyfriend. Metaphorically and physically.everyone was waiting to see her fail because of their own short comings and now they have.they wait for her to jump and eat her.she was drowning in sorrow. (The water around her) and slowly suffocating in her own sadness.

  4. anonymous
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    Nov 2nd 2018 !⃝

    I feel that this song is about a guy that Lana fell in love with but ultimately he did end up being a bad boy and he went away to start his life over as stated. He was chasing paper and he got caught up in the game so i believe maybe he chose a life of crime maybe dealing drugs and ended up getting arrested for it or sent off to jail

  5. anonymous
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    Oct 23rd 2017 !⃝

    I listened to this in the shower this morning and everyone interprets things differently but for me I connected back to the 1950s where slavery was still a thing and segregation. Lana states her songs are related to those eras because she feels like she was essentially there, anyways to me this song defined a young girl who drastically felt for a colored guy. And knowing that racism was heavily active during this time they could never be together, she says “I would love you til the end of time, I would wait a million years promise me you’ll remember that you’re mine” she’s saying I don’t care how long it takes for us to be together I will wait for you no matter what. Obviously he would have to move on and create a family with a person of his own race but she wants him to remember that they were once lovers and hopefully even though they can’t physically be together, mentally they still are and he won’t forget that. She says “loved you more than those bitches before” although he had to get other girlfriends she always loved him the most out of them all. Next line which I can connect with is “You went out every night and baby that’s all right, I told you that no matter what you did I’d be by your side” he’s frustrated because he can’t let the world know that they are in love and they are a biracial couple he goes out to the bar or to a friends house to get drunk and forget about his anger and insecurities. She then goes on to say “we were dancing all night then they took you away stole you out of my life”she’s saying they didn’t care anymore whether or not people liked them together but eventually this happy ending didn’t last forever the white supremacy come and took him away stole her other half her love she was torn apart but there was nothing she could do she was heartbroken but she will still love him until death. Let me know what you guys think about my theory on Blue jeans

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 6th 2016 !⃝

    The things I've read on here are idiotic.....
    The meaning of the song is quite clear
    A girl feel in love with a so called "bad boy"" someone mysterious and different and beautiful... He later leaves to start a new life to make money and go somewhere "he was off chasing paper" paper being money. "Caught up in the game" he made money... It's simple... She is saying that no matter where he is or what he does she will always love him... Now in the second verse when she sings "he headed out on Sunday said he'd come on Monday I stood here waitin' anticipatin' and pacin'" he left and never came back that's why she says I would wait a million years... Because she will wait for him to come back... Now considering the bridge is all about how he was a party boy... His life probably wasn't in the right place, that's why he wanted to leave... To start over not because he didn't love her.

  7. anonymous
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    Nov 26th 2015 !⃝

    I think Lana is talking about a guy she really loved but he turned out to be a huge party boy. She thought he loved her enough to make him stay with her but it turned out that he was loving her back the same way. She would brag in the song that she met him wearing "blue jeans, white shirt, they wouldn't need any more just to make life work". He was clearly going to leave her no matter what she tried to say, he had to go. At the end of the song, Lana basically tells the world she would still love him even in a million year. That is very deep because a million years is a very long time. By that time, we may have found other planets and other human beings but Lana will continue to love him.


  8. anonymous
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    Jan 2nd 2013 !⃝

    She has mentioned that she used to be an alcoholic and that alcohol was her first love! It's possible that she is singing about alcohol using a guy as a metaphor

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